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Author Streever, Bill, author.

Title And soon I heard a roaring wind : a natural history of moving air / Bill Streever.

Publication Info. New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2016.

Copies

Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 DeKalb PL Adult Non-Fiction - DKLY-12  551.518 STR    AVAILABLE
 Ella Johnson Memorial PL Stacks - EJMY-11  551 STR    AVAILABLE
 Freeport PL Adult Non-Fiction - FPLY-13  551.518 STR    AVAILABLE
 Moline PL Adult Non-Fiction - MPLG-6  551.518 STR    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Non-Fiction - NSLY-11  551.518 STR    AVAILABLE
 Rock Island Main Lib Adult Non-Fiction - RIPG-6  551.518 STR    AVAILABLE
 Woodstock PL Adult Non-Fiction - WOLY-11  551.518 STR    AVAILABLE
Edition First edition.
Description 308 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-299) and index.
Contents The voyage -- The forecast -- Theorists -- Initial conditions -- The numbers -- The model -- The computation -- Chaos -- The ensemble -- Afloat in the candle's light.
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.
Subject Winds.
Winds -- History.
Winds -- Social aspects.
Winds -- Economic aspects.
Air.
Atmosphere.
Weather.
Meteorology -- History.
ISBN 9780316410601 (hardcover)
0316410608 (hardcover)

 
    
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