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And Soon I Heard a Roaring Wind : A Natural History of Moving Air (Hardcover) (Bill Streever)
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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.
Number of Pages: 308
Sub-Genre: Earth Sciences / Meteorology + Climatology, History
Publisher: Little Brown & Co
Author: Bill Streever
Street Date: July 26, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-16-9996
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