Rain: A Natural and Cultural History

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Barnett, Cynthia
Editorial: Random House USA Inc, United States (2015)
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Descripción Random House USA Inc, United States, 2015. Hardback. Estado de conservación: New. 234 x 160 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. An NPR Science Friday Best Book of 2015 Longlisted for the National Book Award Longlisted for the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award A Boston Globe Best Book of 2015 A Miami Herald FavoriteBook of 2015 A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2015 Rain is elemental, mysterious, precious, destructive. It is the subject of countless poems and paintings; the top of the weather report; the source ofthe world s water. Yet this is the first book to tell the story of rain. Cynthia Barnett s Rain begins four billion years ago with the torrents that filled the oceans, and builds to the storms of climate change. It weaves together science the true shape of a raindrop, the mysteries of frog and fish rains with the human story of our ambition to control rain, from ancient rain dances to the 2,203 miles of levees that attempt to straitjacket the Mississippi River. It offers a glimpse of our founding forecaster, Thomas Jefferson, who measured every drizzle long before modern meteorology. Two centuries later, rainy skies would help inspire Morrissey s mopes and Kurt Cobain s grunge. Rain is also a travelogue, taking readers to Scotland to tell the surprising story of the mackintosh raincoat, and to India, where villagers extract the scent of rain from the monsoon-drenched earth and turn it into perfume. Now, after thousands of years spent praying for rain or worshiping it; burning witches at the stake to stop rain or sacrificing small children to bring it; mocking rain with irrigated agriculture and cities built in floodplains; even trying to blast rain out of the sky with mortars meant for war, humanity has finally managed to change the rain. Only not in ways we intended. As climate change upends rainfall patterns and unleashes increasingly severe storms and drought, Barnett shows rain to be a unifying force in a fractured world. Too much and not nearly enough, rain is a conversation we share, and this is a book for everyone who has ever experienced it. Nº de ref. de la librería AA99780804137096

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Barnett, Cynthia
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Descripción Crown, 2015. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería INGM9780804137096

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Barnett, Cynthia
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Descripción Random House USA Inc, United States, 2015. Hardback. Estado de conservación: New. 234 x 160 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. An NPR Science Friday Best Book of 2015 Longlisted for the National Book Award Longlisted for the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award A Boston Globe Best Book of 2015 A Miami Herald FavoriteBook of 2015 A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2015 Rain is elemental, mysterious, precious, destructive. It is the subject of countless poems and paintings; the top of the weather report; the source ofthe world s water. Yet this is the first book to tell the story of rain. Cynthia Barnett s Rain begins four billion years ago with the torrents that filled the oceans, and builds to the storms of climate change. It weaves together science the true shape of a raindrop, the mysteries of frog and fish rains with the human story of our ambition to control rain, from ancient rain dances to the 2,203 miles of levees that attempt to straitjacket the Mississippi River. It offers a glimpse of our founding forecaster, Thomas Jefferson, who measured every drizzle long before modern meteorology. Two centuries later, rainy skies would help inspire Morrissey s mopes and Kurt Cobain s grunge. Rain is also a travelogue, taking readers to Scotland to tell the surprising story of the mackintosh raincoat, and to India, where villagers extract the scent of rain from the monsoon-drenched earth and turn it into perfume. Now, after thousands of years spent praying for rain or worshiping it; burning witches at the stake to stop rain or sacrificing small children to bring it; mocking rain with irrigated agriculture and cities built in floodplains; even trying to blast rain out of the sky with mortars meant for war, humanity has finally managed to change the rain. Only not in ways we intended. As climate change upends rainfall patterns and unleashes increasingly severe storms and drought, Barnett shows rain to be a unifying force in a fractured world. Too much and not nearly enough, rain is a conversation we share, and this is a book for everyone who has ever experienced it. Nº de ref. de la librería AA99780804137096

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Descripción Crown, 2015. Estado de conservación: New. Num Pages: 320 pages. BIC Classification: PDZ. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 167 x 239 x 36. Weight in Grams: 586. . 2015. Hardcover. . . . . . Nº de ref. de la librería V9780804137096

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Descripción Random House USA Inc, 2015. HRD. Estado de conservación: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Nº de ref. de la librería H8-9780804137096

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Descripción Estado de conservación: New. Publisher/Verlag: Random House US | A Natural and Cultural History, Ausgezeichnet: Florida Book Award 2015, Nominiert: National Book Award 2015, Nominiert: PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award 2016 | Rain is elemental, mysterious, precious, destructive.It is the subject of countless poems and paintings; the top of the weather report; the source of the world's water. Yet this is the first book to tell the story of rain.Cynthia Barnett's Rain begins four billion years ago with the torrents that filled the oceans, and builds to the storms of climate change. It weaves together science-the true shape of a raindrop, the mysteries of frog and fish rains-with the human story of our ambition to control rain, from ancient rain dances to the 2,203 miles of levees that attempt to straitjacket the Mississippi River. It offers a glimpse of our "founding forecaster," Thomas Jefferson, who measured every drizzle long before modern meteorology. Two centuries later, rainy skies would help inspire Morrissey's mopes and Kurt Cobain's grunge. Rain is also a travelogue, taking readers to Scotland to tell the surprising story of the mackintosh raincoat, and to India, where villagers extract the scent of rain from the monsoon-drenched earth and turn it into perfume.Now, after thousands of years spent praying for rain or worshiping it; burning witches at the stake to stop rain or sacrificing small children to bring it; mocking rain with irrigated agriculture and cities built in floodplains; even trying to blast rain out of the sky with mortars meant for war, humanity has finally managed to change the rain. Only not in ways we intended. As climate change upends rainfall patterns and unleashes increasingly severe storms and drought, Barnett shows rain to be a unifying force in a fractured world. Too much and not nearly enough, rain is a conversation we share, and this is a book for everyone who has ever experienced it. | Format: Hardback | Language/Sprache: english | 598 gr | 239x163x30 mm | 368 pp. Nº de ref. de la librería K9780804137096

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Descripción Crown. Estado de conservación: New. Num Pages: 320 pages. BIC Classification: PDZ. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 167 x 239 x 36. Weight in Grams: 586. . 2015. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Nº de ref. de la librería V9780804137096

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