SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY - Windswept: The Story of Wind and Weather - Marq de Villiers

Windswept: The Story of Wind and Weather - Marq de Villiers (2006)


The following books are cited in the text or the endnotes. Journal, magazine, and Web site references are sourced in the notes themselves.

Anon. Relation of the Voyage to Siam Performed by Six fesuits Sent by the French King to the Indies and China in the Year 1685. London: printed by T. B. for J. Robinson and A. Churchill, 1688.

Bacon, Sir Francis. Historia Ventorum (Part III of his Instauratio Magna), online edition in English at

Bowyer, Peter, editor, Where the Wind Blows. Breakwater Books, St John's, 1995 & Environment Canada, Halifax.

Carrier, Jim. The Ship and the Storm: Hurricane Mitch and the Loss of the Fantome. New York: Harcourt, 2001.

Conrad, Joseph. Typhoon and Other Stories. London: Penguin Classics, 1990.

Cowley, Robert, editor. What If? Eminent Historians Imagine What Might Have Been. New York: Putnam, 2001.

DeBlieu, Jan. Wind: How the Flow of Air Has Shaped Life, Myth, and the Land. New York: Mariner Books, Houghton Mifflin, 1999.

Defoe, Daniel. The Storm. New York: Penguin Classics, 2005.

Diamond, Jared. Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed. New York: Viking Penguin, 2005.

Dorson, Richard M. Buying the Wind: Regional Folklore in the United States. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1964.

Dyson, John. Spirit of Sail: On Board the World's Great Sailing Ships. Toronto: Key Porter Books, 1987.

Fortey, Richard. The Earth: An Intimate History. London: HarperCollins, 2004.

Frazer, Sir James George. The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion. New York: Oxford University Press, 1994.

Gipe, Paul. Wind Energy Comes of Age. New York: John Wiley and Sons, 1995.

Heatter, Basil. Eighty Days to Hong Kong: The Story of the Clipper Ships. Toronto: Doubleday, 1969.

Herodotus. Histories, Persian Wars. Vol 2, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1962.

Huler, Scott. Defining the Wind: The Beaufort Scale, and How a lgth-Century Admiral Turned Science into Poetry. New York: Crown, 2004.

Johnson, Donald S. Phantom Islands of the Atlantic. Fredericton, New Brunswick: 1994.

Junger, Sebastian. The Perfect Storm. New York: Norton, 1997.

Lamb, Hubert H. Climate, History and the Modern World. London: Methuen, 1995.

Larousse Encyclopedia of Mythology. London: Paul Hamlyn, 1969.

Larson, Erik. Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History. New York: Vintage, 2000.

Lively, Penelope. Heat Wave. London: HarperCollins, 1996.

Lomborg, Bjorn. The Skeptical Environmentalist. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004.

McKibben, Bill. The End of Nature. New York: Anchor Books, 1999.

Meadows, Donella, Jorgen Randers, and Dennis Meadows. Limits to Growth:

The 30-year Update. White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green, 2004.

Menzies, Gavin. 1421: The Year China Discovered America. New York: William Morrow, 2001.

Newton, David E. Encyclopedia of Air. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2003.

Pliny the Elder, Natural History of the World. Translated by Philemon Holland. London, 1601.

Proulx, E. Annie. The Shipping News. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1993.

Quarrington, Paul. Galveston. Toronto: Random House, 2004.

Reiss, Bob. The Coming Storm: Extreme Weather and Our Terrifying Future. New York: Hyperion, 2001.

Seth, Dunn. Hydrogen Futures: Toward a Sustainable Energy System. Washington, D.C.: Worldwatch Institute, 2001.

Sheets, Bob, and Jack Williams. Hurricane Watch: Forecasting the Deadliest Storms on Earth. New York: Vintage, 2001.

Smith, Sebastian. Southern Winds. London: Penguin, 2004.

Tylor, Sir Edward Burnett. Primitive Culture: Researches into the Development of Mythology, Philosophy, Religion, Art, and Custom. London: John Murray, 1871.

Vaitheeswaran, Vijay. Power to the People. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2003.

Van der Post, Laurens. A Story Like the Wind. Toronto: Clarke Irwin, 1972.

Williams, Jack. USA Today's Weather Book. New York: Vintage, 1992.

Wright, Ronald. A Short History of Progress. Toronto: Anansi, 2004.

Young, Louise B. Sowing the Wind: Reflections on the Earth's Atmosphere. New York: Prentice Hall, 1990.

Zebrowski, Ernest Jr. Perils of a Restless Planet: Scientific Perspectives on Natural Disasters. Cambridge: University of Cambridge Press, 1997.