The Handy Weather Answer Book (Handy Answer Books) (Paperback)

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Hurricanes and Tornadoes. Climate Change. Global Warming. Droughts and so much more. Answers to over 1,000 questions about the basic elements of weather, the latest advances in meteorology, the science of forecasting, and all types of weather phenomena.

Weather. We all talk about it - some more expertly than others. With The Handy Weather Answer Book, anyone can master this compelling conversation starter, whether it's weather basics, climate change, the science of meteorology, or the history of weather forecasting. You will come to understand hurricanes, tornadoes, global warming, and such fascinating weather-related phenomena as the northern lights and El Ni o.

This comprehensive reference addresses all aspects of weather in an accessible question-and-answer format. Relationships between weather and oceanography, geology, and space science are expertly covered, including answers to such questions as ... What's the difference between "partly sunny" and "partly cloudy"? Can a rainbow appear during the night? Could our oceans have originated in space? How does Central America affect the climate in England? What the heck is bioclimatology? Are humans really responsible for climate change? Has a hurricane ever struck southern California?

Climate change and weather affect us all, and The Handy Weather Answer Book, with its hard science facts, fascinating trivia, and accessible Q&A dialog, ensures that readers will understand the complexities of our planet's dynamic atmosphere a lot better. This resource is an ideal reference for everyone from students to teachers to amateur meteorologists. With more than 100 color photos and illustrations, this tome is richly illustrated, and its helpful bibliography and extensive index add to its usefulness.

About the Author

Kevin S. Hile is a California-based author and editor who has written books on a wide range of subjects. He wrote Visible Ink Press' The Handy California Answer Book and The Handy Weather Answer Book, and as an editor, he has worked with Visible Ink on a variety of history and science-related books, including The Handy Anatomy Answer Book, The Handy History Answer Book, The Handy Physics Answer Book, and The Handy Science Answer Book.

Praise For…

"[A]n attractive Q&A volume on weather in 11 chapters, illustrated with crisp color photos; large, easy-to-read text; and keywords in questions in bold font."  Library Journal

"Designed to stimulate further reading . . . Readers from the junior high level and up will find this book enjoyable." The Science Teacher

"Well written at a level that is enjoyable to everyone. I highly recommend this book to any lay reader, weather watcher or atmospheric professional." The Weather Doctor

"Updated to include the latest advances in meteorology and climate change, a comprehensive reference covers all of the basic elements of weather and weather phenomena as well as the science of forecasting, in a guide that also evaluates the relationships between weather and oceanography, geology, and space science."  Forecast magazine

"Extremely knowledgeable about all types of weather phenomena."  The Next Door Neighbor

"For anyone curious about the subtle nuances of the weather, The Handy Weather Answer Book is a top pick."  Midwest Book Review

"This fully updated primer on all things related to weather includes the latest advances in meteorology as well as an additional section on climate change. It addresses all aspects of weather in an accessible question-and-answer format."  Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society

"This entertaining work is a collection more than 1,000 questions and answers on weather written in nontechnical language for the general reader."  American Reference Books Annual

Product Details
ISBN: 9781578592210
ISBN-10: 1578592216
Publisher: Visible Ink Press
Publication Date: August 1st, 2009
Pages: 336
Language: English
Series: Handy Answer Books