Weather (Collins Gem)

Weather (Collins Gem)

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A compact introduction to observing, predicting, and understanding the weatherNote: this ebook for black and white devices was originally created and printed in colour. For this reason, a small number of the illustrations will be difficult to read on a black and white device.This handy little guide provides the perfect introduction to what is happening in the sky,

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A compact introduction to observing, predicting, and understanding the weatherNote: this ebook for black and white devices was originally created and printed in colour. For this reason, a small number of the illustrations will be difficult to read on a black and white device.This handy little guide provides the perfect introduction to what is happening in the sky, come rain or shine. Different weather conditions are all illustrated, so you can look through the pictures to identify what you have seen, or if you know the type of cloud or phenomenon that interests you, Gem Weather will tell you much more about it. A helpful glossary explains any technical or scientific terms you may not be familiar with.The book starts by teaching you how to recognise basic cloud types, and from there some of the variations you may encounter. Becoming familiar with these and understanding why they occur is a practical way to begin making your own weather predictions. Then winds, precipitation, other optical phenomena and weather fronts are all explained, providing all you need to know to understand satellite images and how the weather is forecast. Extreme and severe weather conditions, such as tornadoes and hurricanes, are finally included because they help to illustrate the range of weather events and explain some of the processes that occur in the atmosphere.All weather conditions, clouds and optical phenomena are fully illustrated with colour photographs, and there are practical explanations of how the weather is forecast and how to read weather maps. This bestselling natural history gem is an ideal pocket reference for budding meteorologists, and an accessible introduction to the subject for beginners of all ages.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780007439997
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
04/12/2012
Series:
Collins Gem
Sold by:
HarperCollins Publishers
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
906,291
File size:
16 MB
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Meet the Author

Experienced Astronomy and meteorology author and translator. Books include Gem Weather (Collins, 2012), Meteorology Manual (Haynes, 2014), Practical Astronomy (Philip’s, 2012) and is the lead author for the bestselling annual Guide to the Night Sky (Collins). Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, the Royal Meteorological Society and a member of the International Astronomical Union.

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Gem Weather 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not an app for weather forecasts, but an awesome teaching tool about understang weather patterns, etc. If you want to learn more about weather, how patterns are formed and predicted, this one is for you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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