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Wind: how the flow of air has shaped life, myth, and the land
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Published:
Emeryville, CA : Shoemaker & Hoard, c2006.
Format:
Book
Physical Desc:
xiv, 294 pages ; 22 cm.
Status:
Boulder Main Adult NonFiction
551.518 DeBl
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Boulder Main Adult NonFiction
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Feb 21, 2020
Description
The winds of the world have sculpted the land and all aspects of nature, but they've also shaped humans -- histories, cultures and settlements. Ephemeral and powerful, the wind is impossible to capture in a single phrase or image. In Wind, Jan DeBlieu sets out to better understand this force of nature by exploring its many aspects and effects, large and small, in a quest that spans the United States. She visits a weather observatory at the summit of Mount Washington, talks to survivors of a deadly tornado in Iowa, tries hang gliding in North Carolina, and climbs sand dunes in Oregon and slickrock formations in Utah. DeBlieu lives on one of the most wind-plagued landscapes on the earth, North Carolina's Outer Banks, where the winds have shaped the contours of the islands, the migrations of birds and fish, and the customs and character of the residents. In poetic prose she seamlessly interweaves her life experiences with scientific research to compelling and enriching result. Winner of the John Burroughs Medal for Natural History Writing, Wind brings us closer to a force that affects us all.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781593760946, 1593760949 (pbk.)

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Originally published: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1998.
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Includes index.
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APA Citation (style guide)

DeBlieu, J. (2006). Wind: how the flow of air has shaped life, myth, and the land. Emeryville, CA: Shoemaker & Hoard.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

DeBlieu, Jan. 2006. Wind: How the Flow of Air Has Shaped Life, Myth, and the Land. Emeryville, CA: Shoemaker & Hoard.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

DeBlieu, Jan, Wind: How the Flow of Air Has Shaped Life, Myth, and the Land. Emeryville, CA: Shoemaker & Hoard, 2006.

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DeBlieu, Jan. Wind: How the Flow of Air Has Shaped Life, Myth, and the Land. Emeryville, CA: Shoemaker & Hoard, 2006. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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