The Weather

The Weather

Book - 2002
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Baker & Taylor
Enhanced with diagrams, photos, and an index, a companion book to the four-part television series being aired on The Learning Channel introduces readers to the wonders of weather, complete with tales of survival and reviews of historical weather events. Simultaneous.

Firefly Books Ltd
A study of weather -- what it is, what drives it and covering every weather phenomena from around the world. Sections include Wind, Wet, Cold and Hot, as well as a final section Change. A companion book to a 4 part TV series.

Perhaps because we can't always predict it, and certainly can't control it, our fascination with the weather never seems to wane. But despite our frequent powerlessness in the face of it, there is much we do know. The Weather takes a thrilling voyage to the heart of this phenomenon, that even in an age of air conditioning and artificial environments, is still central to the everyday life of the planet. From hurricanes and sandstorms, monsoons to avalanches, solar storms to the jet stream, The Weather showcases the most dangerous and dynamic forces of the weather.

Created by veteran BBC producer, editor and writer John Lynch, The Weather explains the science of weather clearly and accessibly, illustrated throughout with color photographs and graphics from The Learning Channel/BBC television series. The Weather begins with the basic questions: What is the weather, and what drives it? The book then goes on to cover every global weather phenomenon, with an in-depth introduction and sections on Wind, Wet, Cold and Hot. The book is especially revealing on how humans interact with weather -- how we've adapted to it, suffered from it, harnessed it, and, finally, how we may be inadvertently changing it. The final section, Change, is a look at the meaning of global climate change patterns.

& Taylor

Photographs and text depict weather at its most calm and severe, in periods of wind, rain and floods, cold, and heat, and provides insight for the causes of these phenomena.

Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo, N.Y. : Firefly Books, 2002
ISBN: 9781552976401
Branch Call Number: 551.5 LYNCH
Characteristics: 240 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm


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