Aristotle’s Meteorologica: Meteorology Then and Now [Hardback]

Anastasios A. Tsonis(Author); Christos S. Zerefos(Editor)

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ISBN: 9781789696370 | Published by: Archaeopress Archaeology | Year of Publication: 2020 | 126p, H9.75 x W7, 34 figures (17 in color)
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Aristotle’s Meteorologica: Meteorology Then and Now

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Aristotle’s Meteorologica concentrates on the meteorological aspects of Aristotle’s work published as Meteorologica books A-D, and on how they compare now with our understanding of meteorology and climate change. In other words, how well did Aristotle fair when he tried to explain weather 2,300 years ago when there was only logic, eye observation, and past experience, with only primitive instrumentation and a few personalized measurements? While there are scientific issues behind Aristotle’s writings, this book is written for the non-specialist. The book uses simple examples to present its case, which will be easily followed by general readers.

Table of Contents

Prolegomena

Introduction: about Aristotle

His life

His works

BOOK A FROM ΜΕΤΕΩΡΟΛΟΓΙΚΑ

Aristotle’s universe with a glimpse on climate change

Meteorology now, part 1

Analogies and contrasts

Key points of meteorology now, part 1

Back to Aristotle’s Meteorologica

Meteorology now, part 2

Key points of meteorology now, part 2

Analogies and contrasts

Back to Aristotle’s Meteorologica

BOOK B FROM ΜΕΤΕΩΡΟΛΟΓΙΚΑ

On winds

Stormy weather

Meteorology now, part 3

Key points of meteorology now, part 3

Back to Aristotle’s Meteorologica

BOOK C FROM ΜΕΤΕΩΡΟΛΟΓΙΚΑ

Aristotle’s optics
Preparatory introduction

Aristotle’s general theory of colour

The halo

Rainbow

Sun dogs and light pillars

Aurora Borealis

BOOK D FROM ΜΕΤΕΩΡΟΛΟΓΙΚΑ

Aristotle’s notion on thermodynamic equilibrium

Concluding remarks

Appendix I: Aristotle’s poem ‘Ode to Virtue’

Appendix II: Aristotle on climate change

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