In a fascinating journey through the world's most volatile weather systems, Pinder reveals that you don't need to climb Mount Everest or voyage to the icy desert of Antarctica to witness both the beauty and the destructiveness of weather. The same forces are at work in your own backyard....
|Title||:||Tying Down the Wind: Adventures in the Worst Weather on Earth|
|Number of Pages||:||272 Pages|
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Tying Down the Wind: Adventures in the Worst Weather on Earth Reviews
In the book Tying Down the Wind, a lot of information is explained. The book explains the story of Eric Pinder, a meteorologist is New Hampshire. A meteorologist is a person who studies the weather. Eric is mainly stationed on Mt. Washington, in New Hampshire. Throughout the book, Eric explains almost everything he knows about weather. He explains facts about clouds, storms, snow, the sun, the moon, the tides, and almost everything else. I thought that the book relates to my life a small bit. It reminds me of going to school and learning and learning and learning! Reading the book sometimes makes me feel like I'm back at school, learning about things going on in the world. Personally, I didn't enjoy the book as much as I thought I would. I found the book a little bit to repetitive and boring for an action loving book reader like me. I just found that the book had to much information, and not enough story. I don't think I would recommend this book to any of my classmates, unless they were interested in the weather, or if they had very long attention spans. I would rate this book a three out of five stars for a great amount of detail, but a lack of certain qualities that I enjoy. I hope you found this review helpful!
Generally I’m really fascinated with tales of adventure, weather, and Mt. Washington. But I really couldn’t read this book because of the overbearing prose style. Honestly, I returned it to the library after struggling through a few paragraphs.Mr. Pinder fancies himself a poet, but what is needed here is a plainspoken storyteller. Lines like “the stars don’t speak” are not beautiful or enlightening, just annoying.
Weather books are either fascinating or read like overwrought fiction. This one started out well, with a charming anecdote about weather watching on a mountain in the eastern US, but by the end of the first chapter, the full page of waxing rhapsodic about a sunset had me returning the book to the library the next day. Not recommended for anyone with a low tolerance for overdone descriptive writing.
Written by a New Hampshire resident who works on Mt. Washington weather observatory. The book is a collection of notes most of which are related to the weather. My impression was that often times the author writes for the sake of writing as a way to self-expression - communication of a feeling as opposed to communication of an idea or a concept.
Fascinating look at weather, particularly from the weather station on top of Mt Washington. This book makes me more aware of clouds. The only weak part of the book is its reliance on evolution.