The Met Office Book of the British Weather

Author: The Met Office

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780715336403

Category: Great Britain

Page: 160

View: 505

This is a unique and entertaining reference to the British weather presented in a series of colourful maps showing every aspect of national and local weather throughout the year.
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The Weather Handbook

Author: Alan Watts

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472905490

Category: Nature

Page: 160

View: 8945

The third edition of this bestselling book explains how to combine professional weather forecasts with information from websites and apps and self-assessment of the signs in the sky to arrive at a local forecast of coming weather.
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The Met Office Advises Caution

Author: Rebecca Watts

Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd

ISBN: 1784102733

Category: Poetry

Page: 72

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Rebecca Watts’s debut collection is a witty, warm-hearted guide to the English landscape, and a fresh take on nature poetry. In assured style, Watts positions herself where Wordsworth, Frost and Hughes have stood; with an original point of view and an openness to the possibilities of form, she retunes the genre for modern ears. From the wide-open plains of ecology and social history to the intimate enclosures of dreams, homes and bodies, these poems approach their often-unusual subjects with the clarity and matter-of-factness of Simon Armitage and with humour that recalls Stevie Smith, spinning memorable scenes and vivid images from the material of ordinary language. Animals, as familiars and omens, abound. Weather anticipates and directs human drama, under the analytic and tender watch of a poet influenced as much by science and realism as by Romanticism. As landscaper, orienteer and companion, Watts finds new ways of negotiating the complex territories of our physical and emotional worlds.
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The Met Office Pocket Cloud Book

Author: Richard Hamblyn

Publisher: David & Charles Publishers

ISBN: 9780715337615

Category: Clouds

Page: 128

View: 8067

If you enjoy watching clouds and want to know more aboutcloud types and what they mean then this practical reference guide is for you.Beautifully illustrated with lovely images from the Met Office, this handypocket-sized book provides you with all the information you need to identifydifferent kinds of clouds and the kind of weather that may be on its way. Fullof useful information, this book provides: quick reference pages for rapid identification; a cloud classification chart and a guide to theunique cloud identification system; clear informative explanations from weatherexperts; asimple, easy-to-understand progression from low clouds to high stratus clouds,as well as covering unusual cloud phenomena; a detailed introduction onthe history of cloud classification and an introduction to the three principlecloud forms, with clear explanations of theatmospheric processes that create them. This is aninvaluable companion for the casual cloud-spotter and for all those fascinatedby the variety and beauty of clouds and cloud names. Take it with you on walksand have it handy in the garden so that you can enjoy sky-gazing every day. Thisbook is the ideal daytime partner for our book on the night sky - The Star Bookby Peter Grego.
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Setting Up a Weather Station and Understanding the Weather

A Guide for the Aamateur Meteorologist

Author: Roger Brugge

Publisher: The Crowood Press

ISBN: 1785001620

Category: Nature

Page: 300

View: 9044

This fascinating and well-illustrated book, which is packed with valuable information and advice, provides a complete guide to observing, recording and understanding the weather and to setting up an amateur weather station. As the author explains, the advent of relatively modern electronic weather sensors means that weather observing is now within the reach of almost everybody. Moreover, thanks to computer software and the internet, it is easier than ever before to record and share with others your weather data and observations. The book considers why it is useful and interesting to set up a weather station and observe the weather, and outlines many different types of weather. It explains how to get started and describes the instruments that are available to the amateur meteorologist. It further demonstrates how good observations can be made using some simple instruments, or, in some instances, no instruments at all. It discusses clouds, snow, wind, optical phenomena, thunder dust, ash and hail and examines atmospheric pressure, precipitation, thermometer screens, air temperature and humidy, soil and surface temperatures and evaporation. It covers sunshine and solar radiation, and also local weather and climate and includes a valuable chapter on instrument and computer software suppliers. Essential reading for all those with an interest in observing and understanding the weather, and superbly illustrated with 132 colour photographs and 20 charts & graphs.
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The Weather of the Pacific Northwest

Author: Clifford Mass

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 0295998369

Category: Science

Page: 336

View: 5853

The Pacific Northwest experiences the most varied and fascinating weather in the United States, including world-record winter snows, the strongest non-tropical storms in the nation, and shifts from desert to rain forest in a matter of miles. Local weather features dominate the meteorological landscape, from the Puget Sound convergence zone and wind surges along the Washington Coast, to gap winds through the Columbia Gorge and the �Banana Belt� of southern Oregon. This book is the first comprehensive and authoritative guide to Northwest weather that is directed to the general reader; helpful to boaters, hikers, and skiers; and valuable to expert meteorologists. In The Weather of the Pacific Northwest, University of Washington atmospheric scientist and popular radio commentator Cliff Mass unravels the intricacies of Northwest weather, from the mundane to the mystifying. By examining our legendary floods, snowstorms, and windstorms, and a wide variety of local weather features, Mass answers such interesting questions as: o Why does the Northwest have localized rain shadows? o What is the origin of the hurricane force winds that often buffet the region? o Why does the Northwest have so few thunderstorms? o What is the origin of the Pineapple Express? o Why do ferryboats sometimes seem to float above the water's surface? o Why is it so hard to predict Northwest weather? Mass brings together eyewitness accounts, historical records, and meteorological science to explain Pacific Northwest weather. He also considers possible local effects of global warming. The final chapters guide readers in interpreting the Northwest sky and in securing weather information on their own.
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The Story of the British and Their Weather

