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The Resource 18 miles : the epic drama of our atmosphere and its weather, Christopher Dewdney

18 miles : the epic drama of our atmosphere and its weather, Christopher Dewdney

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18 miles : the epic drama of our atmosphere and its weather
Title
18 miles
Title remainder
the epic drama of our atmosphere and its weather
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Dewdney
Title variation
Eighteen miles
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From the bestselling author of Acquainted with the Night comes a brilliant and witty look at our favourite topic - weather We live at the bottom of an ocean of air - 5,200 million million tons, to be exact. It sounds like a lot, but Earth's atmosphere is smeared onto its surface in an alarmingly thin layer - 99 percent contained within 18 miles. Yet, within this fragile margin lies a magnificent realm - at once gorgeous, terrifying, capricious, and elusive. With his keen eye for identifying and uniting seemingly unrelated events, Chris Dewdney reveals to us the invisible rivers in the sky that affect how our weather works and the structure of clouds and storms and seasons, the rollercoaster of climate. Dewdney details the history of weather forecasting and introduces us to the eccentric and determined pioneers of science and observation whose efforts gave us the understanding of weather we have today. 18 Miles is a kaleidoscopic and fact-filled journey that uncovers our obsession with the atmosphere and weather - as both evocative metaphor and physical reality. From the roaring winds of Katrina to Palladio's architectural triumph, La Rotonda, Dewdney entertains as he gives readers a long overdue look at the very air we breathe."--
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CaOONL
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1951-
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Dewdney, Christopher
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Weather
  • Weather
Target audience
general
Label
18 miles : the epic drama of our atmosphere and its weather, Christopher Dewdney
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
263 pages
Isbn
9781770413467
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Ownership
*
System control number
  • pr02338662
  • (CaOWLBI)pr02338662
  • 435201
Label
18 miles : the epic drama of our atmosphere and its weather, Christopher Dewdney
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
263 pages
Isbn
9781770413467
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Ownership
*
System control number
  • pr02338662
  • (CaOWLBI)pr02338662
  • 435201

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