The wind has sculpted Earth from the beginning of time, but it has also shaped humans-our histories, religions and cultures, the way we build our dwellings, and how we think and feel. In this poetic, acclaimed work, Jan DeBlieu takes the tempests of her home, the North Carolina Outer Banks, as a starting point for considering how the world's breezes and gales have made us who we are. She travels widely, seeking out the scientists, sailors and sages who, like her, are haunted by the movement of air.
About the Author
Jan DeBlieu is the author of four nonfiction books and dozens of articles and essays about nature, people, and our deep attachment to the places where we live and work. Wind was awarded the 1999 John Burroughs Medal for Natural History Writing, the highest national honor in the genre.