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Windswept: The Story of Wind and Weather


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The must-read natural history book of the season from the Governor General's Award-winning author of "Water." Wind makes life on earth possible. It moderates climate, dispersing the sun's rays and carrying moisture from the oceans to the land, where it falls as rain. Its action created the great rivers that nurtured the world's earliest civilizations and permitted the development of the first technologies not dependent on human or animal energy. Winds affect human history, too. A Saharan sandstorm foiled the Persian ...

Windswept: The Story of Wind and Weather 2006, McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, Canada

ISBN-13: 9780771026447