The Handy Weather Answer Book

The Handy Weather Answer Book

by Kevin Hile

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Hurricanes and Tornadoes. Climate Change. Global Warming. Droughts and so much more. Answers to over 1,000 questions about the basic elements of weather, the latest advances in meteorology, the science of forecasting, and all types of weather phenomena.

Weather. We all talk about it – some more expertly than others. With The Handy Weather Answer Book, anyone can master this compelling conversation starter, whether it’s weather basics, climate change, the science of meteorology, or the history of weather forecasting. You will come to understand hurricanes, tornadoes, global warming, and such fascinating weather-related phenomena as the northern lights and El Niño.

This comprehensive reference addresses all aspects of weather in an accessible question-and-answer format. Relationships between weather and oceanography, geology, and space science are expertly covered, including answers to such questions as …

  • What’s the difference between “partly sunny” and “partly cloudy”?
  • Can a rainbow appear during the night?
  • Could our oceans have originated in space?
  • How does Central America affect the climate in England?
  • What the heck is bioclimatology?
  • Are humans really responsible for climate change?
  • Has a hurricane ever struck southern California?

    Climate change and weather affect us all, and The Handy Weather Answer Book, with its hard science facts, fascinating trivia, and accessible Q&A dialog, ensures that readers will understand the complexities of our planet’s dynamic atmosphere a lot better. This resource is an ideal reference for everyone from students to teachers to amateur meteorologists. With more than 100 color photos and illustrations, this tome is richly illustrated, and its helpful bibliography and extensive index add to its usefulness.

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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: 336
    Sales rank: 1,079,554
    Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.90(d)
    Age Range: 12 Years

    About the Author

    Kevin S. Hile is a California-based author and editor who has written books on a wide range of subjects. He wrote Visible Ink Press' The Handy California Answer Book and The Handy Weather Answer Book, and as an editor, he has worked with Visible Ink on a variety of history and science-related books, including The Handy Anatomy Answer Book, The Handy History Answer Book, The Handy Physics Answer Book, and The Handy Science Answer Book.

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