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Blizzards by Michael Allaby, Richard Garratt

Targeted for middle school and high school students, teachers, and general readers, Facts On File's updated and expanded Dangerous Weather series is a collection of compelling illustrated books on the extreme weather conditions that threaten our environment and population. Michael Allaby, a noted weather and climate writer, offers an authoritative yet lively text that is enhanced by impressive line illustrations evoking the far-reaching effects of treacherous weather activity.

Blizzards, Revised Edition is a fascinating examination of this weather phenomenon and its impact on extensive areas of our planet. While blizzard is a word we may associate with the Far North or Antarctica, recent storms in China, Europe, and the United States show that blizzards can happen in lower latitudes and with serious consequences.

Included are an extensive index, a bibliography of current sources for further research, and an appendix of Standard International Units and their equivalents. Sidebars are also interspersed throughout the text.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780816047918
Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/28/2003
Series: The Facts on File Science Library
Edition description: REV
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 11 - 17 Years

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Blizzards 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was pretty good, but at times too confusing. It was good for one reason because they went into detail very far. seen as the book was about blizzards, they said everything associated with them. From when they happen, how they happen, why they happen, and where they happen. They talked about side effects of blizzards and where they come from. During the winter there is snow. What determines a snowstorm from a blizzard? In this book they say all reasons in depth. During winter if there is any kind of precipitation, it will be in the book. Even though I am a high school student, I might recommend this to an older high school student and definetly a college student studying to be a meteorologist. This is also a good source of information for anybody in general too. Even if you were to skim through it, there is enough pictures to help you understand it. The thing that is debatable is was the title. They always say never to judge a book by its title. Well with it being Blizzards it might drive people away thinking that it is all the book is about not knowing there is everything in winter in the book. Then again the title is pretty much the title of the whole book.