The Story of Wind and Weather

Book - 2006
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"Fans of de Villiers' Sahara (2002) and Sable Island (2004) will revisit both windy places in this eclectic tour of the eternally kinetic atmosphere. Describing the historical perspective on wind in myth and modern science, de Villiers adopts Hurricane Ivan as his narrative sinew. Proceeding from the ancient Greek philosophers and their four elements to developments in scientific recognition of wind as the local manifestation of global weather fronts and eddies, de Villiers tracks Ivan's transformation in 2004 from Saharan nimbus to Caribbean calamity to blustery rainstorm in his Nova Scotia home."--Booklist.
Publisher: Toronto : McClelland & Stewart, c2006
Branch Call Number: 551.518 D494w
Characteristics: viii, 338 p. : ill., maps, ports. ; 22 cm


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