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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
Title variation remainder
the epic drama of our atmosphere and its weather
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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, Christopher 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. 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 the frozen oceans of Snowball Earth, Dewdney entertains as he gives readers a long overdue look at the very air we breathe."--
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Back cover
Cataloging source
FMG
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1951-
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Dewdney, Christopher
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Atmosphere
  • Meteorology
  • Weather
  • Weather forecasting
  • Climatology
  • Climatic changes
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18 miles : the epic drama of our atmosphere and its weather, Christopher Dewdney
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-248) 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
Contents
Introduction -- Stormy with a chance of life: the improbable birth of our atmosphere -- The wild blue yonder: the layers of the atmosphere -- Cloud Nine: inside the misty giants above our heads -- The poem of Earth: rain -- The secret life of storm -- Katrina: the life story of a hurricane -- Palace of the winds -- Which way the wind blows: the story of weather forecasting -- Apollo's chariot: the seasons -- A cold place: winter and the ice ages -- Climate change past and present -- Weather that changed history -- Postscript: Fire, water, earth, air
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
263 pages
Isbn
9781770413467
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1056246785
  • (OCoLC)on1056246785
  • 980988
Label
18 miles : the epic drama of our atmosphere and its weather, Christopher Dewdney
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-248) 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
Contents
Introduction -- Stormy with a chance of life: the improbable birth of our atmosphere -- The wild blue yonder: the layers of the atmosphere -- Cloud Nine: inside the misty giants above our heads -- The poem of Earth: rain -- The secret life of storm -- Katrina: the life story of a hurricane -- Palace of the winds -- Which way the wind blows: the story of weather forecasting -- Apollo's chariot: the seasons -- A cold place: winter and the ice ages -- Climate change past and present -- Weather that changed history -- Postscript: Fire, water, earth, air
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
263 pages
Isbn
9781770413467
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1056246785
  • (OCoLC)on1056246785
  • 980988

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