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This fantastic resource of weather and climate is incredibly comprehensive, interesting, wide ranging and beautifully presented. Written by a team of international experts, it provides an impressive overview of our globe, beginning with the foundations of weather and meteorology and ending with a detailed look at the issues surrounding climate change. With some of the world's finest landscape and satellite photography, and hundreds of detailed illustrations, cutaways, cross-sections, maps and charts, it provides easy to understand explanations of a complex subject. Section 1 discusses what weather is, how the seasons are formed, global atmospheric systems, temperature, air pressure, jet streams, frontal systems, sea breezes, waves and ocean climate. Section 2 explains the workings of weather phenomena such as cloud formation, humidity, rainbows, rain, hail, ice and snow. Section 3 covers devastating weather events: tornadoes, hurricanes, thunderstorms, lightning, flash floods, blizzards, droughts and record breaking weather. Section 4 covers the science of studying, watching and tracking weather, from ancient times to today. Section 5 tours the climate zones of the entire world, explaining the characteristics of each and their particular phenomena and trends. Section 6 provides a compelling portrait of the Earth and the effects of climate change, including ice ages, deforestation, acid rain, greenhouse effect, rising sea levels, wildfires, water shortages, and the effect on marine life. The Encyclopedia of Weather and Climate Change is a truly spectacular reference to all aspects of the world's weather.
Thomas Reed Publications
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