Weather : Hurricanes, Tornadoes, Ice, Lightning and Other Dramatic Weather Events in Photographs

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Did you know that, on average, a drop of water spends an average of eight days in the atmosphere before falling back down to Earth in the form of rain, sleet, hail or snow? Or that rain isn't just water? It can have all sorts of things in it, such as dirt, dust, insects, grass - even chemicals.
As for snowflakes, you don't just need an ice crystal to make one but a speck of dust, too, around which the ice crystal forms. And it can take 45 minutes for a snowflake, growing all the time, to fall to Earth. Weather offers a photographic view of some of the most spectacular aspects of the weather, from close-up shots of raindrops and snowflakes to beds of fog, from lighthouses turned into ice palaces to frozen forests to lightning bolts striking over water.
Ranging from rainbows to, yes, they do exist, moonbows, from typhoons as seen from space to skyscrapers emerging out of the fog, from Nordic winters to Antarctica's desert, from twisters in Colorado to ice storms in New England, and from misty Ireland to dust storms in Namibia, the book includes examples from all around the world.
With over 150 striking images and fascinating captions explaining each phenomenon, Weather celebrates the Earth's weather in all its glory.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 233 x 303 x 20mm | 1,400g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 165 photos; 165 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1838860444
  • 9781838860448
  • 3,631,069

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Cloud and Fog
Morning Mist, Tipperary Mountains, Ireland
Fog, Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California, USA
Fog, Dubai Marina, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fog, Shanghai
Cloud formations from high cirrus to cumulonimbus
Sunsets and clouds

Rain and Thunder
Lightning, Ha Long Bay, Vietnam
Monsoon rain in India - and Mawsynram, the world's wettest village
Moonbows - light produced from the moon catching the rain

Snow and Ice
Lighthouse, St Joseph North Pier, Lake Michigan, USA
Ore Mountains, Fichtelberg, Saxony, Germany
Norilsk, Russia - the coldest and most northern city in the world.
Summer white nights and winter darkness
Close-ups of snowdrops

Windy Wellington, New Zealand - the windiest city in the world
Buckled trees in wind
Wind waves

Typhoons, Hurricanes, Tornados, Twisters, dust storms
Typhoon Maysak as seen from space
Dust storms in Namibia
Dust storms in Iraq
Typhoon in Thailand
Twisters in Colorado
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About Robert J. Ford

Robert J. Ford is a writer and editor with a long-standing interest in weather and weather photography. He lives in London, UK
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