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Weather Books

  • Packed with facts and tantalising anecdotes from experts and bursting with colour photographs, learn all about volcanoes and earthquakes in this fresh take on the subject that kids with love. It’s time to learn everything about volcanoes and earthquakes! Each book in the National Geographic Kids Everything series has more than 100 pictures, an explorer’s corner with from-the-field anecdotes and tips, fun facts throughout, maps and infographics, an illustrated diagram, a photo gallery, cool comparisons, a behind-the-scenes photograph, an interactive glossary, and more.
     
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    Your Guide to Watching Clouds and Understanding the Weather From the soothing sound of rain to the shrill whistle of a blizzard, from the house-shaking rumble of thunder to the violent fury of a hurricane, weather is a fascinating part of our lives. We watch it. We listen to it. We feel it. We try to predict it. But how well do we truly understand it? Professional meteorologist Ryan Henning presents Field Guide to the Weather, a handy reference to meteorology and to the types of weather phenomena that one might encounter at home or in nature.  Field Guide to the Weather is a perfect introduction to the science of weather. The information is captivating for kids and adults alike.
     
  • There is growing interest in learning about how weather systems are formed, what causes variations in the weather, and how to study and predict the movement of weather systems to enable accurate weather forecasting.
    This manual provides an easy-to-read introduction for newcomers to the subject, while providing a sufficient level of detail to prove useful to those who already have a basic understanding.
    The text is supported by numerous colour diagrams and photographs, including comprehensive illustration of cloud types and weather systems.
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    If you enjoy watching clouds and want to know more about cloud types and what they mean then this practical reference guide is for you. Beautifully illustrated with lovely images from the Met Office, this handy pocket-sized book provides you with all the information you need to identify different kinds of clouds and the kind of weather that may be on its way. Full of useful information, this book provides:
    •  quick reference pages for rapid identification;
    •  a cloud classification chart and a guide to the unique cloud identification system;
    •  clear informative explanations from weather experts;
    •  a simple, easy-to-understand progression from low clouds to high stratus clouds, as well as covering unusual cloud phenomena;
    • a detailed introduction on the history of cloud classification and an introduction to the three principle cloud forms, with clear explanations of the atmospheric processes that create them.
    This is an invaluable companion for the casual cloud-spotter and for all those fascinated by the variety and beauty of clouds and cloud names.
     
  • Is spring really coming earlier each year? Is this year hotter than last? What was the coldest day in your year? Record your own daily observations, calculate weekly and monthly averages and then compare changing weather patterns over the three-year period with with this personal weather log book from the Royal Meteorological Society. Perfect for weather watchers and amateur meteorologists, this illustrated record book is packed with facts, figures and information, including how to identify different cloud types, plus explanations on how clouds are formed along with other weather phenomena.The Weather Watcher's 3-Year Log Book offers the opportunity to record your own daily observations – in as much or as little detail as you wish. You can calculate weekly and monthly averages and then compare changing weather patterns over the three-year period. Is spring really coming earlier each year? Is this year hotter than last? What was the coldest day in your year?This illustrated record book is packed with facts, figures and information, including how to identify different cloud types, plus explanations on how clouds are formed along with other weather phenomena.
     
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    The Weather Handbook is the essential guide to how the weather is formed, providing readers with the ability to look at the sky and interpret its signs, and combine this knowledge with information provided by professional forecasts to assess for themselves what the coming weather is likely to be. This handbook has been the standard reference for almost 20 years for students on Day Skipper and Yachtmaster courses, and the handbook of choice for skippers and crew of cruising and racing yachts. It has now been completely redesigned for the third edition to be more user friendly, with new photos and updated explanatory text.
     
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    What makes the wind blow? How can rain sometimes be red? Why are tornadoes like vacuum cleaners?
    You'll find out the answers and lots more about weird and wonderful weather in this fascinating book.
    Usborne Beginners are colourful information books for children beginning to read on their own.
     
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    Weather and the Seasons

    £8.99 £7.33 inc.VAT
    Nature-loving and crafty 3-5 year olds will love learning all about weather in this charming crafty science book. From sun and snow, to thunder and lightning, children will find out what goes on up in the sky, and why. They'll discover simple answers to difficult questions: What makes a rainbow? Why do the seasons change? With vibrant photography and playful illustrations, Weather and the Seasons introduces geography in a way that's fun and accessible to early learners. Then they can get creative and explore weather and seasons further with simple hands-on crafts and activities, bringing the information to life. Children will love making an ice suncatcher and seeing how it melts, or making their own weather vane to check wind direction. Amazing facts combined with fun activities reinforce information while also boosting memory, brain development, and dexterity.
     
  • Ever wanted to know if the sun will really shine tomorrow? Well, if you follow the wonderful, clear-sighted advice in this classic book, you could find yourself able to make accurate forecasts whatever the weather - ensuring your camping trips are dry, your nature trails comfortable or bracing, and your wild swims just the right kind of wet. Telling you what happens if it rains on St Swithin's Day, or if there's a red sky at night, if it snows at Easter or if spiders spin long webs, Weather Forecasting The Country Way will put you in touch with thousands of years of British wisdom and heritage. In amusing and delightful prose, Robin Page shows how applying simple common sense to country lore - based on observing animal and plant behaviour, watching clouds, the stars and the moon - anyone can become well-versed in Britain's difficult to predict and often wayward weather.
     
  • 'Clear, succinct and engaging answers to every question you could ask about the weather.' Gavin Pretor-Pinney, author of The Cloudspotter's Guide Why doesn't rain fall all at once? Can technology change the track of a hurricane? What's the weather like on other planets? Meteorologists Simon King and Clare Nasir reveal the captivating ways the weather works, from exploring incredible weather phenomenon (how are rainbows formed?), expertly breaking down our knowledge of the elements (could we harness the power of lightning?) to explaining the significance of weather in history (has the weather ever started a war?) and discussing the future of weather (could climate modification save the planet?). In What Does Rain Smell Like? Simon and Clare uncover the thrilling science behind a subject that affects us all. They unearth and analyse all aspects of the weather and how it changes our lives through answering our most curious questions about the world around us.
     

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