From School Library Journal
YA-- A compendium of weather fact and folklore, from ancient weather myths to current research. Weather of the past, weather tools, weather phenomena, and weather predictions all help explain the lore and scientific facts of everyday weather experiences. Black-and-white line drawings are used in the extensive illustrations.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.
From the Publisher
A fascinating look at weather, including a wealth of unusual proverbial and naturalist lore. Makes the vagaries of the weather comprehensible, from the point of view of naturalists, and both modern and ancient meteorologists. Describes several ``natural barometers'', and explains the basis of some old-time weather lore. Can one predict rain from the behavior of insects, birds, or other animals? Was there a Great Flood? The author addresses these and many other fascinating questions in entertaining, nontechnical language. Incorporates historical information based on records from past centuries to the present. Illustrated.