The Weather Companion: An Album of Meteorological History, Science, and Folklore

The Weather Companion: An Album of Meteorological History, Science, and Folklore

by Gary Lockhart, Lockhart
     
 

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The Weather Companion An Album of Meteorological History, Science, Legend, and Folklore Throughout history, as farmer, sailor, hunter, and artist, humans have watched and worried about the weather. We have devised ways to observe it, to predict it, to protect ourselves from it, to take advantage of it. It plays a major role in the science and folklore of every

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The Weather Companion An Album of Meteorological History, Science, Legend, and Folklore Throughout history, as farmer, sailor, hunter, and artist, humans have watched and worried about the weather. We have devised ways to observe it, to predict it, to protect ourselves from it, to take advantage of it. It plays a major role in the science and folklore of every culture. Gary Lockhart's The Weather Companion is a fascinating compendium of meteorological facts and fables, from ancient myths to the latest research, from the rain forests to the desert regions. You'll learn about the meteorology of Noah's flood; methods of forecasting; the behavior of weather cycles; weather predictors such as the thickness of corn husks, the height of saw grass, and the behavior of animals; weather prophets; and much more. Gary Lockhart reveals what makes rain "smell," how natural barometers work, and the long history of weather fish, once kept to predict rain, and revived during China's Cultural Revolution. You'll even learn the best time to go fishing! Beautifully illustrated, captivating and original, The Weather Companion is a delightful experience for all ages. Your skies and sunsets will never be the same.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
YA-- A compendium of weather fact and folklore, from ancient weather myths to current research. Weather of the past, weather tools, weather phenomena, and weather predictions all help explain the lore and scientific facts of everyday weather experiences. Black-and-white line drawings are used in the extensive illustrations.
Booknews
An entertaining compendium for general readers. The bibliography, arranged by subject, cites some 200 references. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471620792
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
10/28/1988
Series:
Wiley Science Editions Series, #34
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
9.25(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.51(d)

Meet the Author

Gary Lockhart is a chemist, process engineer, and weather hobbyist whose meteorological research has taken him to major university libraries all over the West.

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