Heaven's Breath: A Natural History of the Winds
- Author: Lyall Watson
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers. 1985.
- ISBN: 9780688056230
- Annotation: Watson discusses all types of wind, from the winds of Jupiter to the winds of the Sahara. The appendix includes a best list of winds from around the world, including Foehn, Zephyr, Sirrocco and Santa Ana.
The Living Earth Book of Wind and Weather
- Author: Carl A. Posey, Jr.
- Publisher: Reader's Digest Association. 1994.
- ISBN: 9780895776259
- Annotation: Embellished by splendid color photos and by period black and white photos and drawings, this coffee-table book is a good introduction to the study of the atmosphere.
Sea Breeze and Local Winds
- Author: John E. Simpson
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press. 2007.
- ISBN: 9780521025959
- Annotation: This book reviews how radar, lidar, and satellite photography have helped meteorologists to forecast and map sea breeze and the sea-breeze front. It includes a discussion of simple theoretical models of sea breeze and descriptions of laboratory experiments used to support these models.
Wind: How the Flow of Air Has Shaped Life, Myth and the Land
- Author: Jan DeBlieu
- Publisher: Counterpoint. 2006.
- ISBN: 9781593760946
- Annotation: DeBlieu brings a poet's voice and a scientist's eye to this remarkable natural force, showing how the bumping of a few molecules can lead to the creation of religions, the discovery of continents, or the destruction of empires. She visits the weather observatory at the summit of Mount Washington, talks to survivors of a deadly tornado in Iowa, tries hang gliding over North Carolina's Outer Banks, climbs sand dunes in Oregon and slickrock formations in Utah-everywhere exploring the effects, subtle and brutal, comforting and terrifying, of the wind.
Windswept: The Story of Wind and Weather
- Author: Marq de Villiers
- Publisher: Walker. 2006.
- ISBN: 9780802715197
- Annotation: Woven throughout the text is the story of Hurricane Ivan, which started as a storm in Africa and gained power as it headed west toward the Americas. Chapter by chapter, the author examines the place of wind in mythology, ancient scientific beliefs about air and wind, composition of the atmosphere, wind scales and patterns, historical and modern weather forecasting, the mechanics of hurricanes, how wind moves pollution around the globe, and technology utilizing wind power. The book includes 12 appendixes, with statistics about storms and information on the Beaufort wind, Saffir-Simpson hurricane and Fujita tornado scales.