In 1865 a broken Admiral Robert FitzRoy locked himself in his dressing room and cut his throat. His grand meteorological project had failed. Yet only a decade later, FitzRoy's storm-warning system and 'forecasts' would return. This book deals with his life and work.
Telling you what happens if it rains on St Swithin's Day, or if there's a red sky at night, if it snows at Easter or if spiders spin long webs, this title puts you in touch with thousands of years of British wisdom and heritage.
An account English weather, which is at the very heart of English life and culture, as it is experienced physically, emotionally and spiritually. It catches the distinct voices of compelling individuals: 'Bloody cold', says Jonathan Swift in the 'slobbery' January of 1713; Percy Shelley wants to become a cloud and John Ruskin wants to bottle one.
Since its debut in 1990, the internet has seen over a billion web pages-but it wasn't always sleek interfaces. In this visual tour through history, trace the very earliest examples of what we today take for granted, from the first website to use surround sound to the first 'upload-your-face' function and YouTube-like page. Complete with year-by-...
Flowers have been used in wedding ceremonies for centuries; fashions may change but their popularity endures. This book provides brides and florists with floral designs to celebrate the happiest and most special of days. It explains how to plan, prepare and transport the flowers, as well as advising on colour scheme and displays.