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    DescriptionFeaturing 3,000 essential facts and figures, this entertaining and informative guide to the world's weather explains how the weather shapes our planet and affects all our lives. From sandstorms to monsoons, avalanches to solar storms, rainbows to tornadoes, this concise but comprehensive book explores the whats, whys, wheres, hows and whens. - How do clouds form? - What makes the wind blow? - Why are no two snowflakes the same? - What causes tornadoes? - Why are deserts so dry and rainforests so wet? - What is the El Nino effect? After marvelling at lightning, understanding thunder and finding there is no end of the rainbow, Mike Flynn investigates how weather will become even more important in the future, both as a result of climate change, and because of new ways of harnessing the awesome power of nature to generate energy. Uncovering the amazing truth behind our weather and exploring the intriguing mysteries of weather phenomena, The Pocket Book of Weather is a fascinating compendium of useful and entertaining information.


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    Title
    The Pocket Book of Weather
    Subtitle
    Entertaining and Remarkable Facts About Our Weather
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michael Bright
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 144
    Width: 114 mm
    Height: 178 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 290 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781408181553
    ISBN 10: 140818155X
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: YNN
    BIC E4L: SCP
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.1
    BIC subject category V2: RBP, WNWM
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26640
    BISAC V2.8: SCI042000
    DC23: 551.5
    Publisher
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Adlard Coles Nautical
    Publication date
    03 January 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Michael Bright is an executive producer with the BBC's Natural History Unit. He and his colleagues are based in Bristol, England, but they trek around the world gathering material for their groundbreaking television documentaries. Michael is the author of scores of books about the natural world, from The Private Life of Sharks to 1001 Natural Wonders: You Must SeeBefore You Die.
    Review quote
    Packed with 3, 000 essential facts and figures, you won't struggle to find something you don't know. The Weather A sort of cockpit entertainer for days of flat calm, it is packed with remarkable facts. -- Dick Durham Yachting Monthly This concise but comprehensive guide... explores the what's, why's, where's, how#s and when's of weather phenomena. Towpath Talk ...a very readbale book with examples of some rather strange weather. Canoeist