Weather Whys: Facts, Myths, and Oddities [NOOK Book]

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The myths, history, wives-tales, oddities, and wonders of a subject that comes up every day: the weather.

Weather enthusiasts (or just the weather-curious) will discover surprising facts, myths, and oddities in this fascinating book of useful (and sometimes useless) information. With his expertise as a meteorologist and editor, Paul Yeager takes readers on a journey through the curious world of weather, revealing myths and misconceptions, ...
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Weather Whys: Facts, Myths, and Oddities

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Overview

The myths, history, wives-tales, oddities, and wonders of a subject that comes up every day: the weather.

Weather enthusiasts (or just the weather-curious) will discover surprising facts, myths, and oddities in this fascinating book of useful (and sometimes useless) information. With his expertise as a meteorologist and editor, Paul Yeager takes readers on a journey through the curious world of weather, revealing myths and misconceptions, sharing weird phenomena, and explaining how weather has affected history. Readers will discover a host of fascinating weather facts, including:

?Which city is actually the windiest

?How the temperature affects tire pressure

?Why humidity makes hair go limp or frizzy

?Why a coming storm causes sore joints

?Why watering a garden after it rains is a good idea




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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101184905
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 3/2/2010
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • File size: 291 KB

Meet the Author

Paul Yeager is the managing editor of Accuweather.com and a freelance writer. As a child, he was annoyed when reading, writing, and arithmetic were referred to as the “Three R’s,” and he hasn’t changed a bit over the years. He lives in Altoona, PA.
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Table of Contents

Introduction vii

1 Bite-Size Morsels: Weather Basics 1

2 It Always Rains in Seattle: Myths and Misconceptions 29

3 Weird Weather: Unusual and Surprising Phenomena 63

4 From Our Forefathers to Hurricane Katrina: Weather History 91

5 Field of Dreams: Sports-Related Weather 113

6 What Does "Red Sky at Night" Mean? Weather Wives' Tales 135

7 Planes, Trains, and Crops: How Weather Affects Transportation and Crops 161

8 The Weather Is Everywhere: Health and Home 183

Resources 201

Index 203

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2010

    Informative weather book!

    I really enjoyed this book, it attempts to explain weather phenomenon in very simple terms. I really enjoyed the myths that were dethroned in this book. For example; Does it really always rain in Seattle? Can it snow when the temperature is above 32 degrees? These are just a few of the weather myths that he explains in a simple explanation. If you are interested in weather Paul Yeager makes this book interesting and rather humorous.

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