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Robert FitzRoy FRS: sailing into the storm

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November
022007

13:00 - 14:00

Location

The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG

Overview

 

Dr John Gribbin, University of Sussex
 

John Gribbin is the author of more than a hundred books of popular science, including FitzRoy: the remarkable story of Darwin's Captain and the invention of the weather forecast'. In this talk, he discusses FitzRoy's career as captain of HMS Beagle and as a pioneering meteorologist.

Robert FitzRoy FRS: sailing into the storm The Royal Society, London 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK