The International Bibliography of Meteorology
Revisiting a nineteenth-century classic
AbstractThe International Bibliography of Meteorology, published in 1994, is a new edition of a nineteenth century bibliography supervised by Oliver L. Fassig and issued in four volumes by the U.S. Army Signal Corps between 1889 and 1891. The original volumes are not easy to find, read, or use. They were lithographed in small quantities on acidic paper. Only a few copies are still in existence and, for the most part, are now in poor condition. The 1994 edition, prepared by Roy E. Goodman and me, is still in print and is available in 120 research libraries and via interlibrary loan. This essay is a reintroduction to the history and importance of the project.