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American Philosophical Society
18th Century Climate of Jamaica Derived from the Journals of Thomas Thistlewood, 1750-1786 (Transaction 93-2)
Transactions 93 No. 2
Thomas Thistlewood is known for his daily records of life on a slave plantation in eighteenth-century Jamaica. Thistlewood's previously unexamined weather journal is shown here to be the most important written record from the Earth's tropical regions available. His observation methods are superior to most of his contemporaries & provide a high-quality daily record of more than 35 years. Comparison of his records with modern weather records indicates that Thistlewood's Jamaica was a much cooler & moister place than in modern times. A 252-year record of tropical storm & hurricane frequency in Jamaica reveals that the late 20th-century minimum in storm frequency is unprecedented.
William Croone, on The Reason of the Movement of the Muscles (Transaction 90-1)
Fighting for the Good Cause: Reflections on Francis Galton's Legacy to American Hereditarian Psychology
Emil von Behring: Infectious Disease, Immunology, Serum Therapy (Memoir 255)
Armenian Merchants of the Seventeenth and Early Eighteenth Centuries: English East India Company Sources: Transactions, APS (vol. 88, part 5)
My Life in Germany Before and after January 30, 1933: A Guide to a Manuscript Collection at Houghton Library
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