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The AMS Weather Book

The AMS Weather Book Author Jack Williams
ISBN-10 9781935704553
Release 2013-04-05
Pages 368
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America has one of the most varied and dynamic weather systems in the world. Every year, the Gulf Coast is battered by hurricanes, the Great Plains are ravaged by tornados, the Midwest is pummeled by blizzards, and the temperature in the Southwest reaches a sweltering 120 degrees. Extreme weather can be a matter of life and death, but even when it is pleasant—72 degrees and sunny—weather is still central to the lives of all Americans. Indeed, it’s hard to imagine a topic of greater collective interest. Whether we want to know if we should close the storm shutters or just carry an umbrella to work, we turn to forecasts. But few of us really understand the science behind them. All that changes with The AMS Weather Book. The most comprehensive and up-to-date guide to our weather and our atmosphere, it is the ultimate resource for anyone who wants to understand how hurricanes form, why tornados twirl, or even why the sky is cerulean blue. Written by esteemed science journalist and former USA Today weather editor Jack Williams, The AMS Weather Book covers everything from daily weather patterns to air pollution and global warming and explores the stories of people coping with severe weather and those who devote their lives to understanding the atmosphere, oceans, and climate. Words alone, of course, are not adequate to explain many meteorological concepts, so The AMS Weather Book is filled with engaging full-color graphics that explain such concepts as why winds blow in a particular direction, how Doppler weather radar works, what happens inside hurricanes, how clouds create wind and snow, and what’s really affecting the earth’s climate. For Weather Channel junkies, amateur meteorologists, and storm chasers alike, The AMS Weather Book is an invaluable tool for anyone who wants to better understand how weather works and how it affects our lives.



The Weather Book

The Weather Book Author Jack Williams
ISBN-10 9780679776659
Release 1997
Pages 227
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A guide to America's weather features full-color graphics from "USA Today" and discussions of hurricanes, blizzards, heat waves, cold fronts, tornadoes and draughts



The Complete Idiot s Guide to Weather

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Weather Author Mel Goldstein
ISBN-10 0028643410
Release 2002
Pages 384
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Explains how to track weather patterns, read weather maps, and identify cloud formations while exploring the effects of pollution, hurricanes, and El Niäno.



Guide to Weather Forecasting

Guide to Weather Forecasting Author Storm Dunlop
ISBN-10 PSU:000067895496
Release 2008-02-15
Pages 176
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Describes weather forecasting, including how different phenomena develop, how geography produces local weather patterns, and ways to make a forecast at home.



Storm Chaser

Storm Chaser Author David Mayhew
ISBN-10 9781682032978
Release 2017-08-15
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The beauty of the sky is beyond comprehension. Never the same twice, it makes for unique images that depict a fleeting moment in time. In this book, David Mayhew strives to show the full array of Mother Nature’s moods from the color palette and limitless textures that are conjured up. Forecasting for skies, night or day, is as much an art as a science since weather is a living ecosystem, forever evolving. Adapting to its whim, David drifts wherever the wind carries him, feeling out the best light in order to capture an image that ideally depicts sensational displays of beauty. Mayhew’s photographs show the dramatic skies of tornadic storms and severe weather, the serenity of a sunset, the fascination of unique formations clouds can conjure up, and the mystery of the mesmerizing northern lights. If the purpose of art is to create an emotional response in the viewer, then surely readers will see why the skies are his muse. -- David Mayhew



Weather For Dummies

Weather For Dummies Author John D. Cox
ISBN-10 9781118053607
Release 2011-03-21
Pages 384
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What’s going on up there when the rain falls, when the wind blows, when the clouds roll in and the lightning flashes? How do hurricanes arise and where to tornadoes come from? Why do seasonal conditions sometimes vary so much from one year to the next? Our ways of life, our very existences depend on knowing the answers to questions like these. Economies have been wiped out, civilizations have risen and fallen, entire species have come into being or gone extinct because of a temperature shift of just a few degrees, or a brief shortage or glut of rainfall. With so much riding on the weather, it makes you wonder how you’ve lived this long without knowing more about it. Don’t worry it’s never too late to find out about what makes the weather tick. And there’s never been an easier or more enjoyable way to learn than Weather For Dummies. In know time, you’ll know enough of weather basics to be able to: Identify cloud types Make sense of seasonal differences in the weather Understand what causes hurricanes, tornadoes, and other extreme events Make your own weather forecasts Avoid danger during severe weather Understand the global warming debate Get a handle on smog, the greenhouse effect, El Niño, and more Award-winning science writer John D. Cox brings the science of meteorology down to earth and, with the help of dozens of cool maps and charts and stunning photographs of weather conditions, he covers a wide range of fascinating subjects, including: What is weather and how it fits into the entire global ecosystem What goes into making a professional daily weather forecast The basic elements of weather, including air pressure, clouds, and humidity Storms, hurricanes, tornadoes, monsoons, and other extreme forms of weather Seasonal weather effects and why they vary Lightening, rainbows, sundogs, haloes, and other special effects Featuring clear explanations, stunning illustrations, and fun, easy experiments and activities you can do at home , Weather For Dummies is your guide to making sense of the baffling turmoil of the ever-changing skies above.



