Weather For Dummies
Don t worry it s never too late to find out about what makes the weather tick.
And there s never been an easier or more enjoyable way to learn than Weather For Dummies. In know time, you ll know enough of weather basics to be able to:
Identify cloud types
Make sense of seasonal differences in the weather
Understand what causes hurricanes, tornadoes, and other extreme events
Make your own weather forecasts
Avoid danger during severe weather
Understand the global warming debate
Get a handle on smog, the greenhouse effect, El Nino, and more
Award-winning science writer John D. Cox brings the science of meteorology down to earth and, with the help of dozens of cool maps and charts and stunning photographs of weather conditions, he covers a wide range of fascinating subjects, including:
What is weather and how it fits into the entire global ecosystem
What goes into making a professional daily weather forecast
The basic elements of weather, including air pressure, clouds, and humidity
Storms, hurricanes, tornadoes, monsoons, and other extreme forms of weather
Seasonal weather effects and why they vary
Lightening, rainbows, sundogs, haloes, and other special effects
Featuring clear explanations, stunning illustrations, and fun, easy experiments and activities you can do at home , Weather For Dummies is your guide to making sense of the baffling turmoil of the ever-changing skies above.
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- Paperback | 384 pages
- 193 x 235 x 20mm | 726g
- 09 Oct 2000
- John Wiley & Sons Inc
- Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
- United States
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Includes hot maps and cool photos of weather phenomena!
Are you dazzled by dramatic displays of thunder and lightning-- and wonder why these forces of nature occur? This guideoffers easy-to-understand explanations about meteorologicalconcepts, from jet streams to tornadoes and El Niño. Inside, you'll find experiments and activities you can do at home, plusinsight on smog, the greenhouse effect, and more!
Discover how to: Identify cloud types Understand what causestornadoes to form Avoid danger during severe weather Understand theglobal warming debate
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Table of contents
PART I: What in the World Is Weather?
Chapter 1: Forecasts and Forecasting.
Chapter 2: Behind the Air Wars.
Chapter 3: Land, Sea, and Precipitation: Is This Any Way to Run a Planet?
PART II: Braving the Elements.
Chapter 4: Blowing in the Winds.
Chapter 5: Getting Cirrus.
Chapter 6: Climate Is What You Expect;
Weather Is What You Get.
Chapter 7: The Greatest Storms on Earth.
PART III: Some Seasonable Explanations.
Chapter 8: The Ways of Winter.
Chapter 9: Twists and Turns of Spring.
Chapter 10: Extremely Summer.
Chapter 11: Falling for Autumn.
PART IV: The Special Effects.
Chapter 12: Taking Care of the Air.
Chapter 13: Up in the Sky! Look!
Chapter 14: Try This at Home.
PART V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 15: Ten (Or So) Biggest U.S. Weather Disasters of the 20th Century.
Chapter 16: Ten (Or So) Worst World Weather Disasters of the 20th Century.
Chapter 17: Ten Crafty Critters.
Chapter 18: Ten Grand Old Weather Proverbs.
Appendix: Internet Resource Directory.
Book Registration Information.
About John D. Cox