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Amanda

I am also a NYRB member, and one this arrived last week I just stared at it for several moments because it struck me as so strange. But, like you, I have dipped in and found it compelling. I may just do bits and pieces at a time, but I think it will turn out to be one of those interesting gems I never would have discovered on my own.

Jeane

How intriguing. Of all the nonfiction and natural history books I've read, never has one been just about weather patterns. I'm curious!

Danielle

I would never have picked this one up had I come across it elsewhere, but it is actually really very interesting. There is so much detail to take in, I am enjoying what I read, but I am not sure whether I will ever be able to explain how winds work to anyone. I think I will remember all the more curious bits and pieces, however. I agree--it is going to be one of those unexpected gems!

Danielle

I think you would like it! Who knew wind could be so very interesting. I know some things from watching the weather reports--or at least am a little familiar with the terminology but it is cool to have it explained. It is packed with information--definitely worth checking out!

iliana

I think you need to take a picture of your NYRB collection and post it for us to ooh and aah over! :)
What a fascinating book. I must read more non-fiction!

Danielle

Hmm. Maybe I need to do that! :) I have a stack in my bedroom and another in my bookroom....I would need to tidy them first, however!

Kathy Johnson

What a wonderful surprise! I often feel the way you do, that I'm only absorbing a portion of what I'm reading. But I figure a portion is better than nothing, and once I have a little information, it tends to open me up to finding more information on the same subject(s) and gradually my understanding grows.

BuriedInPrint

This sounds fascinating! And I do appreciate your dilemma. But what about all the equally fascinating ones that you've already received but haven't read - aren't they as worthy as the ones that you don't even know about yet? (Always an advocate for the books who can't talk back. *LOL*)

Simon T (StuckinaBook)

"in the right hands, with the right author, almost any topic can be made not only wholly accessible, but downright entertaining." - agreed! This topic would never strike me as one to read about, but I'll now keep an eye out. I certainly know nothing about it now!

Danielle

This is a book that calls for complete attention so I like to pick it up when I know I have a little extra time to devote to it. Definite sensory overload of facts, but I hope some of it sticks with me.

Danielle

Oh, yes, they are absolutely all very worthy and I am sure when I get around to the next one (whichever I pull from the pile) I will wonder why I waited so long to start it. They sit so patiently-see, this is why I always end up with so many partially started books on my night stand! :)

Danielle

When I first saw this was the upcoming book selection I was not all that impressed to be honest. I like nature books, but this seemed just a little too specific, but I swear--it pretty much just grabbed me from the first and I can't wait to get to the parts that are more literary in reference (to myths and legends, etc). So I think it will even get better!!

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