Weather (DK Eyewitness Books Series)

Weather (DK Eyewitness Books Series)

by Brian Cosgrove

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Overview

From whirling tornadoes to freezing blizzards, weather is a constantly changing force that affects everything around us. Explore the history and elements that make up the environment around us in DK Eyewitness Books: Weather.

Superb color photographs of the sky in all kinds of weather conditions, together with specially built 3-D models, offer a unique and revealing view of weather, from calm summer days to the bitter storms of winter. Discover why deserts are dry, how clouds are born, what makes raindrops grow. Learn how to make your own forecast and how humans have learned to predict and use the weather to their advantage over the years.

Available for the first time in paperback, DK Eyewitness Books: Weather will take the reader into the skies to learn more about the storms, winds, and elements that make up the weather around us.

Each revised Eyewitness book retains the stunning artwork and photography from the groundbreaking original series, but the text has been reduced and reworked to speak more clearly to younger readers. Still on every colorful page: vibrant annotated photographs and the integrated text-and-pictures approach that makes Eyewitness a perennial favorite of parents, teachers, and school-age kids.

Awards:

8-time National Council for the Social Studies Award Winner

4-time Society for School Librarians International Social Studies Trade Book Award Winner

2-time Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Book Award Winner

A Parents' Choice Award Winner

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781465451804
Publisher: DK
Publication date: 06/14/2016
Series: DK Eyewitness Books Series
Pages: 72
Sales rank: 98,699
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Brian Cosgrove was a member of the Royal Air Force and was awarded the OBE for services to microlight aviation. His passion for flight led to a fascination with meteorology, and he was the author of several books on the subject, including Pilot's Weather, The World of Weather, and Eyewitness: Weather. He died in 2010.

Table of Contents

The restless air 6

Natural signs 8

The science of weather 10

Watching the weather 12

Forecasting 14

The Sun 16

A sunny day 18

Frost and ice 20

Wet air 22

The birth of a cloud 24

A cloudy day 26

Clouds of all kinds 28

A rainy day 30

Fronts and lows 32

Thunder and lightning 36

Monsoon 38

A snowy day 40

Wind 42

Tropical storms 44

Whirling winds 46

Fog 48

A day of weather 50

Mountains 52

On the plains 54

Coastal areas 56

Colors in the sky 58

Climate change 60

Home weather station 62

Did you know? 64

Weather power 66

Extreme weather 68

Glossary 70

Index 72

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Book too complicated for young readers.