A Field Guide to the Atmosphere

Author: Vincent J. Schaefer,John A. Day,Jay Pasachoff

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395976319

Category: Nature

Page: 384

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Photographs show phenomena of the atmosphere, describing types of atmospheric particles, rainbows, clouds, and precipitation.
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In Praise of Nature

Author: Stephanie Mills

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1610912799

Category: Nature

Page: 284

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Five thought-provoking essays by Stephanie Mills are followed by reviews and excerpts of the ten most important pieces of related literature written by experts in the various fields. Reviewers include Peter Borrelli, David Brower, Ernest Callenbach, J. Baird Callicott, Lois Gibbs, and others. Following the essays is an annotated bibliography listing over 100 important environmental works.
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Peterson First Guide to Clouds and Weather

Author: John A. Day,Vincent J. Schaefer,Roger Tory Peterson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395906637

Category: Nature

Page: 128

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This Peterson First guide contains easy-to-understand answers to questions about the weather, such as why the sky is blue, what makes it rain, and what causes rainbows. The book also features 116 color photographs that show how to identify clouds, with explanations of what each cloud type tells about the weather to come.
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The Brothers Vonnegut

Science and Fiction in the House of Magic

Author: Ginger Strand

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374711542

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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Worlds collide in this true story of weather control in the Cold War era and the making of Kurt Vonnegut In the mid-1950s, Kurt Vonnegut takes a job in the PR department at General Electric in Schenectady, where his older brother, Bernard, is a leading scientist in its research lab--or "House of Magic." Kurt has ambitions as a novelist, and Bernard is working on a series of cutting-edge weather-control experiments meant to make deserts bloom and farmers flourish. While Kurt writes zippy press releases, Bernard builds silver-iodide generators and attacks clouds with dry ice. His experiments attract the attention of the government; weather proved a decisive factor in World War II, and if the military can control the clouds, fog, and snow, they can fly more bombing missions. Maybe weather will even be the "New Super Weapon." But when the army takes charge of his cloud-seeding project (dubbed Project Cirrus), Bernard begins to have misgivings about the harmful uses of his inventions, not to mention the evidence that they are causing alarming changes in the atmosphere. In a fascinating cultural history, Ginger Strand chronicles the intersection of these brothers' lives at a time when the possibilities of science seemed infinite. As the Cold War looms, Bernard's struggle for integrity plays out in Kurt's evolving writing style. The Brothers Vonnegut reveals how science's ability to influence the natural world also influenced one of our most inventive novelists.
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A Field Guide to California and Pacific Northwest Forests

Author: John C. Kricher

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395928967

Category: Nature

Page: 378

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A detailed guide brings to life the beauty, inhabitants, and various kinds of trees and plants of the Sierra Nevada forests, the California forests, the Pacific Northwest forests, and the boreal forests of Canada and Alaska. Original.
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