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Tales As Tools: The Power of Story in the Classroom National Storytelling Association (U. S.), Sheila Dailey 1879991152 9781879991156 The odds of being hit by lightning each year are only about 1 in 750,000 in the U.S. And yet thi
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Tales As Tools: The Power of Story in the Classroom by National Storytelling Association (U. S.), Sheila Dailey

The odds of being hit by lightning each year are only about 1 in 750,000 in the U.S. And yet this rare phenomenon has inspired both fear and fascination for thousands of years. In this groundbreaking, brilliantly researched book, journalist John S. Friedman probes lightnings scientific, spiritual, and cultural roots. Blending vibrant history with riveting first-hand accounts of those who have clashed with lightning and lived to tell about it, Out of the Blue charts an extraordinary journey across the ages that explores our awe and dread in the face of one of natures most fearsome spectacles. Herman Melville called it Gods burning finger. The ancient Romans feared it as the wrath of God. Today we have a more scientific understanding, so why our eternal fascination with lightning? Out of the Blue attempts to understand this towering force of nature, exploring the changing perceptions of lightning from the earliest civilizations through Ben Franklins revolutionary experiments to the hair-raising adventures of storm chasers like David Hoadley, whos been chronicling extreme weather for half a century. And Friedman describes one of the most treacherous rescues ever attempted in American mountain climbing. Friedman profiles a Virginia ranger who was struck by lightning seven times--and dubbed the human lightning rod--along with scores of others who tell astonishing tales of rescue and survival. And he charts lightnings profound, life-altering effects on the emotional and spiritual lives of its victims. Combining captivating fact with thrilling personal stories, Out of the Blue tells a remarkable true tale of fate and coincidence, discovery and divine retribution, scienceand superstition. As entertaining as it is informative, it is a book for outdoor adventurers, sports enthusiasts, science and weather buffs, nature lovers, and anyone who has ever been awed or frightened by the sight of lightning.

Author: National Storytelling Association (U. S.

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 213

Publisher: Natl Storytelling Network

Publication Date: 1994-08-01

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