Weather: A Fully Illustrated, Authoritative and Easy-to-Use Guide (A Golden Guide from St. Martin's Press) 1st Edition
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Golden Guides first appeared in 1949 and quickly established themselves as authorities on subjects from Natural History to Science. Relaunched in 2000, Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press feature modern, new covers as part of a multi-year, million-dollar program to revise, update, and expand the complete line of guides for a new generation of students.
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+ Sections that cover: Storms, (even tornadoes), What makes the weather, Cloud Classifications (with descriptions and pictures of clouds), types of precipitation (rain, snow, ice, etc), Ice Storms, Hurricanes, Weather Forecasting, Barometers, Wind Speed, Beauford Wind Scale Chart (very helpful), Weather Maps and Radar, Make Your Forecast (this is my favorite section as he shows you how to predict weather using a weather map and doing a future motion of the front etc.).
+ This book is very easy to understand and is a wonderful reference book. This book I highly recommend to all!
Weather is complex and evolving. This Golden Guides on Weather is quite comprehensive, brief on the text, and provides great illustrations that speak volumes. The only way this book could be better is to make it an iBook with animations to show the process of weather.
I used it 40 years ago when I was in college. I highly recommend it.
I later bought maybe 6 or 12 more books on weather and clouds.
A friend of mine was always cursing weather forecasters as being stupid.
He had a lovely granddaughter in grade school with rumored near genius grades.
I told him about this book on weather for kids. I said I knew that he hated the entire subject of weather, but this was the first book I had ever read on the subject, and I indeed go back from time to time and reread it. It is short and easy to read and every page has an illustration or a picture and just a paragraph or two of text.
I told him it doesn't take much time to read, and if he didn't like it, he could give it to his granddaughter and she might make a good secondary school project on weather out of the book.
So, he took it.
Two months go by. He is silent on the stupidity of weather people. I finally ask him "Did you give the book to your granddaughter yet?" The answer was a somewhat gruff "Yes".
That was the end of the weatherman stupidity remarks.
I highly recommend this book.
Top international reviews
I suspect the climate change section was written by someone at the publishing house who didn't bother to ask a real scientist.