Thunder and Lightning

Thunder and Lightning

In Thunder and Lightning, Guggenheim fellow and Pulitzer nominee Lauren Redniss draws a new account of the weather.

Author: Lauren Redniss

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448128013

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 272

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'21st-century genius' Elle A howling wind, a thunderstorm, the beating sun – it’s with the elements that nature shows its true force and wonder. In Thunder and Lightning, Guggenheim fellow and Pulitzer nominee Lauren Redniss draws a new account of the weather. She has travelled from the frozen archipelagos of the Arctic Ocean to the ‘absolute desert’ of Atacoma, Chile, to show us the elements at their most extreme. Along the way, through interviews and research, she has unearthed curious stories of exploration, savagery and coincidence – stories which show us how weather has shaped humanity, intervened in the course of history, and how mankind, in turn, has tried to bend the weather to its ends. A book of exquisite beauty, with each illustration etched and coloured by hand, Thunder and Lightning informs, charms and transports. A combination of art and cultural history, from an uncategorisable and unique creative spirit, it will leave readers looking at the wind, the sun and the rain with new eyes.
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels

Weather and Society

Weather and Society

... recent weather books for a more general audience that take on this challenge include The Weather Machine by Andrew Blum (2017), Thunder and Lightning: Weather Past, Present, Future by Lauren Redniss (2015), The Weather of the Future ...

Author: Eve Gruntfest

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470669846

Category: Science

Page: 232

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Weather and Society: Toward Integrated Approaches provides the first interdisciplinary approach to the subject of weather and society. This guide to the evolving set of problem-solving approaches to weather’s societal issues successfully integrates social science’s techniques, concepts and methodologies into meteorological research and practice. Drawing especially on the work of the WAS*IS workshops (Weather and Society * Integrated Studies), this important reference offers a framework for starting to understand how the consideration of societal impacts can enhance the scientific disciplines that address the scope and impacts of weather, particularly meteorology. Filled with tools, concepts, case studies and helpful exercises, this resource: Lays the groundwork for conducting interdisciplinary work by learning new strategies and addressing typical challenges Identifies leaders of the movement to integrate social science and meteorology and highlights their contributions Includes discussion of such tools as Geographic Information Systems, survey design, focus groups, participatory research and interviewing techniques and concepts Reveals effective integrated research and applications though real-world examples in a global context Helps to identify ways to pursue research, application, and educational opportunities for integrated weather-society work Weather and Society is a hands-on guide for academics, students and professionals that offers a new approach to the successful integration of social science concepts and methodologies into the fabric of meteorological research and practice.
Categories: Science

The Cambridge Companion to Environmental Humanities

The Cambridge Companion to Environmental Humanities

See also Callison, Candis, How Climate Change Comes to Matter: The Communal Life of Facts, Durham, NC: Duke University Press ... Redniss, Lauren, Thunder & Lightning: Weather Past, Present, Future, New York: Random House, 2015, 133, 36.

Author: Jeffrey Cohen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781009037464

Category: Literary Criticism


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This Companion offers a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the environmental humanities, an interdisciplinary movement that responds to a world reconfigured by climate change and its effects, from environmental racism and global migration to resource impoverishment and the importance of the nonhuman world. It addresses the twenty-first century recognition of an environmental crisis – its antecedents, current forms, and future trajectories – as well as possible responses to it. This books foregrounds scholarship from different periods, fields, and global locations, but it is organized to give readers a working context for the foundational debates. Each chapter examines a key topic or theme in Environmental Humanities, shows why that topic emerged as a category of study, explores the different approaches to the topics, suggests future avenues of inquiry, and considers the topic's global implications, especially those that involve environmental justice issues.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Book of Unconformities

The Book of Unconformities

Despite the pressure of climate change politics, the global demise of coal is anything but certain. ... 211. I owe this reference to Lauren Redniss's wonderful Thunder & Lightning: Weather Past, Present Future.

