Weather An Explore Your World Handbook Author:H. MICHAEL MOGIL What is the dew point? How can you measure the distance of a lightning strike? What's an ozone hole? Why is weather forecasting so difficult? Weather, an Explore Your World handbook, answers these and other questions, providing a captivating blend of information and entertainment about the most awesome forces of nature. — Incorp... more »orating the Discovery Channel's unique, authoritative approach and acclaimed visuals, Weather goes beyond traditional guides by combining field identification techniques with fascinating background information and practical hands-on advice. Organized in a clear, accessible style, beautifully illustrated with more than 300-full color photographs and illustrations, and packed with the most up-to-date information by expert meteorologists, this comprehensive handbook offers weather buffs a wealth of information in a single portable source.
Weather is divided into three main sections:
"How Weather Works" is a helpful primer on the fundamentals of weather--particularly how the interrelationship of the sun, Earth, and atmosphere and the changes in pressure, temperature, and moisture create our weather. It also describes the inner workings of fronts and storms, including hurricanes, blizzards, and tornadoes.
"Weather" explains the seven climate zones and explores the causes of climate changes, from the angle of the earth's orbit to volcanic eruptions and the greenhouse effect.
"The Wonder of Weather" explains how to analyze and forecast weather, reviews the basic equipment needed and how to use it, and provides a complete guide to clouds and optic phenomena, such as rainbows and the aurora borealis.
Weather is sure to delight, teach, and entertain weather watchers and reveal our wondrous world as never before.« less