Weather Almanac

Author: Eric Sloane

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048649103X

Category: Nature

Page: 249

View: 2250

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.

Eric Sloane's Weather Book

Author: Eric Sloane

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486443574

Category: Nature

Page: 90

View: 7154

"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.

Eric Sloane's Book of Storms

Hurricanes, Twisters and Squalls

Author: Eric Sloane

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486451003

Category: Nature

Page: 109

View: 3552

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."

The Old Farmer's Almanac Book of Weather Lore

The Fact and Fancy Behind Weather Predictions, Superstitions, Old-time Sayings, and Traditions

Author: Edward F. Dolan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 221

View: 7504

Discusses the season, clouds, rain, rainbows, thunder, and lightning, and evaluates the validity of folklore concerning the weather

An age of barns

Author: Eric Sloane

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 95

View: 7202

Portrays how Americans lived in the past and shows how they reasoned and what their attitude toward life was--their personal aspirations and national purpose.

American barns and covered bridges

Author: Eric Sloane

Publisher: Funk & Wagnalls Co

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 112

View: 5004

The architecture and history of the barns and bridges built by the farmer-carpenter are depicted in drawings and text

A Reverence for Wood

Author: Eric Sloane

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486433943

Category: History

Page: 112

View: 8361

This book underscores the important role that wood has played in the development of American life and culture. Covering such topics as the aesthetics of wood, wooden implements, and carpentry, Sloane remarks expansively and with affection on the resourcefulness of Early Americans in their use of this precious commodity.

Look at the Sky and Tell the Weather

Author: Eric Sloane

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486433851

Category: Nature

Page: 89

View: 5688

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.

The Seasons of America Past

Author: Eric Sloane

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486442209

Category: History

Page: 150

View: 7584

Seventy-five illustrations depict cider mills and presses, sleds, pumps, stump-pulling equipment, plows, and other elements of America's rural heritage. A section of old recipes and household hints adds additional color.

The Cracker Barrel

Author: Eric Sloane

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486441016

Category: History

Page: 110

View: 7875

With words both wise and droll — along with his inimitable line drawings — Sloane re-creates the flavor of the country store in all its delightful moods: as a meetinghouse, a public forum, and an entertainment center. Sage opinions on everything from the American necktie, almanacs, and capitalism to "the good old days." 55 illustrations.

The Little Red Schoolhouse

Author: Eric Sloane

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486139255

Category: History

Page: 48

View: 6611

Harkening back to a time when the three Rs stood for reading, 'riting, and religion, Sloane's sketchbook explores the history of early American schools. Includes marvelous illustrations of one-room New England schoolhouses, desks, and benches.

Return to Taos

Eric Sloane's Sketchbook of Roadside Americana

Author: Eric Sloane

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486447731

Category: History

Page: 120

View: 5630

In an extraordinary book that is also a rare autobiographical work, Eric Sloane shares his travel experiences during two trips he made from New York to his beloved Taos--in 1925 and again in 1960. The first time around, as a young man, he worked his way across America in a rickety Model T Ford, painting signs on bridges and barns to pay expenses. The story of that journey is recounted here by the revered "cracker-barrel philosopher" as he weaves his reminiscences in with an account of his journey to the New Mexican town 35 years later. Sloane offers his wry, heartfelt, and incisive reflections on America's rapidly changing landscapes and regional cultures, noting in both his charming commentary and his delightful pen-and-ink illustrations the roadside monuments he passed along the way: covered bridges in New Jersey, a "barn bridge" in Pennsylvania, early gas stations and grain elevators in the Midwest, panoramic views of the western landscape, and ultimately, views of Taos Pueblo, happily unchanged after more than a quarter of a century since the author's last visit. An immensely entertaining book, Return to Taos will delight anyone who enjoys reading about America's past and sees its artifacts as part of a vast repository of national treasures.

Skies and the Artist

How to Draw Clouds and Sunsets

Author: Eric Sloane

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048645102X

Category: Art

Page: 48

View: 1616

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.

A Museum of Early American Tools

Author: Eric Sloane

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486463036

Category: House & Home

Page: 108

View: 9209

This delightful evocation of simpler times and the tools that built America has always held a special place in the hearts of lovers of Americana and Yankee ingenuity. Now available in a handsome hardcover gift edition, this engaging, informative book features 184 of the author's inimitable drawings.

Once Upon a Time

The Way America Was

Author: Eric Sloane

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486444112

Category: History

Page: 64

View: 3250

This nostalgic text brims with gentle philosophies and descriptions of how we used to live — self-sufficiently — on land, in homes, and among things built by hand. The author's charming illustrations celebrate our heritage and the spirit that nurtured it, but also recall the vanished joys of America's pioneer past. 44 line illustrations.

For Spacious Skies

A Sketchbook of American Weather

Author: Eric Sloane

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048645097X

Category: Art

Page: 79

View: 9618

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.

A Celebration of Bells

Author: Eric Sloane,Eric Hatch

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486468267

Category: History

Page: 126

View: 626

Spirited reminders of yesteryear, clamoring bells in all their forms — from sleigh to church — ring of America and freedom. In this charmingly illustrated book that begins in ancient times, Mr. Americana and co-writer Hatch share their boundless enthusiasm for the subject, covering types, sounds, and famous bells, including the world's largest — one that never tolled.

Our Vanishing Landscape

Author: Eric Sloane

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486436780

Category: History

Page: 107

View: 3128

This book takes readers on a leisurely journey through a bygone era with fascinating accounts of canals, corduroy roads, and turnpikes, waterwheels and icehouses, colorful road signs and their painters, circus folk, and more. Brimming with anecdotes about people and the times, this delightful narrative remains a milestone of Americana. 81 black-and-white illustrations.