Author: Hugh Raffles

Publisher: Verse Chorus Press

ISBN: 9781891241741

Category: Social Science


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From the author of lnsectopedia, a powerful exploration of loss, grief, endurance, and the absences that permeate the present. Unconformities are gaps in the geological record, physical evidence of breaks in time. For Hugh Raffles, these holes in history are also fissures in feeling, knowledge, memory, and understanding. In this endlessly inventive, riveting book, Raffles enters these gaps, drawing together threads of geology, history, literature, philosophy, and ethnography to trace the intimate connections between personal loss and world historical events, and to reveal the force of absence at the core of contemporary life. Through deeply researched explorations of Neolithic stone circles, Icelandic lava, mica from a Nazi concentration camp, petrified whale blubber in Svalbard, the marble prized by Manhattan's Lenape, and a huge Greenlandic meteorite that arrived in New York City along with six Inuit adventurers in 1897, Raffles shows how unconformities unceasingly incite human imagination and investigation yet refuse to conform, heal, or disappear. A journey across eons and continents, The Book of Unconformities is also a journey through stone: this most solid, ancient, and enigmatic of materials, it turns out, is as lively, capricious, willful, and indifferent as time itself.
Categories: Social Science

Oak Flat

Oak Flat

Lauren Redniss is the author of several works of visual nonfiction and the recipient of a MacArthur fioundation “genius grant.” Her book Thunder & Lightning: Weather Past, Present, Future won the 2016 PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science ...

Author: Lauren Redniss

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780399589744

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 288

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A powerful work of visual nonfiction about three generations of an Apache family struggling to protect sacred land from a multinational mining corporation, by MacArthur “Genius” and National Book Award finalist Lauren Redniss, the acclaimed author of Thunder & Lightning “Brilliant . . . virtuosic . . . a master storyteller of a new order.”—Eliza Griswold, The New York Times Book Review (Editors’ Choice) NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY KIRKUS REVIEWS Oak Flat is a serene high-elevation mesa that sits above the southeastern Arizona desert, fifteen miles to the west of the San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation. For the San Carlos tribe, Oak Flat is a holy place, an ancient burial ground and religious site where Apache girls celebrate the coming-of-age ritual known as the Sunrise Ceremony. In 1995, a massive untapped copper reserve was discovered nearby. A decade later, a law was passed transferring the area to a private company, whose planned copper mine will wipe Oak Flat off the map—sending its natural springs, petroglyph-covered rocks, and old-growth trees tumbling into a void. Redniss’s deep reporting and haunting artwork anchor this mesmerizing human narrative. Oak Flat tells the story of a race-against-time struggle for a swath of American land, which pits one of the poorest communities in the United States against the federal government and two of the world’s largest mining conglomerates. The book follows the fortunes of two families with profound connections to the contested site: the Nosies, an Apache family whose teenage daughter is an activist and leader in the Oak Flat fight, and the Gorhams, a mining family whose patriarch was a sheriff in the lawless early days of Arizona statehood. The still-unresolved Oak Flat conflict is ripped from today’s headlines, but its story resonates with foundational American themes: the saga of westward expansion, the resistance and resilience of Native peoples, and the efforts of profiteers to control the land and unearth treasure beneath it while the lives of individuals hang in the balance.
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels

Canada Past Present and Future

Canada   Past  Present and Future

WEATHER . Highest . Lowest . January 99 57 February 95 58 March 102 54 April 90 54 May 80 45 Clear , sultry , oppressive ; on the 31st rain , lightning and thunder . Clear , sultry , oppressive ; on the 1st and 25th rain , lightning ...

Author: William Henry Smith


ISBN: OXFORD:N10623052

Category: Ontario


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Categories: Ontario

Fire Ecology and Management Past Present and Future of US Forested Ecosystems

Fire Ecology and Management  Past  Present  and Future of US Forested Ecosystems

Drought periods are quasi-periodic at an 18–20 year interval and have lasted for multiple decades over the last ... In summer, thunderstorms with lightning are common; however, compared to human ignitions, lightning ignition rates ...

