"In the interest of preserving for posterity the wealth of flat Earth knowledge and research done during the late 19th and early 20th century, I am continuing a series of audiobook and PDF downloads to make them more easily and widely available."
Today's selection is Frederick Cook's 1908 book "The Terrestrial Plane."
‘The Terrestrial Plane: Its Wild Phenomena and How to Account for Them’ by Frederick Cook was published in 1908 and is hailed as a pioneering work on meteorology and climatology.
In this work, Cook delved into the mysteries of the physical, chemical and mechanical properties of the terrestrial plane, or atmosphere. He provides a unique and interesting perspective on the physical phenomena of the atmosphere, such as winds and rainfall, and how they can be effectively measured and studied.
Cook begins by discussing the composition, structure and behavior of the atmosphere, detailing the chemical and physical laws that govern it. He explains the different types of wind and how their effects can modify the climate of an area. Cook also examines the role of clouds in weather systems, describing their different types and states, and how they should be classified and monitored. Finally, he reviews the effects of atmospheric moisture, temperature and pressure on a variety of weather-related phenomena, including the pressure-temperature relationships between different areas and the formation of hailstones and other types of precipitation.
Cook’s book is a comprehensive and detailed account of the physical and chemical nature of the terrestrial plane. He provides readers with a deeper understanding of the atmosphere and its effects on climate, making it an invaluable resource for those interested in meteorology and climatology. Cook’s clear and detailed writing style makes the book easy to understand, and it is remarkably accurate even by modern standards.
As stylish and comprehensive as this book is, it still remains an important contribution to the study of meteorology and climatology. Cook's knowledge and insight were ahead of their time, and this book serves as a lasting reminder of his pioneering work in the field.