18 Miles: The Epic Drama of Our Atmosphere and Its Weather

18 Miles: The Epic Drama of Our Atmosphere and Its Weather

by Christopher Dewdney
  • environmentalism
  • history-politics-current-affairs
  • narrative
  • science

18 Miles is a kaleidoscopic and fact-filled journey that uncovers our obsession with the atmosphere and weather — as both evocative metaphor and physical reality.

From the roaring winds of Katrina to the frozen oceans of Snowball Earth, Dewdney entertains as he gives readers a long overdue look at the very air we breathe.


Christopher Dewdney, author

Christopher Dewdney is the award-winning, bestselling author of four books of nonfiction and eleven books of poetry. A four-time nominee for the Governor General’s Award, he won the CBC Literary Competition for poetry and has been awarded the Harbourfront Festival Prize. Christopher lives in Toronto, where he teaches writing at York University.


  • This terrific, accessible, and exciting read helps us to better understand the aspects of weather and the atmosphere all around us. - Library Journal, Starred Review
  • With wit and a humbling sense of wonder, this is a book that can be shared and appreciated by a wide audience who now religiously check their phones for daily forecasts. - Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

Rights Holder

Rights Holder: ECW Press

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website: http://www.ecwpress.com

rights sold: French, Chinese simplified

rights available: World, excl. UK and Commonwealth, US

Additional Information

age range: Adult

number of pages: 272

publication date: 10/23/2018

Original language of pub: English

Materials Available: finished book