Look at the Sky and Tell the Weather

Author: Eric Sloane

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486433851

Category: Nature

Page: 89

View: 6646

Takes the reader on a voyage of discovery as the author traces a single mass of air traveling from the Canadian Rockies to the northeastern United States.
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Eric Sloane's Weather Book

Author: Eric Sloane

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486443574

Category: Nature

Page: 90

View: 7404

"Amateur weather forecasters (which includes just about everyone) will find this volume an informative and entertaining account of the why and how of the weather." — The Nation In simple language, Eric Sloane explains the whys and wherefores of weather and weather forecasting — and does it in a style that's universally appealing. With humor and common sense shining through in a book that's also lively and informative, Sloane shows readers how to predict the weather by "reading" such natural phenomena as winds, skies, and animal sounds. This beautifully illustrated and practical treasure trove of climate lore will enlighten outdoorsmen, farmers, sailors, and anyone else who has ever wondered what a large halo around the moon means, why birds "sit it out" before a storm, and whether or not to take an umbrella when leaving the house.
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Eric Sloane's Book of Storms

Hurricanes, Twisters and Squalls

Author: Eric Sloane

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486451003

Category: Nature

Page: 109

View: 9301

What triggers a tornado? What can you see in the eye of a hurricane? What's the difference between a thunderbolt and a thunderclap? Popular author and artist Eric Sloane proves why weather is something best understood by seeing it. His illustrated book shows weather "happening." In fact, there's not a sunny page in it—nothing but cyclonic storms, whirlwinds, waterspouts, lightning bolts, and other fascinating, weather-related topics. More than seventy pages of drawings and diagrams make the weather come alive in a book that examines everything from storm mechanisms and cold fronts to the birth of a thunderhead. A valuable resource for learning more about everyone's favorite topic for conversation and speculation, Eric Sloane—the "Weather Wizard"—has the countryman's simple and natural comprehension to give substance to his scientific and artistic insights. What especially distinguishes this volume from his other books on the subject is the focus on a detailed treatment of the more spectacular and destructive elements of weather phenomena. His belief is that if this book "gets one to look upward more often, it will have accomplished a purpose."
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Fixing the Sky

The Checkered History of Weather and Climate Control

Author: James Rodger Fleming

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 023114413X

Category: Science

Page: 325

View: 8464

Weaving together stories from elite science, cutting-edge technology, and popular culture, Fleming examines issues of health and navigation in the 1830s, drought in the 1890s, aircraft safety in the 1930s, and world conflict since the 1940s.
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Look at the Weather

Author: Britta Teckentrup

Publisher: Owlkids

ISBN: 9781771472869

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 152

View: 4577

A meditative, immersive take on the weather around us
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Spending Time with the Father

Author: Jim Duck

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 161996144X

Category: Religion

Page: 372

View: 7394

The author, Jim Duck, was raised in numerous states through out the south and graduated high school, in Clinton, Mississippi. He joined the Air Force after graduation and served in an elite group known as Para Rescue. After serving as a police officer for over twelve years in Florida, and a private investigator for 7 years, the Lord called him into the ministry as pastor of a local church. Jim has served in that position in three states, Florida, Alabama, and Louisiana. He is currently serving as Senior Pastor of University Baptist Church, Thibodaux, Louisiana, where he has been for over sixteen years. He is also Chaplain and Reserve Deputy for Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Dept. He and his wife Jane, have 3 daughters and twelve grandchildren. Jim received his B.A. in Criminal Justice from University of Central Florida, and his Master of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He is currently enrolled in the Doctor of Ministry program at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
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The Weather of the Pacific Northwest

