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Encyclopedia of Weather and Climate Change: A Complete Visual Guide (Hardback)
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Encyclopedia of Weather and Climate Change: A Complete Visual Guide (Hardback)

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Hardback 512 Pages / Published: 04/01/2011
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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.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781408132104
Number of pages: 512
Weight: 2163 g
Dimensions: 264 x 229 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'The book is beautifully illustrated with some truly awe-inspiring photographs of weather and its effects. It is a valuable reference for anyone who is interested in the way weather affects our lives.' * stainesnews.co.uk (February 2011) *
'remarkably comprehensive, interesting, wide ranging and well presented. 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.' * Yachting Life (April 2011) *
"It is obviously a book to be dipped into...Considering the huge amount of information that it provides, and the quality and variety of the photographs and other illustrations, it is extremely good value at the price, and can be unreservedly recommended to readers of this Journal." * The International Journal of Meteorology, Peter Rogers (May 2011) *
'the thousands of colour photographs and illustrations of this coffee table style book are its standout feature...The Encyclopedia is well written with even difficult concepts...explained clearly...a stunning edition to any bookshelf and will keep young and older readers interested alike.' * Royal Naval Sailing Association (Summer 2011) *

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