The Resource 18 miles : the epic drama of our atmosphere and its weather, Christopher Dewdney, (ebook)

18 miles : the epic drama of our atmosphere and its weather, Christopher Dewdney, (ebook)

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18 miles : the epic drama of our atmosphere and its weather
Title
18 miles
Title remainder
the epic drama of our atmosphere and its weather
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Dewdney
Title variation
Eighteen miles
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Language
eng
Summary
We live at the bottom of an ocean of air - 5,200 million million tons, to be exact. It sounds like a lot, but Earth's atmosphere is smeared onto its surface in an alarmingly thin layer - 99 percent contained within 18 miles. Yet, within this fragile margin lies a magnificent realm - at once gorgeous, terrifying, capricious, and elusive. With his keen eye for identifying and uniting seemingly unrelated events, Chris Dewdney reveals to us the invisible rivers in the sky that affect how our weather works and the structure of clouds and storms and seasons, the rollercoaster of climate. Dewdney details the history of weather forecasting and introduces us to the eccentric and determined pioneers of science and observation whose efforts gave us the understanding of weather we have today.18 Miles is a kaleidoscopic and fact-filled journey that uncovers our obsession with the atmosphere and weather - as both evocative metaphor and physical reality. From the roaring winds of Katrina to Palladio's architectural triumph, La Rotonda, Dewdney entertains as he gives readers a long overdue look at the very air we breathe
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Midwest
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1951-
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Dewdney, Christopher
Dewey number
551.5
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Atmosphere
  • Meteorology
  • Weather
  • Weather forecasting
  • Climatology
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adult
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18 miles : the epic drama of our atmosphere and its weather, Christopher Dewdney, (ebook)
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781773052236
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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MWT12160154
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remote
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12160154
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MWT12160154
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
18 miles : the epic drama of our atmosphere and its weather, Christopher Dewdney, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781773052236
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12160154
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12160154
System control number
MWT12160154
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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