Author: Cathryn H. Greenberg

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030732677

Category: Science

Page: 502

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This edited volume presents original scientific research and knowledge synthesis covering the past, present, and potential future fire ecology of major US forest types, with implications for forest management in a changing climate. The editors and authors highlight broad patterns among ecoregions and forest types, as well as detailed information for individual ecoregions, for fire frequencies and severities, fire effects on tree mortality and regeneration, and levels of fire-dependency by plant and animal communities. The foreword addresses emerging ecological and fire management challenges for forests, in relation to sustainable development goals as highlighted in recent government reports. An introductory chapter highlights patterns of variation in frequencies, severities, scales, and spatial patterns of fire across ecoregions and among forested ecosystems across the US in relation to climate, fuels, topography and soils, ignition sources (lightning or anthropogenic), and vegetation. Separate chapters by respected experts delve into the fire ecology of major forest types within US ecoregions, with a focus on the level of plant and animal fire-dependency, and the role of fire in maintaining forest composition and structure. The regional chapters also include discussion of historic natural (lightning-ignited) and anthropogenic (Native American; settlers) fire regimes, current fire regimes as influenced by recent decades of fire suppression and land use history, and fire management in relation to ecosystem integrity and restoration, wildfire threat, and climate change. The summary chapter combines the major points of each chapter, in a synthesis of US-wide fire ecology and forest management into the future. This book provides current, organized, readily accessible information for the conservation community, land managers, scientists, students and educators, and others interested in how fire behavior and effects on structure and composition differ among ecoregions and forest types, and what that means for forest management today and in the future.
Categories: Science

Aboriginal Biocultural Knowledge in South eastern Australia

Aboriginal Biocultural Knowledge in South eastern Australia

The ancestors were credited with having established the climate during the Creation and afterwards to have ... or chronological (pastpresentfuture) and generally structured their memory of events into a circular pattern of time, ...

Author: Fred Cahir


ISBN: 9781486306121

Category: Medical

Page: 360

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Indigenous Australians have long understood sustainable hunting and harvesting, seasonal changes in flora and fauna, predator–prey relationships and imbalances, and seasonal fire management. Yet the extent of their knowledge and expertise has been largely unknown and underappreciated by non-Aboriginal colonists, especially in the south-east of Australia where Aboriginal culture was severely fractured. Aboriginal Biocultural Knowledge in South-eastern Australia is the first book to examine historical records from early colonists who interacted with south-eastern Australian Aboriginal communities and documented their understanding of the environment, natural resources such as water and plant and animal foods, medicine and other aspects of their material world. This book provides a compelling case for the importance of understanding Indigenous knowledge, to inform discussions around climate change, biodiversity, resource management, health and education. It will be a valuable reference for natural resource management agencies, academics in Indigenous studies and anyone interested in Aboriginal culture and knowledge.
Categories: Medical



Prediction, also known as forecasting, is making predictions based on data from the past, present, and future. ... On the other hand, Aristotle conducted numerous studies on rain, clouds, hail, wind, thunder, lightning, and hurricanes.

Author: Kristian Factora

Publisher: Kristian Factora


Category: History

Page: 438

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The original version of Philippine travel diary and technological evolution in a file preview. The ignorant explorer's quest to explore the vastness of the universe, as well as the detailed encyclopedia of tools that had evolved over time. It also includes simple black-and-white artwork depicting how life and matter can be explained in an evolutionary manner over time.
Categories: History

Lightning Principles Instruments and Applications

Lightning  Principles  Instruments and Applications

Thunderstorms,. Lightning. and. Climate. Change. Colin Price Abstract The distribution of lightning around the planet is ... is related to the impact of future global warming on lightning, thunderstorms, and other severe weather.

Author: Hans Dieter Betz

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402090790

Category: Science

Page: 641

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Lightning represents a natural phenomenon of substantial interest. Due to its complex nature, research continues in many countries and reveals amazing results. Lightning is actively observed because of its relevance to Earth climate and air composition in addition to the classical aspects of related human fatalities and damage to forests, buildings, power lines, aircraft, structures and electronic devices. In this volume, the most important contemporary questions on lightning are addressed and analyzed under many experimental and theoretical aspects. Lightning detection techniques using ground-based and space-borne methods are described, along with network engineering and statistical analysis. Contributions detail research on atmospheric electricity, cloud physics, lightning physics, modeling of electrical storms and middle atmospheric events. Special phenomena such as triggered lightning and sprite observations are examined. Lightning-induced nitrogen oxides and their effects on atmospheric chemistry and climate are discussed. Each topic is presented by international experts in the field. Topics include: * air chemistry * convective storms * infrasound from lightning * lightning and climate change * lightning and precipitation * lightning and radiation * lightning and supercells * lightning and thunderstorms * lightning detection * lightning from space * lighting protection * lightning return strokes * observations and interpretations * spatial distribution and frequency * triggered lightning * weather extremes
Categories: Science