Admiral Robert Fitzroy, most famous as Captain of The Beagle, essentially invented weather forecasting for the safety of sailors, spending his entire fortune to do so. One of his many inventions was the Storm Glass, a cylinder filled with a mixture of water, ethanol, potassium nitrate, ammonium chloride, and camphor. Fitzroy believed that the formation and dissolution of crystals and particles in the mixture reflected temperature and pressure in a way that predicted the weather; his instructions are included.
Measures 14cm high, wooden base 6cm wide
PLEASE NOTE: you should allow the glass to 'settle' for a week or more after delivery.
A classic 'top trumps'-style card game - of the world's deadliest diseases. Play one disease against another and try to trump your opponents card in terms of fatality rate, incubation period and so on. 30 cards plus instructions in a neat box.
This gorgeous sheet of wrapping paper reproduces a vintage classroom chart, showing the parts of the flower. Printed on Cavallini's signature Italian archival paper, this fine gift wrap is good enough to be hung on the wall, or used in a variety of crafts. To...
A vintage chart of Cacti And Succulents features on this gorgeous sheet of wrapping paper. Printed on Cavallini's signature Italian archival paper, this fine gift wrap is good enough to be hung on the wall, or used in a variety of crafts. To transform this...
The six pencils in this set all feature really un-motivational messages such as 'False hope is better than no hope'. All rather entertaining if not not very productive... 6 HB pencils in a themed box.Pack measures 19 x 6 x 1.5 cm.