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Braving the Elements: The Stormy History of American Weather
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Braving the Elements: The Stormy History of American Weather by David Laskin
Davis Laskin recounts the many dramatic moments in American weather history, from the "Little Ice Age" to Ben Franklin's invention of the lighting rod to the Great Blizzard of the 1930's to the worries about global warming. Packed with fresh insights and wonderful lore and trivia, Braving the Elements is unique and essential reading for anyone who's ever asked, "What's it like outside?"
About the author
David Laskin is the author of The Children's Blizzard, which won the Washington State Book Award and Midwest Booksellers' Choice Award for nonfiction. A lifelog weather enthusiast the author of several other works of nonfiction, Laskin writes for the New York Times and the Washington Post.