Weather For Dummies [NOOK Book]

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"The baffling turmoil of our ever-changing skies will seem much less baffling" Keay Davidson, author, Carl Sagan: A Life

Includes hot maps and cool photos of weather phenomena!

Are you dazzled by dramatic displays of thunder and lightning — and wonder why these forces of nature occur? This guide offers easy-to-understand explanations about meteorological concepts, from jet streams to tornadoes and El Niño. Inside, you'll find experiments and ...

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Weather For Dummies

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Overview

"The baffling turmoil of our ever-changing skies will seem much less baffling" Keay Davidson, author, Carl Sagan: A Life

Includes hot maps and cool photos of weather phenomena!

Are you dazzled by dramatic displays of thunder and lightning — and wonder why these forces of nature occur? This guide offers easy-to-understand explanations about meteorological concepts, from jet streams to tornadoes and El Niño. Inside, you'll find experiments and activities you can do at home, plus insight on smog, the greenhouse effect, and more!

Discover how to: Identify cloud types Understand what causes tornadoes to form Avoid danger during severe weather Understand the global warming debate

Get smart! www.dummies.com

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118053607
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/21/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 409,416
  • File size: 19 MB
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Meet the Author

John D. Cox is a professional science writer. He studied biological and physical sciences at Harvard and MIT as a fellow of Knight Science Journalism Fellowship Program at MIT.
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Table of Contents

Introduction.

PART I: What in the World Is Weather?

Chapter 1: Forecasts and Forecasting.

Chapter 2: Behind the Air Wars.

Chapter 3: Land, Sea, and Precipitation: Is This Any Way to Run a Planet?

PART II: Braving the Elements.

Chapter 4: Blowing in the Winds.

Chapter 5: Getting Cirrus.

Chapter 6: Climate Is What You Expect;
Weather Is What You Get.

Chapter 7: The Greatest Storms on Earth.

PART III: Some Seasonable Explanations.

Chapter 8: The Ways of Winter.

Chapter 9: Twists and Turns of Spring.

Chapter 10: Extremely Summer.

Chapter 11: Falling for Autumn.

PART IV: The Special Effects.

Chapter 12: Taking Care of the Air.

Chapter 13: Up in the Sky! Look!

Chapter 14: Try This at Home.

PART V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 15: Ten (Or So) Biggest U.S. Weather Disasters of the 20th Century.

Chapter 16: Ten (Or So) Worst World Weather Disasters of the 20th Century.

Chapter 17: Ten Crafty Critters.

Chapter 18: Ten Grand Old Weather Proverbs.

Appendix: Internet Resource Directory.

Index.

Book Registration Information.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2012

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    For fans of DUMMIES books, this is another fun and entertaining way to learn. Also included is a list of resources for those who want to continue on the subject of weather.

    Two minor issues - the graghs are so tiny on the NOOK tablet they are useless. Also, the author refers to a color section that is not included in the digital version.

    Still a very good read with lots of information.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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