The Sailor's Horn-Book for the Law of Storms
The Sailor's Horn-Book for the Law of Storms

The Sailor's Horn-Book for the Law of Storms

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being a practical exposition of the theory of the law of storms, and its use to mariners of all classes, in all parts of the world.....sixth edition

Piddington, Henry

London, Frederic Norgate, 1876.

8vo. ppxviii, addenda leaf, 408.

complete with the barometrical chart and the four folding charts, together with their
tables of reference, and the two storm cards, which are often lacking.

good clean condition hardback in a smart modern cloth binding.


Henry Piddington was a merchant sea captain in the early 19th century and self-trained meteorologist, with particular interest in the waters around the Indian sub-continent.

His major published work was this 'Sailors Horn-Book for the Law of Storms', which became a standard text for several decades.

Piddington is also credited with introducing the word 'cyclone' to the meteorological vocabulary