Rain

Rain

A Natural and Cultural History

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"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 frog and fish rains--with the human story of our ambition to control rain, from ancient rain dances to the 2,203 miles of levees that attempt to straitjacket the Mississippi River... 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."--Book jacket.
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, [2015]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780804137119
0804137110
9780804137096
0804137099
Branch Call Number: 551.57 Barnett
QC925 .B315 2015
Characteristics: 355 pages ; 24 cm

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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 frog and fish rains—with the human story of our ambition to control rain, from anc... Read More »


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Apr 21, 2017

One of the most absolutely beautiful books that I have ever read. It was intellectually a lot for me to take in but so lyrical, vivid, and fluid. I LOVED everything about it and the hunts it took me on. Truly appreciative of such a comprehensive and beautiful gem!! So glad to have happened upon this!!

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sharonh12
Oct 17, 2015

Ultimate weather "junkie's" chronicle. Also, delves into historical movements that were probably influenced by weather.

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