Weather For Dummies

Weather For Dummies
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  • eBook:
    Weather For Dummies
  • Author:
    John D. Cox
  • Edition:
    1 edition
  • Categories:
  • Data:
    December 30, 2020
  • ISBN:
    1119806771
  • ISBN-13:
    9781119806776
  • Language:
    English
  • Pages:
    384 pages
  • Format:
    PDF

Book Description
Find out what's really going on when it seems like the sky is falling with Weather For Dummies

What exactly is happening when the wind blows, the clouds roll in, lightning flashes, and rain pours down? How do hurricanes whip into a frenzy, and where do tornadoes come from? Why do seasonal conditions sometimes vary so much from one year to the next? The inner workings of the weather can be a mystery, but Dummies can help. Packed with dozens of maps, charts, and stunning photographs of weather conditions, Weather For Dummies brings the science of meteorology down to earth, covering everything from weather basics to cloud types, seasonal differences, extreme weather events, climate change, and beyond.

You'll learn how to:
  • Predict the weather and prepare a forecast
  • Use common weather terminology like a pro
  • Identify different types of clouds
  • Spot weather conditions that can lead to storms, hurricanes, tornadoes, and monsoons
  • Observe fun weather phenomena like lightning, rainbows, sundogs, and haloes
  • Talk about what impact weather has on the global ecosystem
  • Get a handle on smog, the greenhouse effect, global warming, and other climate issues
Featuring clear explanations and fun and easy activities you can do at home, you'll be ready – rain or shine – for the ever-changing skies above with Weather For Dummies

Content

Part 1: What in the World Is Weather?
CHAPTER 1: Forecasts and Forecasting
CHAPTER 2: Behind the Air Wars
CHAPTER 3: Land, Sea, and Precipitation: Is This Any Way to Run a Planet?

Part 2: Braving the Elements
CHAPTER 4: Blowing in the Winds
CHAPTER 5: Getting Cirrus
CHAPTER 6: Climate Is What You Expect; Weather Is What You Get
CHAPTER 7: The Greatest Storms On Earth

Part 3: Some Seasonable Explanations
CHAPTER 8: The Ways of Winter
CHAPTER 9: Twists and Turns of Spring
CHAPTER 10: Extremely Summer
CHAPTER 11: Falling for Autumn

Part 4: The Special Effects
CHAPTER 12: Taking Care of the Air
CHAPTER 13: Up in the Sky! Look!
CHAPTER 14: Try This at Home

Part 5: The Part of Tens
CHAPTER 15: Ten (or So) Biggest U.S. Weather Disasters of the 20th Century
CHAPTER 16: Ten (or So) Worst World Weather Disasters of the 20th Century
CHAPTER 17: Ten Crafty Critters
CHAPTER 18: Ten Grand Old Weather Proverbs

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