Eric Sloane's Book of Storms

Hurricanes, Twisters and Squalls

Author: Eric Sloane

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486451003

Category: Nature

Page: 109

View: 8040

What triggers a tornado? What can you see in the eye of a hurricane? What's the difference between a thunderbolt and a thunderclap? Popular author and artist Eric Sloane proves why weather is something best understood by seeing it. His illustrated book shows weather "happening." In fact, there's not a sunny page in it—nothing but cyclonic storms, whirlwinds, waterspouts, lightning bolts, and other fascinating, weather-related topics. More than seventy pages of drawings and diagrams make the weather come alive in a book that examines everything from storm mechanisms and cold fronts to the birth of a thunderhead. A valuable resource for learning more about everyone's favorite topic for conversation and speculation, Eric Sloane—the "Weather Wizard"—has the countryman's simple and natural comprehension to give substance to his scientific and artistic insights. What especially distinguishes this volume from his other books on the subject is the focus on a detailed treatment of the more spectacular and destructive elements of weather phenomena. His belief is that if this book "gets one to look upward more often, it will have accomplished a purpose."

Eric Sloane's Weather Book

Author: Eric Sloane

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486443574

Category: Nature

Page: 90

View: 1860

"Amateur weather forecasters (which includes just about everyone) will find this volume an informative and entertaining account of the why and how of the weather." — The Nation In simple language, Eric Sloane explains the whys and wherefores of weather and weather forecasting — and does it in a style that's universally appealing. With humor and common sense shining through in a book that's also lively and informative, Sloane shows readers how to predict the weather by "reading" such natural phenomena as winds, skies, and animal sounds. This beautifully illustrated and practical treasure trove of climate lore will enlighten outdoorsmen, farmers, sailors, and anyone else who has ever wondered what a large halo around the moon means, why birds "sit it out" before a storm, and whether or not to take an umbrella when leaving the house.

Look at the Sky and Tell the Weather

Author: Eric Sloane

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486433851

Category: Nature

Page: 89

View: 7292

Takes the reader on a voyage of discovery as the author traces a single mass of air traveling from the Canadian Rockies to the northeastern United States.

Skies and the Artist

How to Draw Clouds and Sunsets

Author: Eric Sloane

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048645102X

Category: Art

Page: 48

View: 8023

Eric Sloane always asserted that "Drawing clouds and sky is an important part of art study," pointing out that nearly every great picture features sky space. With this intelligent and insightful primer, he sets out to help art students master the art of painting the heavens. One of the first books of its kind, Sloane's guide to drawing clouds and sunsets does much more than teach you how to draw. Before the sketching even begins, he describes various kinds of clouds — cumulus, stratus, cirrus, and other formations — and offers homespun techniques that add texture and realism to cloud illustrations. Also discussed and illustrated are skies as accessories and basic subject matter within a sketch, the shape and anatomy of clouds, moods and shadows in cloud formations, and incorporating clouds within a sunset.

Speaking for Nature

The Literary Naturalists, from Transcendentalism to the Birth of the American Environmental Movement

Author: Paul Brooks

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486795470

Category: Nature

Page: 320

View: 823

Narrative portraits of America's great literary naturalists offer a 200-year history of wildlife conservation: Thoreau, Burroughs, Muir, Beebe, Carson, and many others. "Brisk and illuminating." — The New York Times Book Review.

Friends and Lovers

Author: Eric Jerome Dickey

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101659661

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 2029

In this sexy, soulful tale of love, betrayal, and friendship set in modern-day Los Angeles, the lives of four young African-Americans--two men and two women--are chronicled through the love and the laughter, as well as the heartache and pain of not-so-everyday life. A witty, honest portrait of contemporary mores and humanity in which the gender gap isn't merely investigated, but celebrated.

Book of Storms

Author: Eric Sloane

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Storms

Page: 109

View: 9295

Weather Almanac

Author: Eric Sloane

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048649103X

Category: Nature

Page: 249

View: 5056

This single-volume combination of Eric Sloane's Almanac and Weather Forecaster and Folklore of American Weather offers a fascinating source of forecasting tips based on wind, clouds, the moon, and other natural phenomena. Sloane relates each month to typical weather conditions, highlighting his observations with 135 drawings that form nostalgic evocations of old-time America.

Moving Heavy Things

Author: Jan Adkins

Publisher: WoodenBoat Books

ISBN: 9780937822821

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 47

View: 573

An introduction to simple machines and how they help to lift and move heavy objects.

STRONG ON DEFENSE: SIMPLE STRATEGIES TO PROTECT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY FRO

Author: Sanford Strong

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671522930

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

View: 488

Draws on true stories of people who have been involved in criminal violence to illustrate how to develop a survival mindset and quick, immediate reactions in the case of a criminal attack

The Ultimate Battle

Okinawa 1945--The Last Epic Struggle of World War II

Author: Bill Sloan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743292472

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 9526

A narrative account of the large-scale land-sea-air battle during the spring of 1945 profiles the conflict as a sobering clash that was marked by the death of America's highest-ranking officer killed during World War II, the hara-kiri deaths of two top-ranking Japanese commanders, and the deaths of more than 250,000 soldiers, sailors, and civilians. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.

Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Author: Richard Bach

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684846845

Category: Fiction

Page: 96

View: 6939

Because he spends so much time perfecting his flying form instead of concentrating on getting food, a seagull is ostracized by the rest of the flock.

