The Pocket Book of Weather: Entertaining and Remarkable Facts About Our Weather

The Pocket Book of Weather: Entertaining and Remarkable Facts About Our Weather

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By (author) Michael Bright

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  • Publisher: Adlard Coles Nautical
  • Format: Hardback | 144 pages
  • Dimensions: 114mm x 178mm x 18mm | 290g
  • Publication date: 3 January 2013
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 140818155X
  • ISBN 13: 9781408181553
  • Sales rank: 1,734,513

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Featuring 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 Ni o 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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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.

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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