And Soon I Heard A Roaring Wind

And Soon I Heard A Roaring Wind

A Natural History of Moving Air

Book - 2016
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A thrilling exploration of the science and history of wind from the bestselling author of Cold.

Scientist and bestselling nature writer Bill Streever goes to any extreme to explore wind--the winds that built empires, the storms that wreck them--by traveling right through it. Narrating from a fifty-year-old sailboat, Streever leads readers through the world's first forecasts, Chaos Theory, and a future affected by climate change. Along the way, he shares stories of wind-riding spiders, wind-sculpted landscapes, wind-generated power, wind-tossed airplanes, and the uncomfortable interactions between wind and wars, drawing from natural science, history, business, travel, as well as from his own travels.

AND SOON I HEARD A ROARING WIND is an effortless personal narrative featuring the keen observations, scientific rigor, and whimsy that readers love. You'll never see a breeze in the same light again.
Publisher: New York :, Little, Brown and Company,, 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780316410601
Branch Call Number: ANF 551.518 STR
Characteristics: 308 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm


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Jan 19, 2017

Good read about the history of the complex science of meteorology. Of even greater interest as the earth is faced with more extreme weather brought about by climate change. The science is set against the backdrop of a sailing expedition of a man and his wife from Galveston to Guatemala. Most interesting because they are really very novice sailors and the boat lacks some features that would provide a level of safety that they could have benefitted from.

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