Identifying Animal Tracks

Mammals, Birds, and Other Animals of the Eastern United States

Author: Richard Headstrom

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486244423

Category: Nature

Page: 141

View: 7135

Hunters, naturalists, scouts, and nature lovers will appreciate this comprehensive guide, featuring tracks of more than 100 species of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, insects, and invertebrates common to the eastern United States.

Orphan X

A Novel

Author: Gregg Hurwitz

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 1466876514

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 3212

“Brilliantly conceived and plotted ... Read this book. You’ll thank me later.” -- David Baldacci Includes 7 free chapters of HELLBENT, the latest in the international bestselling Orphan X series. Who is Orphan X? The Nowhere Man is a legendary figure spoken about only in whispers. It’s said that when he’s reached by the truly desperate and deserving, the Nowhere Man can and will do anything to protect and save them. But he’s not merely a legend. “Excellent...A smart, stylish, state-of-the-art thriller...might give Lee Child’s Jack Reacher books a run for their money.”—The Washington Post Evan Smoak is a man with skills, resources, and a personal mission to help those with nowhere else to turn. He’s also a man with a dangerous past. Chosen as a child, he was raised and trained as an Orphan, an off-the-books black box program designed to create the perfect deniable intelligence asset: An assassin. Evan was Orphan X—until he broke with the program and used everything he learned to disappear. But now someone is on his tail. Someone with similar skills and training who will exploit Evan’s secret new identity as the Nowhere Man to eliminate him. “Hurwitz melds nonstop action and high-tech gadgetry...in this excellent series opener.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

For Spacious Skies

A Sketchbook of American Weather

Author: Eric Sloane

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048645097X

Category: Art

Page: 79

View: 8015

The finest "cloudscape" painter of his generation, Eric Sloane enjoyed traveling back in time to explore how early American farmers interpreted and embraced weather signs. Examining old records, he learned that most farmers kept daily weather reports, which they referred to year after year to help them decide when to plant, harvest, and perform other farm chores. Combining elements of meteorology and Americana, this book features dozens of Sloane's excellent black-and-white illustrations and sixteen splendid full-color paintings. They complement a text about American weather, and in particular, American skies--from Vermont's swirling clouds and Florida thunderheads to New Mexico cloudscapes and Maine fogs. "You can almost tell where you are by looking upward," he says. In this unique book, he explains why.

Meteorology Today

Author: C. Donald Ahrens,Robert Henson

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305480627

Category: Science

Page: 656

View: 2569

METEOROLOGY TODAY, 11th Edition combines market-leading content in weather, climate, and earth science with the interactive learning experience you expect from Cengage Learning. Grounded in the scientific method, this student-friendly and highly visual text shows you how to observe, calculate, and synthesize information as a budding scientist, systematically analyzing meteorological concepts and issues. Specific discussions center on severe weather systems, such as tornadoes, thunderstorms, and hurricanes, as well as everyday elements, such as wind, precipitation, condensation, masses and fronts, and the seasons. Events and issues dominating today's news cycles also receive thorough attention, and include analysis of Superstorm Sandy, the Oklahoma tornadoes, and recent findings from the US National Climate Assessment and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. METEOROLOGY TODAY, 11th Edition is a dynamic learning tool packed with self-testing features such as end-of-chapter summaries, key terms, review questions, exercises and problems, live animations, web links, and more. Whether you choose a bound book or interactive eBook, METEOROLOGY TODAY, 11th Edition takes your learning to atmospheric heights! Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Insects

Their Ways and Means of Living

Author: Robert E. Snodgrass

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486218015

Category: Nature

Page: 362

View: 8892

Rich in fascinating facts, this book is completely nontechnical and illustrated with hundreds of drawings. Readers receive a general overview of insect life and particulars of dozens of different species.

Cheaters

Author: Eric Jerome Dickey

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101209158

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 2830

This "hot, sexy, and funny" bestseller (Library Journal) solidifies Eric Jerome Dickey's place as a master of the modern relationship novel. With Cheaters, the bestselling author of Milk in My Coffee rips the covers off the L.A. singles scene--exposing the lovelorn lives, and lowdown lies, of six young professionals... Everyone's talking about CHEATERS... "STEAMY." --Seattle Times "SURPRISING." --USA Today "DELICIOUS." --Washington Post "PROVOCATIVE." --Publishers Weekly "FIRST-RATE." --Los Angeles Times "AMBITIOUS."--Booklist "FRESH." --Kirkus Reviews "HONEST." --Ebony "TERRIFIC." --Philadelphia Inquirer

Weather 101

From Doppler Radar and Long-Range Forecasts to the Polar Vortex and Climate Change, Everything You Need to Know about the Study of Weather

Author: Kathleen Sears

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1507204647

Category: Nature

Page: 256

View: 5139

Learn the science behind weather and weather prediction in this clear and straightforward new guide. Weather is everywhere, and while it’s typically not thought about most of the time, it can get everyone’s attention in an instant—whether it’s the swirling destruction of a tornado, the wreckage from a hurricane, or the havoc of climate change on the environment. Weather 101 gives you the basics on weather, from blue skies to hail to dust storms, with information on the science of how weather works, how to predict the weather in your area, how to be ready for natural disasters, and how climate change is affecting weather patterns across the world. With this guide, you’ll be a weather expert in no time!