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Tying Down the Wind

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Tying Down the Wind by Eric Pinder
Sep 04, 2000 | ISBN 9781101664087

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Tying Down the Wind is a great deal like Thoreau’s Walden, mixing as it does philosophy and natural science in a book chock-full of creative, memorable imagery…a pleasure to read. Whether Tying Down the Wind has the staying power of Walden remains to be seen. But I place this book in the same lofty literary category.”
—Ft. Worth Star-Telegram
“The book is the product of deep insight. Pinder is a weather observer by trade, but his observations of humanity are equally exacting. He expresses the onset of goosebumps, the pain of snow blindness, the fragrance of a summer day, the rebirth of spring, and other common weather experiences with uncommon acuity.”
—Weatherwise Magazine
“Nicely and descriptively written…covers many important scientific principles of meteorology.”
—Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
“Eric Pinder pulls off the astonishing feat of turning the science of meteorology into the stuff of grand drama and stirring poetry.”
—David Laskin, Braving the Elements
“Mixes strong science with a highly readable, witty, and often lyrical style…I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in nature’s great mysteries.”
—McKay Jenkins, The White Death: Tragedy and Heroism in the Avalanche Zone
“Patrick Cullen masterfully narrates this work, and the listener can easily imagine these weather conditions and their consequences.”
—Library Journal

“Touches eloquently on such topics as wind chill, avalanches, hypothermia, and Antarctica, with its six months of night and its overwhelming isolation.” 
—Boston Herald


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