And Soon I Heard A Roaring Wind: A Natural History Of Moving Air

Hardcover | July 26, 2016

byBill Streever

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A thrilling exploration of the science and history of wind from the bestselling author ofCold.

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.

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A thrilling exploration of the science and history of wind from the bestselling author ofCold.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 reader...

Bill Streever wrote the national bestsellerColdand the award-winningHeat.As a biologist, he has worked on issues ranging from climate change to the restoration of Arctic tundra to underwater noise to the evolution of cave crayfish. With his wife and co-captain, he splits his time between Alaska and their cruising sailboat, currently in...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 9.5 × 6.25 × 1 inPublished:July 26, 2016Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0316410608

ISBN - 13:9780316410601

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"Streever's book is rangy and free-form.... Evocative scientific explanations also punctuate his exploits.... He clearly has an affinity for extremes and a gutsy, undaunted spirit that enlivens both his inquiries and his writing."-Smithsonian Magazine