Author: Clifford Mass

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 0295998369

Category: Science

Page: 336

View: 508

The Pacific Northwest experiences the most varied and fascinating weather in the United States, including world-record winter snows, the strongest non-tropical storms in the nation, and shifts from desert to rain forest in a matter of miles. Local weather features dominate the meteorological landscape, from the Puget Sound convergence zone and wind surges along the Washington Coast, to gap winds through the Columbia Gorge and the �Banana Belt� of southern Oregon. This book is the first comprehensive and authoritative guide to Northwest weather that is directed to the general reader; helpful to boaters, hikers, and skiers; and valuable to expert meteorologists. In The Weather of the Pacific Northwest, University of Washington atmospheric scientist and popular radio commentator Cliff Mass unravels the intricacies of Northwest weather, from the mundane to the mystifying. By examining our legendary floods, snowstorms, and windstorms, and a wide variety of local weather features, Mass answers such interesting questions as: o Why does the Northwest have localized rain shadows? o What is the origin of the hurricane force winds that often buffet the region? o Why does the Northwest have so few thunderstorms? o What is the origin of the Pineapple Express? o Why do ferryboats sometimes seem to float above the water's surface? o Why is it so hard to predict Northwest weather? Mass brings together eyewitness accounts, historical records, and meteorological science to explain Pacific Northwest weather. He also considers possible local effects of global warming. The final chapters guide readers in interpreting the Northwest sky and in securing weather information on their own.
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The Invention of Clouds

How an Amateur Meteorologist Forged the Language of the Skies

Author: Richard Hamblyn

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 033053730X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 6040

An extraordinary yet little-known scientific advance occurred in the opening years of the nineteenth century when a young amateur meteorologist, Luke Howard, gave the clouds the names by which they are known to this day. By creating a language to define structures that had, up to then, been considered random and unknowable, Howard revolutionized the science of meteorology and earned the admiration of his leading contemporaries in art, literature and science. Richard Hamblyn charts Howard’s life from obscurity to international fame, and back to obscurity once more. He recreates the period’s intoxicating atmosphere of scientific discovery, and shows how this provided inspiration for figures such as Goethe, Shelley and Constable. Offering rich insights into the nature of celebrity, the close relationship between the sciences and the arts, and the excitement generated by new ideas, The Invention of Clouds is an enthralling work of social and scientific history.
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Plants

2,400 Royalty-Free Illustrations of Flowers, Trees, Fruits and Vegetables

Author: Jim Harter

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486130029

Category: Nature

Page: 384

View: 7305

Hundreds of plant species with specialized appendices on edible plants, herbs, plants used in decoration and graphic design. Inspirational, royalty-free illustrations for designers, artists, botanists, and gardeners.
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Instant Weather Forecasting

You Can Predict the Weather

Author: Alan Watts

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472935373

Category: Nature

Page: 64

View: 3297

Instant Weather Forecasting has been a perennial bestseller since it was first published nearly 50 years ago. A brilliant concept, its winning formula of 24 clear colour photographs of cloud formations and their accompanying explanatory text enables the reader to read the sky, pick up the clues, and predict what the weather will do. This revised and updated 5th edition takes into account the new ways users can receive professional weather forecasts, factor them into their own cloud observations, and develop an even better understanding of how the weather will change. This bestselling gem of a book will continue to be invaluable to anyone participating in outdoor activities, from farming, gardening and walking to riding, golfing, flying, sailing, fishing - and of course holidaymakers.
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Red Sky at Night

The Book of Lost Country Wisdom

Author: Jane Struthers

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407029517

Category: Nature

Page: 288

View: 4743

Ever wondered how to predict the weather just by looking at the sky? Or wanted to attract butterflies to your garden? Is there a knack to building the perfect bonfire? And how exactly do you race a ferret? In this world of traffic tailbacks, supermarket shopping and 24-hour internet access, it's easy to feel disconnected from the beauty and rhythms of the natural world. If you have ever gazed in awe at stars in the night's sky, tried to catch a perfect snowflake or longed for the comfort of a roaring log fire, then this is the book for you. From spotting Britain's five kinds of owl to gardening by the phases of the moon, and from curing a cold to brewing your own ale, Red Sky at Night is packed with instructions and lists, ancient customs and old wives tales, making it an indispensable guide to countryside lore.
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The Cloud Collector's Handbook

Author: Gavin Pretor-Pinney

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781452105185

Category: Nature

Page: 144

View: 7709

The perfect incentive for keeping your head in the clouds, The Cloud Collector's Handbook is a whimsical guide to the wonders of the sky. Throughout, author and cloud expert Gavin Pretor-Pinney catalogs a variety of clouds and gives readers points for spotting them and recording their finds. This fun and useful book features gorgeous full-color photographs that showcase a new type of cloud on every spread, from fluffy cumulus to the super rare horseshoe vortex to the wispy noctilucent clouds that hang at the fringes of space. Sure to be a hit with both aspiring and seasoned cloud gazers, this clever handbook will have everyone looking up.
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When the Sky Breaks

