Weather Whys: Facts, Myths, and Oddities

Weather Whys: Facts, Myths, and Oddities

by Paul Yeager

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Overview

Weather Whys: Facts, Myths, and Oddities by Paul Yeager

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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101184905
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/02/2010
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 896,885
File size: 298 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About 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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