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Defining the Wind

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Defining the Wind by Scott Huler
Paperback $19.00
Jun 28, 2005 | ISBN 9781400048854

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Praise

“[An] enchanting stroll through maritime and science history . . . [Huler is] a charming guide.” —New York Times Book Review

“Huler writes with self-deprecating wit, and . . . he captures the Beaufort scale’s ‘open-hearted intellectual decency.’” —The New Yorker

“On a scale of 0 to 13, this will blow you away . . . Hang on for a lighthearted romp over two hemispheres, two centuries of discovery, and the consuming passions of two men: Beaufort and Huler.” —Seattle Times

“Scott Huler’s obsession with the scale is a match for Beaufort himself. Part history, part textbook, part memoir, Defining the Wind explores how we think about the currents that shape sea and landscapes.” —Los Angeles Times

“[A] reminder of why we read science books. . . . Read Huler and you’ll pay more attention to the air moving through your backyard, fluttering leaves, rattling windows . . . compelling, powerful. . . . ” —Boston Globe

“To some people, the devil is in the details. But a true researcher will revel in the details. That’s what Mr. Huler joyfully discovered in his investigations, and it shows in every page of this unusual and delightful book.” —Dallas Morning News

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