Reading the Glass

by Elliot Rappaport

£12.99

Criticism; Biography; Nature

Paperback

9781529369373

Published by Hodder & Stoughton

Published January 2024

Books > Biography > Criticism > Nature

A Sailor’s Stories of Weather

What’s in a cloud? What separates a tropical storm from a winter blizzard? And what exactly is El Niño? Elliot Rappaport, a captain of traditional sailing ships, has spent three decades at sea, where understanding weather is the difference between life and death.

From the icy seas of Greenland to the turbulent waters of the Strait of Gibraltar, from the powerful squalls near the equator to the ancient Polynesian explorers who ventured eastward against trade winds, Reading the Glass combines science and memoir to reveal the remarkable story of how weather has shaped our oceans, our history and ourselves.

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