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The Resource Rain : a natural and cultural history, by Cynthia Barnett

Rain : a natural and cultural history, by Cynthia Barnett

Label
Rain : a natural and cultural history
Title
Rain
Title remainder
a natural and cultural history
Statement of responsibility
by Cynthia Barnett
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Cynthia Barnett's "Rain "begins four billion years ago with the torrents that filled the oceans, and builds to the storms of climate change. It weaves together science--the true shape of a raindrop, the mysteries of frog and fish rains--with the human story of our ambition to control rain, from ancient rain dances to the 2,203 miles of levees that attempt to straitjacket the Mississippi River. As climate change upends rai nfall patterns and unleashes increasingly severe storms and drought, Barnett shows rain to be a unifying force in a fractured world
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barnett, Cynthia
Dewey number
551.57/7
Index
index present
LC call number
QC925
LC item number
.B315 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rain and rainfall
  • Weather
  • Rainfall anomalies
  • Droughts
  • Physical geography
  • Climatic changes
  • Earth sciences
  • Climatic changes
  • Droughts
  • Earth sciences
  • Physical geography
  • Rain and rainfall
  • Rainfall anomalies
  • Weather
Label
Rain : a natural and cultural history, by Cynthia Barnett
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • American rain.
  • Founding forecaster
  • Rain follows the plow
  • The rainmakers
  • Capturing the rain.
  • Writers on the storm
  • The scent of rain
  • City rains
  • Mercurial rain.
  • Strange rain
  • Origins
  • And the forecast calls for change
  • Waiting for rain
  • Elemental rain.
  • Cloudy with a chance of civilization
  • Drought, deluge, and devilry
  • Praying for rain
  • Chance of rain.
  • The weather watchers
  • The articles of rain
Control code
1581751
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
355 pages
Isbn
9780804137119
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2014034180
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1581751
  • (OCoLC)890377468
Label
Rain : a natural and cultural history, by Cynthia Barnett
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • American rain.
  • Founding forecaster
  • Rain follows the plow
  • The rainmakers
  • Capturing the rain.
  • Writers on the storm
  • The scent of rain
  • City rains
  • Mercurial rain.
  • Strange rain
  • Origins
  • And the forecast calls for change
  • Waiting for rain
  • Elemental rain.
  • Cloudy with a chance of civilization
  • Drought, deluge, and devilry
  • Praying for rain
  • Chance of rain.
  • The weather watchers
  • The articles of rain
Control code
1581751
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
355 pages
Isbn
9780804137119
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2014034180
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1581751
  • (OCoLC)890377468

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