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THE

LIBRARY OF USEFUL STORIES

The Library of Useful Stories.

A series of little books dealing with various branches of useful knowledge, and treating each subject in clear, concise language, as free as possible from technical words and phrases, by writers of authority in their various spheres. Each book complete in itself. Illustrated. Ihmo. Cloth, 40 cents per volume.

NOW READY. The Story of the Stars. By G. F. CHAMBERS,

F. R. A. S., author of “Handbook of Descriptive and

Practical Astronomy,” etc. With 24 Illustrations. The Story of the Earth. By H. G. SEELEY, F. R. S.,

Professor of Geography in King's College, London. The Story of the Solar System. By G. F. CHAM

BERS, F. R. A. S. The Story of the Plants. By GRANT ALLEN, au

thor of “Flowers and their Pedigrees,” etc. The Story of “ Primitive” Man. By EDWARD

Clodd, author of “ The Story of Creation,” etc. The Story of a piece of Coal. By E. A. MARTIN,

F.G.S. The Story of Electricity. By John MUNRO, C. E. The Story of Extinct Civilizations in the East.

By ROBERT ANDERSON, M. A., F. A. S. The Story of the Earth's Atmosphere. By

DOUGLAS ARCHIBALD, M. A. The Story of Germ Life. By H. W. CONN, Pro

fessor of Biology at Wesleyan University.

Other volumes are to follow, of which due notice will be given.

D. APPLETON AND COMPANY, NEW YORK.

CUMULUS CLOUD. Photographed by Mr. A. M'Adie, U. S. Weather Bureau, San Francisco.

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EARTH'S ATMOSPHERE

BY

DOUGLAS ARCHIBALD, M. A.

FELLOW AND SOMETIME VICE-PRESIDENT
OF THE ROYAL METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY, LONDON

WITH FORTY-FOUR ILLUSTRATIONS

NEW YORK
D. APPLETON AND COMPANY

1898

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