The National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Weather

The National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Weather

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by David Ludlum
     
 

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Interest in our nation's weather patterns is rising — as witnessed in the popularity of the Weather Channel — and this guide is the most popular reference to every type of weather system, cloud formation, and atmospheric phenomenon common to North America. The 378 dramatic photographs capture cloud types, precipitation, storms, twisters, and optical

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Interest in our nation's weather patterns is rising — as witnessed in the popularity of the Weather Channel — and this guide is the most popular reference to every type of weather system, cloud formation, and atmospheric phenomenon common to North America. The 378 dramatic photographs capture cloud types, precipitation, storms, twisters, and optical phenomena such as the Northern Lights. Essays with accompanying maps and illustrations discuss the earth's atmosphere, weather systems, cloud formation, and development of tornadoes and many other weather events.

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YA-- Three sections work together to provide a useful resource for understanding and interpreting various weather phenomena. The opening essays provide in-depth information on topics such as clouds, snowstorms, floods, etc. About half of the book is comprised of labelled, high-quality photographs. The third section gives description, environment, season, range, and significance of each type of weather. Clear diagrams, simple definitions, and a readable text make this an excellent selection.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679408512
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/28/1991
Series:
Audubon Field Guide Series
Pages:
640
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 7.75(h) x 1.02(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

DAVID M. LUDLUM was a distinguished historian on American weather. He is the founder of the magazine Weatherwise. Born in East Orange, New Jersey in 1910, he studied at the University of California at Berkeley and Princeton Univeristy. He died in May 1997 at the age of eighty-six.

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The National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Weather 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have about 5 weather books and I think this one is the best. It is not just a weather book for first time watchers but also advanced watchers.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you have only one book or if you need a gift for a your person who would like to learn about the weather this is a good first book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is very descriptive with good pictures. It is everything you could want in a weather field guide.