Reading the Glass

by Elliot Rappaport


Criticism; Biography; Nature



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.

Knife by Salman Rushdie | 9781787334793


Salman Rushdie


A Flat Place by Noreen Masud | 9780241994337

A Flat Place

Noreen Masud


The Rooster House by Victoria Belim | 9780349017341

The Rooster House

Victoria Belim


Agents of Influence by Mark Hollingsworth | 9780861547999

Agents of Influence

Mark Hollingsworth


The Farmer’s Wife by Helen Rebanks | 9780571370597

The Farmer’s Wife

Helen Rebanks


Enchantment by Katherine May | 9780571378357


Katherine May