Introducing Meteorology

Introducing Meteorology Author Jon Shonk
ISBN-10 9781903544570
Release 2013-02-14
Pages 160
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In many parts of the world the weather forms a daily topic of conversation, In others it hardly changes from one week to the next. However, human life is governed by the weather which affects much of our activity, from farming to fishing and from shopping to holiday-making. Introducing Meteorology has been written to provide a succinct overview of the science of the weather for students and for interested amateurs wanting a topical guide to this complex science. The initial chapters describe the development of the science, the atmosphere and the forces which govern the weather. The author then discusses weather influences at global and local scales before describing the science of weather forecasting. Copiously illustrated, this book is intended for those whose interest in meteorology has been stimulated, perhaps by media coverage of dramatic weather events, and who want to know more. Technical terms are kept to a minimum and are explained in a glossary.



An Observer s Guide to Clouds and Weather

An Observer s Guide to Clouds and Weather Author Toby Carlson
ISBN-10 1935704583
Release 2015-02-15
Pages 224
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"A basic introduction to making weather predictions through understanding cloud types and sky formations"--Provided by publisher.



Meteorology Manual

Meteorology Manual Author Storm Dunlop
ISBN-10 0857332724
Release 2014-04-01
Pages 172
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Meteorology Manual follows a similar concept to the well-received Astronomy Manual, aiming to provide an easy-to-read introduction for newcomers to the subject, while providing a sufficient level of detail to prove useful to those who also have a basic understanding of the subject. This extensively illustrated book will follow the familiar Haynes Manual style, with down-to-earth text, supported by colour diagrams and photographs, including, where appropriate, step-by-step sequences of cloud and weather system formations. There is increasing interest in learning about how weather systems are formed, what causes variations in the weather, and how to study and predict the movement of weather systems to enable weather forecasting, all which can be found in this book.



The Freedom Handbook

The Freedom Handbook Author Luke Denis
ISBN-10 9781524582524
Release 2017-03-03
Pages 454
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SHOCKING, BEAUTIFUL, PROVOCATIVE and WILD A big, bold manifesto covering most of our world's issues, this message feels good and positive overall because it's stacked with solutions that sandwich all problems. It reads easily and surprisingly quickly, yet it constantly challenges you and evokes a wide range of powerful emotion. Recognizing the enormous task of changing beliefs, you feel supported at times through a wild journey and the chapter A Whole World's Dark Night of the Soul offers solid footing in scary territory. This is an impassioned guide to breaking the chains that hold humanity back and an insightful, inciting examination of the juxtaposition between mankind's infinite potential and the limitations imposed by the plutocracy that will leave you vibrating with excitement! SOLUTIONS TO END THE LEFT/RIGHT DEBATE Refreshingly principled non partisan look at politics and the world Our future is our choice. Orwellian squared or freedom. This handbook ignores the rabbit holes and evidences just how moot most of these issues truly are. Taking out the trash from our conversations allows us to focus on the core issues. Socialists, libertarians, anarchists, and fans of democracy alike can all find common ground and answers to valid concerns in this strikingly straightforward set of ideas and strategy. STRIKING DECISIVENESS AND SURPRISING DIRECT ACTION Packing a lot of sense, punch and power to help freedom gain more ground and all of humanity to live happier, healthier lives, The Freedom Handbook also provides fascinating insight into the ideas and thinking of two of today's newest and loudest voices for freedom Luke Denis and Chris Hampton, co-founders of the new controversial media channel Incite Insight.



Partly to Mostly Funny

Partly to Mostly Funny Author Jon Malay
ISBN-10 1935704605
Release 2013-12-01
Pages 217
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Q: Where did the meteorologist stop for a drink on the way home from a long day at work? A: The nearest isobar! Q: What's the difference between partly cloudy and partly sunny? A: It's never partly sunny at night! Q: Do you know what they call people who believe in letting a smile be their umbrella? A: Wet! When rain falls on a wedding yet the day is clear everywhere else, or when unexpected sunshine makes a laughingstock out of a prediction of a stormy day, it is good to keep a sense of humor about the weather. Thankfully there are a wealth of weather jokes to tickle the funny bone of anyone who makes a hobby or career out of weather watching. Partly to Mostly Funny revels in puns, wordplay, and cartoons that take a lighter look at weather, climate, and the life of a meteorologist. They will evoke lighthearted chuckles from professionals, cheering up those who must keep their eyes trained on sometimes darkening skies, and will delight the rest of us with the sillier side of weather.



