And Soon I Heard a Roaring Wind
A Natural History of Moving Air
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ISBN10: 0316410608 ISBN13: 9780316410601 Publisher: Little Brown & Co Published: Jul 26 2016 Pages: 308 Weight: 1.16lbs. Height: 9.50" Width: 6.25" Depth: 1.00" Language: English
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.