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Sir William Reid (1791—1858) was a British soldier, administrator and meteorologist.

He was born at Kinglassie, Fife and was educated at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich.

He was commissioned lieutenant of engineers in 1809, and in 1810 joined Wellington's army at Lisbon. In 1815 he participated in Sir Edward Pakenham's unsuccessful attack on New Orleans and in 1835 commanded a brigade in the British Legion raised by the Queen Regent of Spain. Subsequently Reid served as Governor of the Bermudas (1839—1846), of the British Windward Islands (1846—1848), and of Malta (1851—1858). He was knighted in 1851 and promoted to major general five years later.

Reid was sent to the Leeward Islands in 1831 to direct the task of reconstruction after the Great Barbados hurricane. During his two-and-a-half-year stay he became absorbed in trying to understand the nature of Atlantic hurricanes, which led to a lifelong study of tropical storms. He published An Attempt to Develop the Law of Storms by Means of Facts (1838; third edition, 1850) and The Progress of the Development of the Law of Storms and of the Variable Winds (1849).

He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in February 1839.

He died at his home in Hyde Park, London.
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Total Books: 89
The Blood of Jesus Having therefore brethren boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus Hebrews 1019
An Attempt to Develop the Law of Storms  and Hence to Point Out a Cause of the Variable Winds
The Progress Of The Development Of The Law Of Storms And Of The Variable Winds With The Practical Application Of The Subject To Navigation
Woman's Work For Woman's Weal
2010 - Woman's Work for Woman's Weal [1860] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781120958891
ISBN-10: 112095889X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Plymouth Brethrenism Unveiled and Refuted
2010 - Plymouth Brethrenism Unveiled and Refuted (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781142151287
ISBN-10: 114215128X
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History of the United Co-Operative Baking Society Ltd A Fifty Years' Record 1869-1919
The City Muse Or the Poets in Congress
2010 - The City Muse or the Poets in Congress (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781151975126
ISBN-10: 1151975125
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Our National Vice
2009 - Our National VIce (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781151186232
ISBN-10: 1151186236
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The Blood of Jesus
2009 - The Blood of Jesus (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781151689566
ISBN-10: 1151689564
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The Friends of Jesus Directed and Encouraged
2009 - The Friends of Jesus Directed and Encouraged (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781151609021
ISBN-10: 1151609021
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The Merchant Evangelist a Memoir of W M'gavin
2009 - The Merchant Evangelist a Memoir of W M'gavin (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781150407338
ISBN-10: 1150407336
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Things to Come Practically Considered
2009 - Things to Come Practically Considered (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781150525476
ISBN-10: 1150525479
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Letters About Jesus
2009 - Letters About Jesus (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781151708663
ISBN-10: 1151708666
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Romance of Song Or the Muse in Many Moods
2009 - Romance of Song or the Muse in Many Moods [verse] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781150376252
ISBN-10: 1150376252
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Authentic Records of Revival Now in Progress in the United Kingdom Ed by W Reid
Letters About Jesus Addressed To Inquirers
2009 - Letters About Jesus Addressed to Inquirers [1860] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781120781017
ISBN-10: 1120781019
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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An Inquiry Into the Causes of the Present Distress With an Attempt to Explain the Theory of Nationa
Everlasting punishment and modern speculation
2009 - Everlasting Punishment and Modern Speculation (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780217831000
ISBN-10: 0217831001
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Children Viewed in the Light of Scripture
2009 - Children VIewed in the Light of Scripture (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780217694834
ISBN-10: 0217694837
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Resolving Complaints and Promoting Openness Can the Ombudsman Help [H.M. Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother fellowship] (Other)
Historia De Las Armas [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)