And Soon I Heard A Roaring Wind (Innbundet)

A Natural History of Moving Air


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Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 2016
Antall sider: 320
Forlag: Little, Brown & Company
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9780316410601
Kategori: Teknologi, transport og landbruk og Matematikk
Omtale: And Soon I Heard A Roaring Wind
Wind: you feel it every day, but you never think about its place shaping history. Scientist and bestselling nature writer Bill Streever goes to any extreme to explore wind--the winds that built empires, the storms that wreck them. Narrating from a 50-year-old sailboat, Streever travels from Texas to Guatamala leading readers through the world's first forecasts, Chaos Theory, and a future affected by changing weather. Along the way, he shares stories of wind-riding spiders, wind-sculpted landscapes, wind-generated power, wind-tossed airplanes, storms, early maps, WWII and the Wright Brothers, dunes and the Dust Bowl, shipwrecks, windmills and wars, drawing from history, business, science, and travel. AND SOON I HEARD A ROARING WIND is an effortless personal narrative featuring the keen observations, scientific rigor, and whimsy that readers love.

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