The Resource Thunder & lightning : weather past, present, future, Lauren Redniss

Thunder & lightning : weather past, present, future, Lauren Redniss

Label
Thunder & lightning : weather past, present, future
Title
Thunder & lightning
Title remainder
weather past, present, future
Statement of responsibility
Lauren Redniss
Title variation
Thunder and lightning
Creator
Artist
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the National Book Award finalist Lauren Redniss, author of Radioactive, comes a dazzling fusion of storytelling, visual art, and reportage that grapples with weather in all its dimensions: its danger and its beauty, why it happens and what it means. Weather is the very air we breathe-it shapes our daily lives and alters the course of history. In Thunder & Lightning, Lauren Redniss tells the story of weather and humankind through the ages. This wide-ranging work roams from the driest desert on earth to a frigid island in the Arctic, from the Biblical flood to the defeat of the Spanish Armada. Redniss visits the headquarters of the National Weather Service, recounts top-secret rainmaking operations during the Vietnam War, and examines the economic impact of disasters like Hurricane Katrina. Drawing on extensive research and countless interviews, she examines our own day and age, from our most personal decisions- Do I need an umbrella today? -to the awesome challenges we face with global climate change. Redniss produced each element of Thunder & Lightning : the text, the artwork, the covers, and every page in between. She created many of the images using the antiquated printmaking technique copper plate photogravure etching. She even designed the book's typeface. The result is a book unlike any other: a spellbinding combination of storytelling, art, and science. Advance praise for Thunder & Lightning “Lauren Redniss is one of the most creative science writers of our time-her combination of beautiful artwork, reporting, and poetic prose brings science to life in ways that words alone simply cannot. Thunder & Lighting is a fascinating meditation on how climate affects the earth's landscape and the lives inhabiting it, but also how the landscape of a book-the layout of its text, the images on its pages-impacts the telling of a story. This is an important book about a topic that couldn't be more important to us all.” -Rebecca Skloot “In Thunder & Lightning, Lauren Redniss combines her own dual punch of expressive art and impressive erudition to give an entirely new take on all that happens above our heads. This is an illuminated book that is also an illuminating one.” -Adam Gopnik “Lauren Redniss's Thunder & Lightning is such a strange and wonderful thing, the work of a first-class mind that refuses to submit to any categories or precedent. It's the way you wish science would always be taught-with a mix of stories and facts, legend and hard science.” -Dave Eggers “Beautiful and totally original.” -Elizabeth Kolbert
Title
Thunder & lightning
Creator
Summary
Explores the transformative power of weather, focusing on the intricate nature of the Earth as well as the author's individual relationship to the weather
Subject
Genre
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10435460
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
551.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
QC981
LC item number
.R44 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
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weather past, present, future
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weather past, present, future
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/titleStatement
Lauren Redniss
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Thunder and lightning
Label
Thunder & lightning : weather past, present, future, Lauren Redniss
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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  • NWEBS-NOR
  • NWEBS-NOR
  • PLAIN-PLA
  • PLAIN-PLA
  • BLMFD-EAS
  • BLMFD-EAS
  • GWOOD-GRE
  • GWOOD-GRE
  • JAYCO-POR
  • JAYCO-POR
  • NCSTL-NEW
  • NCSTL-NEW
  • CULVR-CUL
  • CULVR-CUL
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
20432375
Dimensions
30 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
261 pages
Isbn
9780812993172
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
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20432375
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn903284334
  • (OCoLC)903284334

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