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  • Napier Shaw - The Drama of Weather
  • Peter Moore - The Weather Experiment: The Pioneers Who Sought to See the Future
  • Sebastian Junger - The perfect storm
  • Ruskin, “Present State of Meteorological Science” (1839)
  • John Ruskin, “Storm Cloud of the Nineteenth Century” (1884) []
  • Howard, Essay on the Modification of Clouds (1803)[]
  • Pretor-Pinney, The Cloudspotter’s Guide: The Science, History, and Culture of Clouds (2007)
  • Tung-Hui Hu - A Prehistory of the Cloud []
  • Alexandra Harris - Weatherland: Writers and Artists under English Skies
  • Lorraine Daston, “Cloud Physiognomy” (2016) []
  • Paul Edwards, “Meteorology as Infrastructural Globalism”
  • Mary Jacobus, “Cloud Studies: The Visible Invisible,” Journal of the Imaginary and the Fantastic 1:3 (2009)
  • Alfred Stieglitz, “Equivalents” (sky photographs from the 1920s)
  • Jan Klage, “Wetter macht Geschichte”, Frankfurter Allgem. Buch, Frankfurt, 2003 (The influence of the weather on the course of history)
  • Wolfgang Friese, „Sferics – faszinierende natürliche Radiowellen“ Funkamateur Bibliothek 18, Box 73 Amateurfunkservice Berlin, 2007. (Handbook about emergence of thunderstorms, lightnings and sferics)
  • Günther D. Roth “Wetter für alle - Was man über unser Wetter wissen muss”, BLV, München, 1995
  • F.C.Delius, “Der Held und sein Wetter - Ein Kunstmittel und sein ideologischer Gebrauch im Roman des bürgerlichen Realismus” Wallstein Verlag. Göttingen, 2011. (Dissertation about heros and their weather, by analyzing 60 novels)
  • William J. Burroughs “Naturerlebnisführer : Wolken, Wind und Wetter” Mosaik Verlag, München, 1999 (About clouds, weather encyclopaedia and climatic phenomena)
  • Dieter Walch and Ernst Neukamp “Wolken, Wetter - Wetterentwicklung erkennen und vorhersagen. Mit Anleitungen für die eigene regionale Wetterprognose”, GU Gräfe u. Unzer, 1989 (
  • E. Hoffmann-Krayer, H. Bächtold-Stäubli, Handwörterbuch des deutschen Aberglaubens, Berlin und Leipzig, 1932. Excerpt about country lores- Database for european ethnology: []
  • Wolf Dieter Blümel, “20000 Jahre Klimawandel und Kulturgeschichte - von der Eiszeit in die Gegenwart” [ ]





  • Jack Prelutsky's It's Snowing! It's Snowing
  • Eve Merriam “Showers Clearing Later in the Day”
  • Tresselt, Alvin. Hide and Seek Fog
  • Jacqueline Briggs Martin: Snowflake Bentley

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From Markus W. (20170514-2304)

… Last week I was often in the library and found some weather-books and some poems by Christian Morgenstern. Hans Magnus Enzensberger wrote a lot of weather-poems too (“Natürliche Gedichte”). I also found a book about mount fuji (“Über die ziehenden Wolken - Der Fuji”). It's not that old book you told me about, but in the chapter “Natursymbolik in der japanischen Lyrik” are a lot of old japanese poems (waka).

By the way: consistent symbols in japanese poetry:
springtime = cherry blossom - sakura;
summer = cuckoo - bototogisu;
autumn = moon - tsuki / red maple leaves - momiji;
winter = snow - yuki;
shiki - four seasons;)

I put your book-list and the books that I found (mostly in german) into an .xls-chart. In the following you can find some weather-web-links. I hope this will help:

Karlsruher Wolkenatlas (photographs of clouds and weather):
Weatherhistory, Weatherforcast, Weathercams, Weatherexikon:
Weatherarchiv (Login needed):
Another Wolkenatlas ;) (cloud of the month: Cumulus congestus pileus)
Wetter Online (Youtube Channel - Weather Online)

At sunrise I'll make some recordings. It is the last day of the “Eisheilgen - Cold Sophie”. It was raining today, at night I can make some recordings of dripping water in my neighbourhood (there is a broken roof gutter). Last few days I have done a few recordings and pictures on different locations and times (recorded also some footsteps on mudd and stones - on a lakeside).

weatherliterarypage.txt · Last modified: 2017/09/30 15:28 by markus-w