One of the things Bill Evans enjoys the most is talking to young people about weather. Middle-schoolers in particular, Evans says, are deeply interested in the natural world and in weather.
It's Raining Fish and Spiders covers everything, from tornadoes and hurricanes to lightning and the different kinds of snowflakes. Evans addresses weather myths and facts, from "Can it really rain fish?" to "Will opening a window save my house during a tornado?"
Evans also tells his most exciting personal weather stories: flying with the Hurricane Hunters, riding pell-mell through Tornado Alley with storm chasers, and visiting the coldest place on Earth. The book includes simple weather experiments that can be performed at home without expensive equipment.
Extensively researched, fact-filled, and packed with charts, tables, illustrations, and amazing photographs, It's Raining Fish and Spiders is an entertaining and educational addition to the library of anyone interested in weather, science, and the natural world.
At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
|Publisher:||Tom Doherty Associates|
|File size:||16 MB|
|Note:||This product may take a few minutes to download.|
|Age Range:||10 - 14 Years|
About the Author
Bill Evans has won multiple Emmy Awards for his work as Senior Meteorologist for WABC, Channel 7. He has also been seen regularly on Good Morning America and can be heard nationally on the ABC Radio Network, Martha Stewart Living Radio, ESPN Radio, and in the New York metropolitan area on WPLJ. In addition to teaching adult classes on weather and forecasting, Evans speaks at dozens of elementary and middle schools every year, talking to students about weather and meteorology. It's Raining Fish and Spiders grew out of the keen interest of these students. Evans was recently awarded an honorary Doctorate in Letters of Humanity by Dowling College. He lives with his family in Connecticut.
Bill Evans is a multiple Emmy Award-winning, nationally-renowned senior meteorologist. He has appeared on Good Morning, America and Live with Regis and Kelly. Evans has received the Outstanding Meteorologist Award from the National Weather Service and has hosted the National Hurricane Conference. He is the author of books including Category 7, Dry Ice and Frozen Fire. Bill Evans and his family live in Connecticut.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
GREAT BOOK FUN TO READ AND LEARN ALL ABOUT WEATHER!
While Bill Evans wrote "It's Raining Fish and Spiders" to teach young people all about all kinds of weather and to foster their interest in deepening their knowledge of weather phenomena and in possibly -- hopefully -- pursuing meteorological careers, this book is a comprehensive weather encyclopedia in a single volume for anyone interested in learning more about weather. The book is filled with outstanding photos and illustrations, as well as weather experiments and projects you can try at home. Bill's easy-reading text includes a number of first-person accounts of experiences in blizzards, hurricanes, and tornados. Once you start reading this book, you'll have a tough time putting it down. "It's Raining Fish and Spiders" is a great reference book that belongs in every home, truly a fantastic weather book for children of all ages!
I love woods i trap and i cant wate to go to school and lern about wether.