Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Storm: sightings of my new book!



The first hints about my new book Storm: Nature and Culture are beginning to appear on the internet. Published by Reaktion Books, it is due to be published in September.

Storms are one of the most awesome expressions of the power of nature that all of us will experience in some form - hurricanes, gales, thunderstorms, hail, monsoon rain, sand and dust storms, tornadoes. Storm will be the first book to examine all aspects of tempests - 

the stories of the fiercest we have experienced
how they have changed the course of history
how important storms and storm gods have been in religion
how they have influenced art, cinema, and literature
how humanity has tried to control them through religion, superstition and science
whether they are going to get fiercer in the future
etc, etc

Storm, like my last book Flood: Nature and Culture appears in Reaktion's Earth series.

Here is a selection of internet pieces about Storm:

https://www.waterstones.com/book/storm/john-withington/9781780236612
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Storm-Nature-Culture-John-Withington/dp/1780236611?ie=UTF8&*Version*=1&*entries*=0
http://www.bibliovault.org/BV.book.epl?ISBN=9781780236612

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