Weather (DK Eyewitness Books Series)

Weather (DK Eyewitness Books Series)

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by Brian Cosgrove
     
 

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From whirling tornadoes to freezing blizzards, weather is a constantly changing force that affects everything around us. Explore the history and elements that make up the environment around us in DK Eyewitness Books: Weather.

Superb color photographs of the sky in all kinds of weather conditions, together with specially built 3-D models, offer a unique

Overview

From whirling tornadoes to freezing blizzards, weather is a constantly changing force that affects everything around us. Explore the history and elements that make up the environment around us in DK Eyewitness Books: Weather.

Superb color photographs of the sky in all kinds of weather conditions, together with specially built 3-D models, offer a unique and revealing view of weather, from calm summer days to the bitter storms of winter. Discover why deserts are dry, how clouds are born, what makes raindrops grow. Learn how to make your own forecast and how humans have learned to predict and use the weather to their advantage over the years.

Available for the first time in paperback, DK Eyewitness Books: Weather will take the reader into the skies to learn more about the storms, winds, and elements that make up the weather around us.

Each revised Eyewitness book retains the stunning artwork and photography from the groundbreaking original series, but the text has been reduced and reworked to speak more clearly to younger readers. Still on every colorful page: vibrant annotated photographs and the integrated text-and-pictures approach that makes Eyewitness a perennial favorite of parents, teachers, and school-age kids.

Awards:

8-time National Council for the Social Studies Award Winner

4-time Society for School Librarians International Social Studies Trade Book Award Winner

2-time Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Book Award Winner

A Parents' Choice Award Winner

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 5-8-- These series' entries feature attractive spreads filled with eye-catching illustrative materials and clear, concise writing. Invention surveys major areas of technology throughout history, with each spread showing the stages of development in one field (e.g., timekeeping, metalworking). Most captions include the approximate date of the invention pictured, but some years are not given, making it occasionally difficult to trace how each new step evolved. In Weather , the imaginative use of photographs helps to clarify many of the concepts. Reptile stands out because of the fascinating photographs, which are brilliantly lifelike and well chosen to demonstrate concepts discussed, educating readers in a way that words (or mediocre illustrations) cannot. The text is nicely balanced between straightforward factual data and intriguing bits of trivia, making the book useful both to browsers and report writers. Both gems and crystals are noted briefly in Symes's Rocks & Minerals (Knopf, 1988) from this series, but receive more expansive treatment (and all-new photographs) in the newer title. The dazzling, full-color photographs on uncluttered pages make it a visual treat. --Steven Engelfried, Pleasanton Library, CA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756630065
Publisher:
DK
Publication date:
06/25/2007
Series:
DK Eyewitness Books Series
Edition description:
Book with CD
Pages:
72
Sales rank:
359,964
Product dimensions:
8.75(w) x 11.38(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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Book too complicated for young readers.