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Windswept The Story of Wind and Weather

Windswept The Story of Wind and Weather
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  • Comments: Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, will have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780802715197
  • ISBN: 0802715192
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Publisher: Walker & Company

AUTHOR

De Villiers, Marq

SUMMARY

"Windswept" is the story of humankind's long struggle to understand wind and weather--from the wind gods of ancient times to early discoveries of the dynamics of air movement to high-tech schemes to control hurricanes. Marq de Villiers is equally adept at explaining the science of wind as he is at presenting dramatic personal stories of encounters with gales and storms. We have made great strides in understanding how wind affects weather, but much is left to learn about how global warming and pollution may impact the winds themselves. The stakes are high because, as Hurricane Katrina so vividly reminded us, anything that affects the winds eventually affects human life.De Villiers, Marq is the author of 'Windswept The Story of Wind and Weather', published 2007 under ISBN 9780802715197 and ISBN 0802715192.

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