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And soon I heard a roaring wind : a natural history of moving air, Bill Streever

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And soon I heard a roaring wind : a natural history of moving air
Title
And soon I heard a roaring wind
Title remainder
a natural history of moving air
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Bill Streever
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eng
Summary
  • "Offers entertaining and science-based observations on the wind, from the world's first forecasts, to Chaos Theory, wind-riding spiders, wind-sculpted landscapes and wind-generated power. By the best-selling author of Cold and Heat,"--NoveList
  • The gnashing teeth of an oncoming storm. Wind-launched missiles and wind-tossed airplanes. Sand dunes and the Dust Bowl, shipwrecks and wind-riding spiders, weather forecasting, wind power, windmills, and wars; on page after page of his brisk and fascinating book, Bill Streever reveals wind's real nature--and its history-shaping force. Seeking a deep immersion in his subject, Streever will go to any extreme. So, after a three-day course, this novice sailor set out on a vintage fifty-year-old sailboat named after Don Quixote's horse, and sailed east from Texas to Guatemala over 43 days and 1000 miles. How better to explore and experience the winds that built empires, the storms that wrecked them, and the surprising history and science of moving air? From history's great violent storms to the impacts of weather on life and business, from wind's energy to its power to give and destroy life, this is a thrilling read.--Adapted from dust jacket
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BTCTA
Dewey number
551.518
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illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC931
LC item number
.S77 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
And soon I heard a roaring wind : a natural history of moving air, Bill Streever
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-299) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The voyage -- The forecast -- Theorists -- Initial conditions -- The numbers -- The model -- The computation -- Chaos -- The ensemble -- Afloat in the candle's light
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25 cm.
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9780316410601
Lccn
2016930854
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
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(OCoLC)928613953

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