Extraordinary Weather: Wonders of the Atmosphere from Dust Storms to Lighting Strikes

Extraordinary Weather: Wonders of the Atmosphere from Dust Storms to Lighting Strikes

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By (author) Richard Hamblyn

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  • Publisher: DAVID & CHARLES
  • Format: Paperback | 144 pages
  • Dimensions: 166mm x 200mm x 16mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 27 April 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Newton Abbot
  • ISBN 10: 1446301915
  • ISBN 13: 9781446301913
  • Illustrations note: 100 illustrations
  • Sales rank: 253,833

Product description

Discover the amazing world of extreme weather with this incredible image collection of some of the most bizarre weather types and tropical storms of all time. Richard Hamblyn offers a selection of truly breathtaking weather phenomena, from the beautiful snow rollers that form on icy rooftops to awe-inspiring displays of volcanic lightning. Each stunning photograph is accompanied by commentary by the award-winning science writer, whose intelligent and informative explanations make the science behind these extraordinary weather events accessible and entertaining. Stunning Photography - Beautiful colours and full-page photography bring each extreme weather scene to life. Understand the science - Richard Hamblyn's clever and accessible writing helps you get to grips with over 90 different bizarre and extreme weather types.

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Author information

Richard Hamblyn is the author of The Cloud Book (2008), Extraordinary Clouds (2009) and The Invention of Clouds (2002), which won the LA Times Book Prize and was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize. He is currently Writer in Residence at the Environment Institute, University College London.

Table of contents

1. Storm, Tempests & Floods; Hurricanes, Waterspouts, Giant Waves, Big Winds Downpours, Floods and Inundations; 2. Ice & Snow; Snowstorms and Drifts, Avalanches, Snow Rollers, Icicles, Hail, Frost Phenomena; 3. Heat & Drought; Dust Storms, Droughts, Desertifiction, Forest Fires; 4. Atmospherics; Fogs, Lightning, Mirages, Weird Clouds, Fogbows, Brocken Spectre, Green Ray, Aurora; 5. Strange Phenomena; Volcano Weather, Earthquake Weather, Rain of Fish; 6. Man-Made Weather; Rainmaking, Contrails, Climate Change.