Turned Out Nice Again; On Living With the Weather

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Turned Out Nice Again; On Living With the Weather Author: Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Profile Books Pages: 96 ISBN: 9781781250525 Categories: ,

An exploration of our preoccupation with the weather, as heard on BBC Radio 3: Changing Climates.

In his trademark style, Richard Mabey weaves together science, art and memoirs (including his own) to show the weather’s impact on our culture and national psyche. He rambles through the myths of Golden Summers and our persistent state of denial about the winter; the Impressionists’love affair with London smog, seasonal affective disorder (SAD) – do we allget it? and the mysteries of storm migraines; herrings falling like hail in Norfolk and Saharan dust reddening south-coast cars; moonbows, dog-suns, fog-mirages and Constable’s clouds; the fact that English has more words for rain than Inuit has for snow; the curious eccentricity of country clothing and the mathematical behaviour of umbrella sales. We should never apologise for our obsession with the weather. It is one of the most profound influences on the way we live, and something we all experience in common. No wonder it’s the natural subject for a greeting between total strangers:’Turned out nice again.’
Hardback
96 pages
9781781250525

Weight0.35 kg
Praise for Richard Mabey - 'The nation's favourite nature writer * Sunday Telegraph * Mr Mabey is the kind of person you wish you had with you on every country walk, identifying, explaining, deducing, drawing on deep knowledge lightly worn * Country Life * Enraptured, visionary, witty and erudite * Telegraph *

Author Biography

Acclaimed nature writer, Richard Mabey has authored some thirty books including the bestselling plant bible, Flora Britannica, Food for Free, Nature Cure and most recently Weeds: The Story of Outlaw Plants (Profile). He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.