Hurricanes, Tornadoes, and the Worst Weather in the World

Author: Simon Winchester

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0451476352

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 8550

"Hurricanes, typhoons, cyclones, tornadoes: when these giant storms hit, they are natural disasters with huge impact!"--
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The Lost Art of Reading Nature's Signs

Use Outdoor Clues to Find Your Way, Predict the Weather, Locate Water, Track Animals—and Other Forgotten Skills

Author: Tristan Gooley

Publisher: The Experiment

ISBN: 1615192425

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 448

View: 2744

Turn Every Walk into a Game of Detection When writer and navigator Tristan Gooley journeys outside, he sees a natural world filled with clues. The roots of a tree indicate the sun’s direction; the Big Dipper tells the time; a passing butterfly hints at the weather; a sand dune reveals prevailing wind; the scent of cinnamon suggests altitude; a budding flower points south. To help you understand nature as he does, Gooley shares more than 850 tips for forecasting, tracking, and more, gathered from decades spent walking the landscape around his home and around the world. Whether you’re walking in the country or city, along a coastline, or by night, this is the ultimate resource on what the land, sun, moon, stars, plants, animals, and clouds can reveal—if you only know how to look!
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Red Sky at Night

Author: Elly Mackay

Publisher: Tundra Books

ISBN: 1101917857

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 8429

A memorable collection of weather sayings, beautifully arranged in story form and illustrated by renowned paper artist Elly MacKay. Red sky at night, sailor's delight. And, the next morning, when the dew is on the grass, no rain will come to pass. These are the perfect conditions for a grandfather to take his grandchildren out on a fishing trip. Especially since, as the saying goes, when the wind is from the West, then the fishes bite the best. The family takes a boat out on the lake, fishing and swimming and eventually camping out on a nearby island, taking full advantage of the gorgeous weather. But the next day . . . red sky in the morning, sailors take warning! The family ventures back home just in time to avoid a rainstorm. But not to worry -- the more rain, the more rest. Fair weather's not always best. Acclaimed paper artist Elly MacKay illustrates a lovely family narrative through the use of weather aphorisms, creating a beautiful and informational story which will appeal to children's timeless fascination with the natural world.
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An Observer's Guide to Clouds and Weather

A Northeastern Primer on Prediction

Author: Toby Carlson,Paul Knight,Celia Wyckoff

Publisher: Amer Meteorological Society

ISBN: 9781935704584

Category: Nature

Page: 224

View: 2097

"A basic introduction to making weather predictions through understanding cloud types and sky formations"--Provided by publisher.
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Vocabulary Concept Cards--Cloud and Fog

Author: N.A

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 1425884598

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 4

View: 4237

These color vocabulary concept cards helps young learners build key vocabulary. Included extension ideas suggest interesting and fun ways to use the vocobulary words. Geared to early childhood students' unique needs, abilities, and interests.
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Exploring the Sky by Day

The Equinox Guide to Weather and the Atmosphere

Author: Terence Dickinson

Publisher: Turtleback

ISBN: 9780613126434

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: N.A

View: 7279

Examines forecasting methods, clouds, rain, snow, thunderstorms, air currents, weather lore, fog, dew, frost, hail, hurricanes, climate zones, the aurora borealis, and the phases of the moon.
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The Bomb-Monger's Daughter

A Modern Novel

Author: Rory Barnes

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 1434443434

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 4429

Anasuya's father--a notorious financier and arms dealer--has disappeared. Has he been kidnapped--or murdered--or just plain dropped out of sight? His daughter claims a complete lack of interest in her father's fate. But why is she hiding on a Greek island with her mother's second husband (now her own lover), and writing obsessively in her notebooks about her father and the other members of her family? Slowly her diary starts to make sense of the disappearance--or, at least it appears to. But all is not what it seems, and Anasuya may not be the most reliable of witnesses. As much a study of strange family interactions as it is a thriller, THE BOMB-MONGER'S DAUGHTER is absolutely compulsive reading. As Mary Lord has said: "[This] is an exceptionally well-written and -crafted [novel] for intelligent readers who enjoy a good story just for the hell of it."
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The Weather and Women Treat Me Fair

Author: Percival Everett

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497654424

Category: Fiction

Page: 245

View: 8462

Despite the wide-ranging action, these stories are unified by spare dialogue, tight plot development and a deadpan irony which is in evidence throughout.
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