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  • Autor: Cynthia Barnett
  • Editor: Brilliance Audio
  • Relaese Date: 21 April 2015
  • ISBN: 1501224689
  • Format Book: PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
  • Number of page: pages
  • File Size: 39MB
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Description Rain de Cynthia Barnett:

A natural history of rain, told through a lyrical blend of science, cultural history, and human dramaIt is elemental, mysterious, precious, destructive. It is the subject of countless poems and paintings- the top of the weather report- the source of all the world's water. Yet this is the first audiobook to tell the story of rain.Cynthia Barnett's "Rain" begins four billion years ago with the torrents that filled the oceans, and builds to the storms of climate change. It weaves together science the true shape of a raindrop, the mysteries of colored rains with the human story of our attempts to control rain, from ancient rain dances to the 2,203 miles of levees that attempt to straitjacket the Mississippi River. It offers a glimpse of our "founding forecaster," Thomas Jefferson, who measured every drizzle long before modern meteorology. Two centuries later, rainy skies would help inspire Morrissey s mopes and Kurt Cobain s grunge. "Rain" is also a travelogue, taking readers to Scotland to tell the surprising story of the mackintosh raincoat, and to India, where villagers extract the scent of rain from the monsoon-drenched earth and turn it into perfume.Now, after thousands of years spent praying for rain or worshiping it- burning witches at the stake to stop rain or sacrificing small children to bring it- mocking rain with irrigated agriculture and cities built in floodplains- even trying to blast rain out of the sky with mortars meant for war, humanity has finally managed to change the rain. Only not in ways we intended. As climate change upends rainfall patterns and unleashes increasingly severe storms and drought, Barnett shows rain to be a unifying force in a fractured world. Too much and not nearly enough, rain is a conversation we share, and this is an audiobook for everyone who has ever experienced it." Information regarding the author cannot be observed or even is removed at the ask for from the article writer. You'll could be keen on alternative textbooks by way of the Cynthia Barnett. I was in a position to acquire much of the almost all iformatsii available for you. Intended for copy writers: web site doesn't extend to consumer admittance your ebooks on the pages only preliminary more knowledge about it. If you feel our website is actually infringing, you should write to united states regarding it needless to say the actual writer of them ebooks, we're going to rapidly eliminate web pages from your web page.

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I'm glad you finally downloaded the epub versions. . I am very happy

Borad Re: Rain

I just read Chapter 1, and it is good.