Weather Almanac

Author: Eric Sloane

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048649103X

Category: Nature

Page: 249

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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.

For Spacious Skies

A Sketchbook of American Weather

Author: Eric Sloane

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048645097X

Category: Art

Page: 79

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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.

Die geheimen Zeichen der Natur lesen

Wie man sich in der Wildnis orientiert, Wasser findet, Spuren liest — und andere längst vergessene Fähigkeiten

Author: Tristan Gooley

Publisher: Riva Verlag

ISBN: 3959712464

Category: House & Home

Page: 450

View: 6907

Wir nutzen beinahe täglich unsere Wetter-Apps oder das Navigationssystem im Auto. Auch beim Wandern verlassen sich viele Menschen mittlerweile weniger auf ihren Orientierungssinn als das GPS, um auf dem richtigen Weg zu bleiben. Dabei hält die Natur alles bereit, um uns auf die richtige Fährte zu bringen. Dieses Buch offenbart längt vergessenes Wissen unserer Vorfahren und hilft dem Leser dabei, allein durch das Deuten natürlicher Zeichen das Wetter vorherzusagen, Spuren zu lesen oder sich im Freien zu orientieren. So öffnen sich die Blüten einiger Blumen zuerst an der südlichen Seite, Zirruswolken gefolgt von Zirrostratus kündigen eine Warmfront mit Regen an und nachts zeigt die Sichel des Mondes die Himmelsrichtung an. Zusätzlich gibt dieses Buch verblüffende Einblicke in die Auswirkungen natürlicher Vorgänge auf die Kultivierung unserer Landschaft und den Bau beziehungsweise die Planung unserer Städte.

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Category: Bibliography

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The Pennsylvania Weather Book

Author: Ben Gelber

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813530567

Category: History

Page: 269

View: 907

The weather has always been a favorite topic of conversation. Undoubtedly, someone must have said to Noah, "I thought they said it was supposed to let up on Tuesday." Over a century ago, American essayist Charles Dudley Warner wrote in the HartfordCourant, "Everybody talks about the weather but nobody does anything about it." And now with the advent of the 24-hour Weather Channel and high-tech radar and satellite imagery, we have more information about the weather at our disposal than ever before. But what about weather in the past? Is the climate changing? Are the summers hotter now than ever before? Were winters colder when our grandparents were children? In The Pennsylvania Weather Book, meteorologist Ben Gelber provides the first comprehensive survey of 250 years of recorded weather in this state. He reports on noteworthy weather happenings by category (snowstorms, rainstorms, cold and heat waves, thunderstorms, and tropical storms) and places them in historical context. Throughout the book, Gelber clearly defines meteorological terms and explains what creates weather events. The book features appendices and tables containing useful references for average temperatures, precipitation, snowfall, and climate data. It also provides a brief history of the weather watchers who contributed to the state's meteorological records since the late eighteenth century. This volume will serve as a valuable resource for weather professionals, amateurs, and local enthusiasts alike.

AB Bookman's Weekly

For the Specialist Book World

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Publisher: N.A


Category: Antiquarian booksellers

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Cosmo Doogood's Urban Almanac

Celebrating Nature & Her Rhythms in the City

Author: Eric Utne

Publisher: Cosmo Doogood's Urban Almanac

ISBN: 9780976198901

Category: Almanacs, American

Page: 344

View: 3686

Pilgrimages to wild places like Death Valley help us connect to nature, t o be sure. But what would it take for us to reestablish that connection, right where we live, day-to-day, in the city. Eric Utne, introduction to Cosmo Doogood's Urban Almanac Ben Franklin would be proud. In the spirit of his Poor Richard's Almanac, Eric Utne, founder of Utne Magazine, presents Cosmo Doogood's URBAN ALMANAC: Celebrating Nature & Her Rhythms in the City. It's an inspirational way for 21st century urbanites who now numbe r over half the U.S. population to connect with nature, live more fully, and celebrate each day of the year.

Weather Matters

An American Cultural History Since 1900

Author: Bernard Mergen

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 397

View: 8659

A kaleidoscopic book that illuminates our obsession with weather--as both physical reality and evocative metaphor--focusing on the ways in which it is perceived, feared, embraced, managed, and even marketed.

Current biography yearbook

Author: H.W. Wilson Company

Publisher: Hw Wilson Co

ISBN: 9780824204938

Category: History

Page: 488

View: 4576

Compiles detailed biographical sketches of contemporary leaders in such areas as entertainment, government, sports, art, literature, and science

Library Journal

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Publisher: N.A


Category: Libraries

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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Issued also separately.

Eine Geschichte der Welt in 100 Objekten

Author: Neil MacGregor

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406621481

Category: History

Page: 816

View: 3156

"In diesem Buch machen wir uns auf zu einer Reise zurück in die Vergangenheit und quer über den Globus, um zu erfahren, wie die Menschen in den letzten zwei Millionen Jahren unsere Welt geprägt haben und ihrerseits von ihr geprägt wurden. Diese Geschichte wird ausschließlich erzählt durch Dinge, die Menschen gemacht haben Objekete, die mit großer Sorgfalt hergestellt und dann entweder bewundert und bewahrt oder benutzt, beschädigt und weggeworfen wurden. Ich habe einfach hundert Objekte von verschiedenen Punkten unserer Reise ausgewählt die Bandbreite reicht vom Kochtopf bis zur goldenen Galeone, vom steinzeitlichen Werkzeug bis zur Kreditkarte." Neil MacGregor "Dieses Buch ist so schön, so klug und so richtungweisend, dass es eigentlich in jede Bibliothek gehört." Tim Sommer, art Das Kunstmagazin "MacGregors Geschichte der Welt in 100 Objekten ist eines der wundervollsten Sachbücher der letzten Jahrzehnte." Alexander Cammann, Literaturen "Diese Geschichten sollten nie aufhören." Elisabeth von Thadden, DIE ZEIT "Macht süchtig." Tilman Spreckelsen, Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung


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Publisher: N.A


Category: Almanacs, Slovak

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Weathervanes of New England

Author: Glenn A. Knoblock,David W. Wemmer

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476664560

Category: Architecture

Page: 296

View: 4732

First used as a real tool to gauge New England's ever-changing weather, and now viewed as a classic part of American Folk Art, weathervanes historic and unusual have been a part of the region's skyline for over 300 years. In the most comprehensive work to come out on the subject in the last forty years, this book tells of the evolution of the weathervane both in form and function from colonial times down to the present. Highlights include the many photographs of historic and unusual vanes from all states in New England and the stories that stand behind their symbolism and choice of subject matter. Equally important are the weathervane makers throughout the region whose careers are here documented, including well-known companies, individual tradesmen, and even some women, and whose works are still flying today above countless buildings. While many notable museum weathervanes are discussed, the main focus is on those weathervanes that can still be seen today on New England public buildings such as churches, historic meetinghouses, and town halls, making this book an invaluable guide to both the armchair tourist and those who want to visit these unique pieces of folk art in person.

Books in Print

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Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

Die Berge Kaliforniens

Author: John Muir

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783882210507

Category: Muir, John 1838-1914 / Travel / Sierra Nevada (Calif. and Nevada)

Page: 352

View: 5670