Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History
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September 8, 1900, began innocently in the seaside town of Galveston, Texas. Even Isaac Cline, resident meteorologist for the U.S. Weather Bureau, failed to grasp the true meaning of the strange deep-sea swells and peculiar winds that greeted the cit...
Rain: A Natural and Cultural History
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A natural history of rain, told through a lyrical blend of science, cultural history, and human drama.
It is elemental, mysterious, precious, destructive. It is the subject of countless poems and paintings; the top of the weather report; the source...