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Science:Geography:Weather, Climate Change

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Wind: How the Flow of Air Has Shaped Life, Myth, and the Land, DeBlieu, Jan
1 DeBlieu, Jan Wind: How the Flow of Air Has Shaped Life, Myth, and the Land
Boston and New York Mariner Books / Houghton Mifflin Company 1999 039595794X / 9780395957943 First Thus Paperback Near Fine Octavo 
294 pp. Extremely light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. Faint yellowing to edges of text block and outer page margins. All else as new. "Siroccos, Santa Anas, monsoons -- the wind has as many names as moods. Few other forces have so universally shaped the earth, its plants and animals, and patterns of exploration, settlement, and civilization. Jan DeBlieu brings a poet's voice and a scientist's eye to Wind, showing how the collision of a few molecules can lead to the creation of religions, the discovery of continents, the destruction of empires." 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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A Light History of Hot Air, Doherty, Peter
2 Doherty, Peter A Light History of Hot Air
Carlton Melbourne University Press 2007 0522854079 / 9780522854077 First Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Small Octavo 
viii, 302 pp. Extremely light wrinkling to edges of unclipped dw. Unobtrusive chips to head and foot of backstrip and board corners. Internally as new. From balloons to climate change with the Australian Nobellist. 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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Under the Weather, Fort, Tom
3 Fort, Tom Under the Weather
London Arrow Books 2007 0099461242 / 9780099461241 First Paperback Fine 12mo 
335 pp. As new. "A journey around the country on the trail of the eccentrics, visionaries and fanatics -- past and present -- who have sought and found inspiration in that perennial conversational stand-by: the weather. Tells the story of those who -- moved to an exceptional, sometimes obsessive, degree by the fascination felt by so many of us -- sought to know and understand our weather; and also the story of its impact on us, our history, our culture, the way we think and behave." 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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4 Hamblyn, Richard The Invention of Clouds: How an Amateur Meteorologist Forged the Language of the Skies
London Picador 2001 0330391941 / 9780330391948 First British Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
x, 292 pp. Dustwrapper, now protected in removable clear sleeve, is not price clipped but has very light edgewear. Remainder mark to lower edge of text block. Internally as new. Black/white illustrations. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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The Winters of the World: Earth under the Ice Ages, John, Brian, Editor
5 John, Brian, Editor The Winters of the World: Earth under the Ice Ages
Queensland Jacaranda Press 1979 0701611065 / 9780701611064 First Clothbound Very Good Good Large 0ctavo 
256 pp. incl. glossary, further reading and index. Slight wear to top of unclipped dustjacket. Small tear to middle of half title page. Contents: Brian John, Planet Earth and Its Seasons of Cold; Brian John, Ice Ages: A Search for Reasons; Edward Derbyshire, Glaciers and Environment; Grant Young, The Earliest Ice Ages: Precambrian; Rhodes Fairbridge, Traces from the Desert: Ordovician; Brian John, The Great Ice Age: Permo-Carboniferous; John Andrews, The Present Ice Age: Cenozoic; Brian John, Rhyme, Reason and Prediction. Black-and-white photos, maps, diagrams throughout. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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The Cloud Collector's Handbook, Pretor-Pinney, Gavin
6 Pretor-Pinney, Gavin The Cloud Collector's Handbook
London Sceptre / Hodder & Stoughton 2009 0340919434 / 9780340919439 First Hard Cover Fine No Jacket (as issued) 16mo 
112 pp. As new. Colour photos throughout. "With 46 different clouds identified by stunning photographs and detailed descriptions, the handbook helps you: Learn all the major cloud types; Understand the science of the sky; Earn cloud-collecting points; Compare your cloudspotting skills with rivals; Carry clouds in your pocket wherever you go. An official publication of the Cloud Appreciation Society" 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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Earthshock: Hurricanes, Volcanoes, Earthquakes, Tornadoes, and Other Forces of Nature. Revised Edition, Robinson, Andrew
7 Robinson, Andrew Earthshock: Hurricanes, Volcanoes, Earthquakes, Tornadoes, and Other Forces of Nature. Revised Edition
London Thames & Hudson 2002 0500283044 / 9780500283042 Revised Paperback Near Fine Quarto 
304 pp. Very light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. Internally as new. With 281 illustrations, 138 in colour. Suggestions for further reading; index. "This revised edition of Andrew Robinson's compelling and informative book, illustrated with marvellous photographs and specially commissioned artwork, draws on the dramatic evidence of recent years to evaluate the state of the planwet -- and man's effect on it -- in the new century. Each force of Nature is separately described, dissected and fitted into the jugsaw puzzle of global environmental change." 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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Heaven's Breath: A Natural History of the Wind, Watson, Lyall
8 Watson, Lyall Heaven's Breath: A Natural History of the Wind
London Hodder and Stoughton 1984 034032449X / 9780340324493 First Hard Cover Very Good Good Octavo 
384 pp. Light general and edgewear to price-clipped dustjacket. Lower corners a little bumped. Faint dust foxing and a little scuffing to edges of text block. Previous owner's name inked to front free endpaper; another previous owner's name stamped on following page. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. "In his free-thinking style, Lyall Watson gives a fascinating survey of the geography, biology, physics, sociology, physiology, psychology, history and philosophy of the wind." 
Price: 22.00 AUD
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Monsoon and Civilization, Yasuda, Yoshinori, and Vasant Shinde, editors
9 Yasuda, Yoshinori, and Vasant Shinde, editors Monsoon and Civilization
New Delhi Roli Books 2004 817436305X / 9788174363053 First Hard Cover Fine Very Good + Quarto 
440 pp. Very light edgewear to illustrated unclipped dustwrapper. Book is as new. Maps, diagrams, colour photos throughout. History of climate change, "with special reference to the monsoon during the Pleistocene and Holocene and human responses. ...[T]opics covered include methods of analysing data for reconstructing past climatic sequences [and] the monsoon's effect on religious, social and economic history." A heavy book: postage as quoted applies in Australia, but please contact us for overseas rates. 
Price: 50.00 AUD
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