Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Rain: A Natural and Cultural History

Author: Cynthia Barnett
Stars: 2
Review by: MandyApgar

I was hoping for something a bit more, I dunno, lyrical perhaps. This was pretty academic at times and making the text seem very scientific rather dulls the subject. But it is a natural history not only of the process of rain and its effects - floods, rainforests, etc. but also its impact upon civilizations all the way to global warming and sea level issues today. Very good for an environmental history, just not as inspiring as I hoped.

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