Thunder & Lightning

Thunder & Lightning

Weather Past, Present, Future

Book - 2015
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Focusing on the intricate nature of the world around us, as well as the personal relationship we all have to the weather, a National Book Award finalist and visionary writer combining personal stories with history, interviews, scientific research and full-color photos explores the transformative power of weather. --Publisher
Publisher: New York : Random House, [2015]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780812993172
0812993179
Branch Call Number: 551.6 REDNISS
Characteristics: 261 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Alternative Title: Thunder and lightning

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mountaininabottle
May 09, 2016

It is an unusual sort of science book. The author seems to want to convey the affect of weather, not merely its cause. This book certainly ought to accompany any study of the subject. One of the author's notes sums it up well. Her intent is not so much to impart information as to "capture a certain feeling - a sensation of strangeness, wonder, terror - that we experience in the presence of nature, most powerfully perhaps when encountering the forces of the elements: a howling wind, a thunderstorm, the beating sun."

quagga Feb 09, 2016

When art and science get married, I am first in line with the confetti. That's why I want to shower Lauren Redniss' work with rose petals. Thunder and Lightning: Weather Past, Present, Future is full of fascinating information about weather, the font and unusual page layout are all part of the author's design and it's illustrated with hand-coloured photogravure and photopolymer prints. So gorgeous!

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