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Everything You’d Want to Know about Rain, Here

Rain: A Natural and Cultural History Cynthia Barnett

It rained pretty much the entire time I read Cynthia Barnett’s opus to rain, and continues to rain as I recommend her book to you. 453 more words

Books

Stony Creek Road

Here is the 13 mile road between Pardee Lake and Jackson, California which is a little used road in the Sierra foothills.

On a 93 degree-at-noon day the golden hills rest in silence and so do the horses. 148 more words

Natural Phenomena

Saint Elmo's Fire

amid deafening rage

inside ocean-born storms

black winds tear at tomorrows

waves raise living mountains

in heave of a terrible power

to terrorize seamen with… 58 more words

POETRY

Good monsoon (so far) points to Indian GDP growth of over 8%

The monsoon season is half over and the rains are at the long-term average which is considered “good”. The difference between a “good” and a “poor” monsoon is generally thought to be over 2 percentage points for GDP.   261 more words

India

#21 Clouds - composition, colour and consistency

Composition

Clouds are made of water vapour. They are visible as they have condensed at lower temperatures.As the water vapour goes higher in the sky, the air gets cooler. 469 more words

Day To Day Things

#20 - How does a Tsunami occur?

Short answer (5 minute read/watch):

Tsunamis are actually waves caused by sudden movement of the ocean due to earthquakes, landslides on the sea floor, land slumping into the ocean, major volcanic eruptions or large meteorite impacts. 220 more words

Natural Phenomena

7 Grossest Seahorse Pregnancy Secrets No One Will Tell You

Most of us like to think seahorse pregnancy is all beautiful mating dance rituals and a quick 9 to 45 days of blissful gestation, but believe us, there are a lot of disgusting truths that nobody’s talking about… until now. 272 more words

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