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by Kevin Hile
     
 

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Fully updated with the latest advances in meteorology as well as an additional section on climate change, this comprehensive reference addresses all aspects of weather in an accessible questionandanswer format. All the basic elements of weather are discussed, as are all types of weather phenomena and the science of forecasting. In addition, the relationships…  See more details below

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Fully updated with the latest advances in meteorology as well as an additional section on climate change, this comprehensive reference addresses all aspects of weather in an accessible questionandanswer format. All the basic elements of weather are discussed, as are all types of weather phenomena and the science of forecasting. In addition, the relationships between weather and oceanography, geology, and space science are expertly covered. Included are more than 1,000 questions and answers such as, Has a hurricane ever struck southern California? Could our oceans have originated in space? and What is bioclimatology? This resource is an ideal reference for students, teachers, and amateur meteorologists.

Editorial Reviews

Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
This fully updated primer on all things related to weather includes the latest advances in meteorology as well as an additional section on climate change. It addresses all aspects of weather in an accessible question-and-answer format.
American Reference Books Annual
This entertaining work is a collection more than 1,000 questions and answers on weather written in nontechnical language for the general reader.
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"This entertaining work is a collection more than 1,000 questions and answers on weather written in nontechnical language for the general reader."— American Reference Books

"This fully updated primer on all things related to weather includes the latest advances in meteorology as well as an additional section on climate change. It addresses all aspects of weather in an accessible question-and-answer format."— Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society

"A fun reference book to look through, garner interesting information, and get an overview of a multitude of facts about weather. With an attractive cover, engaging layout and format, this book will be one that students with an interest in the subject will pick up and enjoy."— Christian Library Journal

"Updated to include the latest advances in meteorology and climate change, a comprehensive reference covers all of the basic elements of weather and weather phenomena as well as the science of forecasting, in a guide that also evaluates the relationships between weather and oceanography, geology, and space science."— Forecast magazine

"[T]he Handy Weather Answer Book is full of all sorts of weather stuff. For instance, do you know what irisation is? It's a sort of diffused rainbow created when altocumulus clouds pass below the sun."— The Arizona Republic

"Designed to stimulate further reading ... Readers from the junior high level and up will find this book enjoyable."— The Science Teacher

"Well written at a level that is enjoyable to everyone. I highly recommend this book to any lay reader, weather watcher or atmospheric professional."— The Weather Doctor

Midwest Book Review
For anyone curious about the subtle nuances of the weather, The Handy Weather Answer Book is a top pick.

Forecast Magazine
Updated to include the latest advances in meteorology and climate change, [this] comprehensive reference covers all of the basic elements of weather and weather phenomena as well as the science of forecasting, in a guide that also evaluates the relationships between weather and oceanography, geology, and space science.
Library Journal
Hile, author of several similar Answer Book titles, has compiled an attractive Q&A volume on weather in 11 chapters, illustrated with crisp color photos; large, easy-to-read text; and keywords in questions in bold font. The chapters cover "Weather Fundamentals," "The Atmosphere," "Heat and Cold," "Clouds and Precipitation," "Stormy Weather," "Atmospheric Phenomena," "Geography, Oceanography, and Weather," "Weather in Space," "Humanity and the Weather," "Climate Change," and "Modern Meteorology." The questions are short, and the answers are mostly about a paragraph long. The major problem with this volume is the index. For example, both the introduction and the back cover refer to the crash of the Space Shuttle Challenger, but the entry on Challenger could not be found in the index. There are index listings both for NASA and for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, but they list different page numbers. A thorough and well-done index is critical to the use of a Q&A work for reference, and this volume is lacking in this important area. BOTTOM LINE Although this title might get some use in a circulating collection, a good weather encyclopedia would better serve librarians and their patrons. An optional purchase at best.—Rosanne M. Cordell, Indiana Univ. South Bend Lib.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781578592210
Publisher:
Visible Ink Press
Publication date:
08/01/2009
Series:
The Handy Answer Book Series
Edition description:
Second Edition, Second edition
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
1,245,683
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
12 Years

Meet the Author

Kevin Hile is an author and editor who has contributed to books on a wide range of subjects. His articles have been included in titles such as Animal Rights, Cesar Chavez, Dams and Levees, and The Trial of Juveniles as Adults. He lives in Mason, Michigan.

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