Weatherman: 50 Years of Extreme Weather - Snow, Sleet, Drizzle, Drought and Much More (Hardback)John Kettley (author)
Hardback 160 Pages / Published: 30/09/2009
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This is a new book by the noted weather forecaster and media personality that skilfully blends autobiography with reflections on extreme weather. It features personal encounters and interviews with many famous names from the worlds of sport, politics and television. They include: Tony Blair; Alistair Campbell; Denis Howell (Minister for Drought!); Tim Henman; Brian Johnston; Mike Gatting; Dickie Bird; Des Lynham; Julian Wilson (BBC racing correspondent); Dick Francis (thriller writer and former jockey); Anne Robinson (The Weakest Link); Noel Edmonds; Les Dawson; Gordon Kaye (actor in 'Allo 'Allo); Angela Rippon; Michael Fish; and, Ian McAskill. This title provides major coverage of John Kettley's associations with sporting events - the Cheltenham Festival, Aintree Grand National and FA Cup Finals (especially those involving his beloved Burnley FC). It offers dramatic accounts of key weather disasters and disruptions: Atrocious winter of 1963; Snow Stops Play in cricket match at Buxton - June 1975; February 2009 - and London grinds to a halt in heaviest snowfall for years...and many more; views on climate change, renewable energy and the way forward; and, outstanding photographs throughout.
Publisher: Great Northern Books Ltd
Number of pages: 160
Dimensions: 248 x 190 x 16 mm
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