Thunder & Lightning: Weather Past, Present, Future

Thunder & Lightning: Weather Past, Present, Future

Lauren Redniss

From the nationwide e-book Award finalist Lauren Redniss, writer of Radioactive, comes a stunning fusion of storytelling, visible artwork, and reportage that grapples with climate in all its dimensions: its chance and its good looks, why it occurs and what it means.


climate is the very air we breathe—it shapes our day-by-day lives and alters the process heritage. In Thunder & Lightning, Lauren Redniss tells the tale of climate and humankind in the course of the ages.

This wide-ranging paintings roams from the driest desolate tract on the earth to a frigid island within the Arctic, from the Biblical flood to the defeat of the Spanish Armada. Redniss visits the headquarters of the nationwide climate provider, recounts top-secret rainmaking operations through the Vietnam struggle, and examines the commercial influence of failures like typhoon Katrina. Drawing on huge study and numerous interviews, she examines our personal day and age, from our such a lot own decisions—Do i want an umbrella today?—to the notable demanding situations we are facing with international weather change.

Redniss produced each one part of Thunder & Lightning: the textual content, the paintings, the covers, and each web page in among. She created a few of the photographs utilizing the antiquated printmaking process copper plate photogravure etching. She even designed the book’s typeface.

the result's a e-book in contrast to the other: a spellbinding blend of storytelling, artwork, and science.

Praise for Thunder & Lightning

“[An] aesthetically charged and deeply researched account . . . a wild rainstorm of a publication, pelting the reader with principles and inspiration.”Nature

“A attractive and illuminating illustrated examine of climate in all its tempestuous kind . . . Redniss’s mixture of truth, folklore, and colourful etched copperplate prints enthralls.”O: The Oprah Magazine

“Eerily appealing . . . includes lots of medical rationalization (including various nods towards worldwide warming), but additionally far-flung own tales that light up the wonder, ask yourself and chaos inherent within the elements.”The manhattan Times

“Magical . . . Redniss has . . . proven us how people stay with nature—fighting, coexisting, taming, predicting through leech barometer and radar and intuition.”The long island instances e-book Review

“[A] twenty-first-century genius . . . Redniss is inventing a brand new literary style. . . . The reader keen to place herself absolutely in Redniss’s palms could be rewarded with a scrumptious feeling of being enveloped via a phenomenon that eclipses the chiming minutiae of day-by-day life.”Elle

“Lends a graphic-novel-like attract to a couple of nature’s such a lot curious paradoxes.”Vogue

“Redniss is among the such a lot inventive technology writers of our time—her mix of gorgeous paintings, reporting, and poetic prose brings technological know-how to existence in ways in which phrases by myself easily cannot.”—Rebecca Skloot

“Redniss combines her personal twin punch of expressive paintings and bold erudition to provide a completely new tackle all that occurs above our heads. this is often an illuminated ebook that also is an illuminating one.”—Adam Gopnik

“A strange and beautiful factor, the paintings of a firstclass brain that refuses to undergo any different types or precedent.”—Dave Eggers

“Beautiful and absolutely original.”—Elizabeth Kolbert

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