Eric Sloane's Weather BookPaperback
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- Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
- Format: Paperback | 96 pages
- Dimensions: 208mm x 274mm x 8mm | 272g
- Publication date: 30 December 2005
- Publication City/Country: New York
- ISBN 10: 0486443574
- ISBN 13: 9780486443577
- Illustrations note: 87 ills (75 line, 12 hts)
- Sales rank: 120,075
"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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The books of Eric Sloane celebrate the time-honored traditions of early America and remind us of the ties that forever bind us to them. A prolific artist, Sloane created nearly 15,000 paintings and drawings over his lifetime, many of which enhance his delightful books of bygone days.
Table of contents
Author's Note 1. The Human Side of the Weather 2. The Anatomy of Air 3. Air Has Weight 4. Isobars 5. Weather is a Circular Affair 6. Fronts and Masses 7. The Warm Front 8. The Cold Front 9. The Line Squall 10. The Weather Map 11. About Winds 12. The World of Clouds 13. Winds That Do No Good 14. Atmospheric Antics