Tying Down the Wind

Tying Down the Wind

Adventures in the Worst Weather on Earth

Book - 2000
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Where can you find the worst weather on earth? This book's surprising answer is: everywhere. You don't need to climb Mount Everest or voyage to the icy desert of Antarctica to witness both the beauty and the destructiveness of weather. The same forces are at work in your own backyard. Tying Down the Wind takes readers on a journey of discovery through the atmosphere, a swirling ocean of air that surrounds and sustains life. The adventure begins in a sunny New England woodlot and ends atop the polar ice of Antarctica-where we learn, remarkably, that the two extremes are not so different after all. What triggers changes in the weather? How are tornadoes, thunderstorms, heat waves, and blizzards all related? Tying Down the Wind supplies the answers. It will appeal to fans of nature writing and outdoor adventure, as well as anyone interested in understanding the weather that surrounds us.
Publisher: New York : Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam, c2000
ISBN: 9781585420605
Branch Call Number: QC861.2 .P48 2000
Characteristics: 280 p. : ill. ; 24 cm


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