Tying Down the Wind

By Eric Pinder
Read by Patrick Cullen

10.10 Hours 02/01/2002 unabridged
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Where can you find the worst weather on earth? The surprising answer in Tying Down the Wind is: everywhere. You don’t need to climb Mount Everest or voyage to the icy desert of Antarctica to witness both the beauty and the destructiveness of weather. The same forces are at work in your own backyard. Eric Pinder, certified observer at Mount Washington Meteorological Observatory, takes readers on a voyage of discovery through the atmosphere, a swirling ocean of air that surrounds and sustains life. The journey begins in a sunny New England woodlot and ends atop the polar ice of Antarctica—where we learn, remarkably, that the two extremes are not so different after all. Tying Down the Wind invites you to experience the excitement of the world’s worst weather in the comfort of your own home.

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Summary

Summary

Where can you find the worst weather on earth? The surprising answer in Tying Down the Wind is: everywhere. You don’t need to climb Mount Everest or voyage to the icy desert of Antarctica to witness both the beauty and the destructiveness of weather. The same forces are at work in your own backyard.

Eric Pinder, certified observer at Mount Washington Meteorological Observatory, takes readers on a voyage of discovery through the atmosphere, a swirling ocean of air that surrounds and sustains life. The journey begins in a sunny New England woodlot and ends atop the polar ice of Antarctica—where we learn, remarkably, that the two extremes are not so different after all. Tying Down the Wind invites you to experience the excitement of the world’s worst weather in the comfort of your own home.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Mark Twain is supposed to have quipped, ‘Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.’ Pinder has, however, written an informative and entertaining book, ably presented in audio.” AudioFile
“Fascinating, stimulating, sometimes almost poetically written.”  Kliatt
“Fascinating, stimulating, sometimes almost poetically written…Cullen’s even-toned fluid voice is a perfect match for the text. He narrates rather than lectures and turns each situation into and adventure.” Kliatt
“Patrick Cullen masterfully narrates this work and the listener can easily imagine these weather conditions and their consequences Highly recommended.” Library Journal

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Author

Author Bio: Eric Pinder

Eric Pinder is an observer and staff writer at Mount Washington Meteorological Observatory in New Hampshire. He is the author of Life at the Top and has written scripts for the nationally syndicated radio program The Weather Notebook and articles for Weatherwise, Backpacker, and other national magazines. He lives in Berlin, New Hampshire.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 10.10
Audience: Adult
Language: English