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Author Streever, Bill, author.

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

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2016.
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Adult Nonfiction  551.518 STR    AVAILABLE
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Description 308 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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 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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