Weather

Overview


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 ...
See more details below
Paperback (Second Edition, Second edition)
$17.17
BN.com price
(Save 21%)$21.95 List Price
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (20) from $1.99   
  • New (12) from $3.69   
  • Used (8) from $1.99   

Overview


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.
Read More Show Less

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.
From the Publisher

"[A]n 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."  —Library Journal

"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

"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

"Extremely knowledgeable about all types of weather phenomena."  —The Next Door Neighbor

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

"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

"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 Annual

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.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781578592210
  • Publisher: Visible Ink Press
  • Publication date: 8/1/2009
  • Series: The Handy Answer Book Series
  • Edition description: Second Edition, Second edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 572,392
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Introduction vii

Acknowledgments x

Index 309

Weather Fundamentals 1

Terms to Know

Organizations

Measurements

Early Weather History

The Seasons

The Atmosphere 25

Atmosphere Basics

Air and Air Pressure

Layers of the Atmosphere

The Ozone Layer

Wind

Wind Storms

Heat and Cold

Measuring Temperature

Heat

Cold 59

Clouds and Precipitation 83

Clouds

Precipitation

Humidity

Floods

Ice, Snow, Hail, and Frost

Stormy Weather 117

Blizzards and Avalanches

Hurricanes, Monsoons, and Tropical Storms

Floods

Tornadoes

Atmospheric Phenomena

Lightning

Thunder and Thunderstorms

Rainbows and Other Colorful Phenomena 159

Geography, Oceanography, and Weather

Plate Tectonics

Rain, Ice, and Geography

Volcanoes

Geography, Oceanography and Weather 185

Ocean Currents

Weather In Space

The Moon

The Sun

Sunspots and Solar Activity

The Magnetic Field

Van Allen Belts

Neutrinos

Cosmic Rays

Meteors, Meteorites, Asteroids, and Comets 205

Humanity And The Weather 235

Humanity's Impact

General Pollution Facts

Facts

Air Pollution

Water Pollution

Radiation

Climate Change

Climate Basics

Ice Ages

Global Warming 257

Modern Meteorology

Forecasting

Radar

Satellites

Careers in Meteorology 283

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)