Where the Wild Winds Are

Author: Nick Hunt

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473659752

Category: Travel

Page: 304

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE STANFORD DOLMAN TRAVEL BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD A Financial Times Book of the Year A Spectator Book of the Year A Daily Telegraph Book of the Year 'Travel writing in excelsis' -Jan Morris, author of Venice 'A thrilling and gorgeous tale, packed with meteorological wonder' -Amy Liptrot, author of The Outrun Nick Hunt sets off on an unlikely quest: to follow four of Europe's winds across the continent... His wind-walks begin on Cross Fell, the highest point of the Pennines, as he chases the roaring Helm - the only named wind in Britain. In southern Europe he follows the Bora - a bitter northerly that blows from Trieste through Slovenia and down the Croatian coast. His hunt for the 'snow-eating' Foehn becomes a meandering journey of exhilaration and despair through the Alpine valleys of Switzerland, and his final walk traces an ancient pilgrims' path in the south of France on the trail of the Mistral - the 'wind of madness' which animated and tormented Vincent Van Gogh. These are journeys into wild wind, but also into wild landscapes and the people who inhabit them - a cast of meteorologists, storm chasers, mountain men, eccentric wind enthusiasts, sailors and shepherds. Soon Nick finds himself borne along by the very forces he is pursuing, through rain, blizzards, howling gales, and back through time itself. For, where the wild winds are, there are also myths and legends, history and hearsay, science and superstition - and occasionally remote mountain cabins packed with pickles, cured meats and homemade alcohol. Where the Wild Winds Are is a beautiful, unconventional travelogue that makes the invisible visible.

Where The Wild Wind Blows

Author: Nancy Morse

Publisher: Nancy Morse

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 247

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Katie McCabe, daughter of an Indian trader, finds herself alone when her family is killed in a battle between the Army and the Indians. She is rescued by Black Moon, a fierce Lakota warrior who has vowed to keep the white people from taking his land, and is taken to live with his people. The love that ignites between these two wild hearts is tested by treachery, abduction, prejudice, a promise to a dying woman and the tensions that erupt between the Sioux and the Army. From the desolation of the Great Plains to the opulence of St. Louis, a headstrong white girl and a proud Lakota warrior fight for their love and the wild country of their birth.

The Ladies' Repository

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Earth's Wild Winds

Author: Sandra Friend

Publisher: Lerner Publications

ISBN: 9780761326731

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Examines different aspects of the wind, including its measurement, effects on weather, potential destructiveness, and uses.

The Rosary

Author: Joseph Tinker Buckingham

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American poetry

Page: 252

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