Thunder & Lightning

Thunder & Lightning

Weather Past, Present, Future

Book - 2015
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"A fusion of storytelling, visual art, and reportage that grapples with weather"-- Provided by publisher
Publisher: New York : Random House, [2015]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780812993172
Branch Call Number: 551.6 Redn
Characteristics: 261 pages : color illustrations, map ; 30 cm
Alternative Title: Thunder and lightning


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May 09, 2016

It is an unusual sort of science book. The author seems to want to convey the affect of weather, not merely its cause. This book certainly ought to accompany any study of the subject. One of the author's notes sums it up well. Her intent is not so much to impart information as to "capture a certain feeling - a sensation of strangeness, wonder, terror - that we experience in the presence of nature, most powerfully perhaps when encountering the forces of the elements: a howling wind, a thunderstorm, the beating sun."

quagga Feb 09, 2016

When art and science get married, I am first in line with the confetti. That's why I want to shower Lauren Redniss' work with rose petals. Thunder and Lightning: Weather Past, Present, Future is full of fascinating information about weather, the font and unusual page layout are all part of the author's design and it's illustrated with hand-coloured photogravure and photopolymer prints. So gorgeous!


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