Masters of Uncertainty

Masters of Uncertainty Author Phaedra Daipha
ISBN-10 9780226298719
Release 2015-11-17
Pages 272
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Though we commonly make them the butt of our jokes, weather forecasters are in fact exceptionally good at managing uncertainty. They consistently do a better job calibrating their performance than stockbrokers, physicians, or other decision-making experts precisely because they receive feedback on their decisions in near real time. Following forecasters in their quest for truth and accuracy, therefore, holds the key to the analytically elusive process of decision making as it actually happens. In Masters of Uncertainty, Phaedra Daipha develops a new conceptual framework for the process of decision making, after spending years immersed in the life of a northeastern office of the National Weather Service. Arguing that predicting the weather will always be more craft than science, Daipha shows how forecasters have made a virtue of the unpredictability of the weather. Impressive data infrastructures and powerful computer models are still only a substitute for the real thing outside, and so forecasters also enlist improvisational collage techniques and an omnivorous appetite for information to create a locally meaningful forecast on their computer screens. Intent on capturing decision making in action, Daipha takes the reader through engrossing firsthand accounts of several forecasting episodes (hits and misses) and offers a rare fly-on-the-wall insight into the process and challenges of producing meteorological predictions come rain or come shine. Combining rich detail with lucid argument, Masters of Uncertainty advances a theory of decision making that foregrounds the pragmatic and situated nature of expert cognition and casts into new light how we make decisions in the digital age.



The Weather Identification Handbook

The Weather Identification Handbook Author Storm Dunlop
ISBN-10 1585748579
Release 2003
Pages 192
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A comprehensive guide to predicting weather patterns covers cloud classification, optical phenomena, precipitation, wind, severe weather, satellite images, weather maps, and much, much more. Original.



Make It Rain

Make It Rain Author Kristine C. Harper
ISBN-10 9780226437378
Release 2017-03-21
Pages 304
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Weather control. Juxtaposing those two words is enough to raise eyebrows in a world where even the best weather models still fail to nail every forecast, and when the effects of climate change on sea level height, seasonal averages of weather phenomena, and biological behavior are being watched with interest by all, regardless of political or scientific persuasion. But between the late nineteenth century—when the United States first funded an attempt to “shock” rain out of clouds—and the late 1940s, rainmaking (as it had been known) became weather control. And then things got out of control. In Make It Rain, Kristine C. Harper tells the long and somewhat ludicrous history of state-funded attempts to manage, manipulate, and deploy the weather in America. Harper shows that governments from the federal to the local became helplessly captivated by the idea that weather control could promote agriculture, health, industrial output, and economic growth at home, or even be used as a military weapon and diplomatic tool abroad. Clear fog for landing aircraft? There’s a project for that. Gentle rain for strawberries? Let’s do it! Enhanced snowpacks for hydroelectric utilities? Check. The heyday of these weather control programs came during the Cold War, as the atmosphere came to be seen as something to be defended, weaponized, and manipulated. Yet Harper demonstrates that today there are clear implications for our attempts to solve the problems of climate change.



Extreme Weather

Extreme Weather Author Christopher C. Burt
ISBN-10 039333015X
Release 2007
Pages 303
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Explores some of the United States most severe or unusual weather systems, including electrified dust storms, pink snowstorms, luminous tornadoes, ball lightning, and falls of fish and toads.



American Sunshine

American Sunshine Author Daniel Freund
ISBN-10 9780226262833
Release 2012-04-16
Pages 240
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In the second half of the nineteenth century, American cities began to go dark. Hulking new buildings overspread blocks, pollution obscured the skies, and glass and smog screened out the health-giving rays of the sun. Doctors fed anxities about these new conditions with claims about a rising tide of the "diseases of darkness," especially rickets and tuberculosis. In American Sunshine, Daniel Freund tracks the obsession with sunlight from those bleak days into the twentieth century. Before long, social reformers, medical professionals, scientists, and a growing nudist movement proffered remedies for America’s new dark age. Architects, city planners, and politicians made access to sunlight central to public housing and public health. and entrepreneurs, dairymen, and tourism boosters transformed the pursuit of sunlight and its effects into a commodity. Within this historical context, Freund sheds light on important questions about the commodification of health and nature and makes an original contribution to the histories of cities, consumerism, the environment, and medicine.



The Rigger

The Rigger Author Jack Williams
ISBN-10 UOM:39015054427276
Release 2001
Pages 188
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For most people, climbing a ladder to clear the gutters is a challenge. Jack Williams and his colleagues in the specialist signals unit supporting the SAS in Northern Ireland had to climb towers and maintain vital communications - often in full view and under fire from terrorists. This is the gripping insider story of the tension, fear and comradeship of these specialists, who needed more than just a head for heights. Written in a racey popular style The Rigger is bound to thrill for its insider action. The author witnesses many operations, some successful, others tragically costly.