John Withington is an award-winning television journalist and one of Britain's leading disaster historians. He is the author of Flood: Nature and Culture (Reaktion, 2013), A Disastrous History of the World (2008) and London's Disasters (2011).
Beautifully illustrated, this is a lively and informative study of the power of nature, and a reminder--for all of humanity's industrial and military might--that in a straight fight between elemental weather forces and ourselves, the weather will win every time. --Eastern Daily Press Storm is not a scientific treatise but a scientific, social, and cultural overview of the natural phenomena of influential storms throughout the course of history. Withington (an award-winning journalist and a historian) divides his book into aspects of different human interactions with storms. . . . Beautifully illustrated with many color photographs and art reproductions, Storm could serve as a basic introduction to the phenomena, history, and effects of notable storms ranging from sandstorms to blizzards to hurricanes, dating as far back as 524 BC. . . . It will be of great interest to a wide variety of readers. Recommended. --Choice