Weather Wise: Reading Weather Signs

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Weather Wise gives you the tools to answer the questions we always ask about the weather. As well as giving us the ins and outs about seasons, cloud formation, rain, wind, hill and mountain weather, thunder, and the development of storms and hurricanes, this handy book will enable you to make your own predictions - what is coming, when it will arrive, and how severe it will be.

No other weather book has the practical hands-on approach that Alan Watts brings to the subject, and ...

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Overview

Weather Wise gives you the tools to answer the questions we always ask about the weather. As well as giving us the ins and outs about seasons, cloud formation, rain, wind, hill and mountain weather, thunder, and the development of storms and hurricanes, this handy book will enable you to make your own predictions - what is coming, when it will arrive, and how severe it will be.

No other weather book has the practical hands-on approach that Alan Watts brings to the subject, and his reputation for explaining complicated meteorological situations in an understandable way is second to none. Packed with practical tips, hints and facts, Weather Wise will be invaluable for sailors, walkers, climbers, skiers, golfers and all outdoor enthusiasts.

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Editorial Reviews

Canal Boat & Inland Waterways
A must for anyone who enjoys the outdoors
The Great Outdoors
An invaluable addition to the bookshelf of any outdoor enthusiast
Maritime Journal
This is the book for anyone fed up with having their picnic or day of sailing ruined by the inaccurate forecasts of the professionals
Lymington Times
Well illustrated with diagrams and photographs that reflect the beauty of the natural phenomena, this paperback passes on information in a useful and absorbing way
The International Journal of Meteorology
The book succeeds briliantly... Highly recommended
Latitudes & Attitudes
This book is designed to free you from depending on the weatherman for your weather. It s a practical hands-on approach, explained by a man who has a way of cutting through the scientific jargon and making weather easy for a sailor to understand.
Sailing

Those looking for a better understanding of the weather and how to forecast it will be able to breeze through this book. Written for the layman, Weather Wise by Alan Watts is a brief and easy guide to weather phenomena. . . . Watts also includes eye-catching color photographs from his own collection to help illustrate his talking points.

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Filled with practical advice for novice meteorologists who want to better understand the sky above, Weather Wise is essential for any outdoor lover whose hobby depends on the condition of the skies, but most particularly anyone sailing upon the rivers, lakes, seas, and oceans of the world.

SAILING
Those looking for a better understanding of the weather and how to forecast it will be able to breeze through this book. Written for the layman, Weather Wise by Alan Watts is a brief and easy guide to weather phenomena. . . . Watts also includes eye-catching color photographs from his own collection to help illustrate his talking points.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781574092660
  • Publisher: Sheridan House, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/28/2008
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 931,246
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents


About this book     iv
The seasons     2
A day's weather     8
Clouds     16
About heat and cold     28
Rain     36
Changeable weather     46
Frontal weather     52
Showery weather     58
Wind     66
Will there be bad weather?     78
Thundery weather     88
Lightning     96
Fog, mist and wet air     102
Sea weather     112
Hill and mountain weather     116
Freezing weather     122
Colours in the sky     128
What do trails tell us?     138
Hurricanes     142
Tornadoes     146
Things worth knowing     151
Index     155
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