Eric Sloane's Weather Book

Author: Eric Sloane

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486443574

Category: Nature

Page: 90

View: 2707

"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: 5050

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."

For spacious skies

a meteorological sketchbook of American weather

Author: Eric Sloane

Publisher: Funk & Wagnalls Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 79

View: 6821

Spices and Herbs

Lore and Cookery

Author: Elizabeth S. Hayes

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486137821

Category: Cooking

Page: 272

View: 4430

More than 85 familiar and exotic plants are illustrated, examined for legendary lore, and current use. The book also includes 73 recipes, a spice chart, and tips for gardening, drying, freezing, and more.

The natural history guide

a study, reference, and activity guide

Author: H. Charles Laun

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Astronomy

Page: 449

View: 1857

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: 1244

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.

Book of Storms

Author: Eric Sloane

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Storms

Page: 109

View: 1072

Wetter und Klima

Beobachten und verstehen

Author: Lutz Krüger

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642789277

Category: Science

Page: 211

View: 7723

AB Bookman's Weekly

For the Specialist Book World

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Antiquarian booksellers

Page: N.A

View: 9772

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: 9042

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.

Insects

Their Ways and Means of Living

Author: Robert E. Snodgrass

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486218015

Category: Nature

Page: 362

View: 7501

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.

The Pennsylvania Weather Book

Author: Ben Gelber

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813530567

Category: History

Page: 269

View: 2234

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.

Hemingway und ich

Roman

Author: Paula McLain

Publisher: Aufbau Digital

ISBN: 384121617X

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 761

Eine Liebe vor der Kulisse des Zweiten Weltkrieges. Meisterhaft inszeniert Paula McLain die stürmische Beziehung zwischen Ernest Hemingway und seiner dritten Frau Martha Gellhorn. Als Martha sich haltlos in den zehn Jahre älteren Ernest verliebt, ist sie gerade achtundzwanzig Jahre alt, hat aber schon die halbe Welt bereist. Später wird sie eine der berühmtesten Kriegsreporterinnen des 20. Jahrhunderts sein. Hals über Kopf folgt sie Hemingway in den Spanischen Bürgerkrieg und legt dort an seiner Seite den Grundstein für ihre Karriere. Doch als ihre Anerkennung wächst und Ernest immer größere Erfolge feiert, muss Martha sich entscheiden: Möchte sie die Frau eines weltberühmten Mannes sein oder ihren eigenen Weg gehen? Ein faszinierendes literarisches Panorama, mitreißend und einfühlsam erzählt. „Paula McLain hat eine unglaubliche Gabe, Figuren zum Leben zu erwecken.“ Jojo Moyes.

Wir Wettermacher

wie die Menschen das Klima verändern und was das für unser Leben auf der Erde bedeutet

Author: Tim F. Flannery

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596172214

Category: Climatic changes

Page: 396

View: 8840

Science Digest

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: N.A

View: 850

The Virginia Housewife

Or, Methodical Cook: A Facsimile of an Authentic Early American Cookbook

Author: Mary Randolph

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486142191

Category: Cooking

Page: 208

View: 558

Charming guide, published in 1824, offers directions for making rabbit soup, beef steak pie, fried calf's feet, shoulder of mutton with celery sauce, leg of pork with pease pudding, and other culinary treats.