Cloudy with a Chance of Rain

Author: Patrick Nobbs

Publisher: Amberley Pub Plc

ISBN: 9781445644523

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 5802

The British weather. Subject of endless complaint, small talk saviour of the British public, famously changeable. We all feel we know it well, as a largely benign and gentle backdrop to our lives. But how well do we really know it? The real story of British weather is in its history. The truth is, our weather has not only changed the course of our history and society dramatically, but even humanity itself. The extraordinary tale of Britain's weather and our relationship with it across the ages is told in this book. Recounting the greatest weather stories from the distant to the most recent past, it reveals a surprisingly frightening picture. Recent history alone includes a devastating tidal surge in 1953 that killed thousands around the North Sea coasts; bitter winter weather in 1962/3 and 1947 paralysed Britain economically, as did the dramatic water shortages caused by the 1975/6 drought. Whole communities have been wiped out in hours by devastating floods, while tornadoes, blizzards, gales, lightning and smog have all repeatedly caused death on a wide scale, even in the heart of London. And just as Icelandic volcanoes have shown more recently how ash can disrupt modern aircraft, so too have volcanoes influenced our weather catastrophically in the past, at one time sinking Napoleonic guns and shaping European politics, and at another almost ending humanity in its infancy. Well researched and divided up by weather type, this is a compelling read that clearly shows who is the real master of these islands and the ultimate controller of their destiny.
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The Weather Observer's Handbook

Author: Stephen Burt

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107026814

Category: Science

Page: 444

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Comprehensive, practical and independent guide to all aspects of making weather observations for both amateurs and professionals alike.
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History of the Meteorological Office

Author: Malcolm Walker

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139504487

Category: Science

Page: N.A

View: 7137

Malcolm Walker tells the story of the UK's national meteorological service from its formation in 1854 with a staff of four to its present position as a scientific and technological institution of national and international importance with a staff of nearly two thousand. The Met Office has long been at the forefront of research into atmospheric science and technology and is second to none in providing weather services to the general public and a wide range of customers around the world. The history of the Met Office is therefore largely a history of the development of international weather prediction research in general. In the modern era it is also at the forefront of the modelling of climate change. This volume will be of great interest to meteorologists, atmospheric scientists and historians of science, as well as amateur meteorologists and anyone interested generally in weather prediction.
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The Weather Experiment

The Pioneers Who Sought to See the Future

Author: Peter Moore

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374711275

Category: Science

Page: 416

View: 5705

A history of weather forecasting, and an animated portrait of the nineteenth-century pioneers who made it possible By the 1800s, a century of feverish discovery had launched the major branches of science. Physics, chemistry, biology, geology, and astronomy made the natural world explicable through experiment, observation, and categorization. And yet one scientific field remained in its infancy. Despite millennia of observation, mankind still had no understanding of the forces behind the weather. A century after the death of Newton, the laws that governed the heavens were entirely unknown, and weather forecasting was the stuff of folklore and superstition. Peter Moore's The Weather Experiment is the account of a group of naturalists, engineers, and artists who conquered the elements. It describes their travels and experiments, their breakthroughs and bankruptcies, with picaresque vigor. It takes readers from Irish bogs to a thunderstorm in Guanabara Bay to the basket of a hydrogen balloon 8,500 feet over Paris. And it captures the particular bent of mind—combining the Romantic love of Nature and the Enlightenment love of Reason—that allowed humanity to finally decipher the skies.
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Meteorology Manual

The Practical Guide to the Weather

Author: Storm Dunlop

Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK

ISBN: 9780857332721

Category: Science

Page: 172

View: 3795

Meteorology Manual follows a similar concept to the well-received Astronomy Manual, aiming to provide an easy-to-read introduction for newcomers to the subject, while providing a sufficient level of detail to prove useful to those who also have a basic understanding of the subject. This extensively illustrated book will follow the familiar Haynes Manual style, with down-to-earth text, supported by colour diagrams and photographs, including, where appropriate, step-by-step sequences of cloud and weather system formations. There is increasing interest in learning about how weather systems are formed, what causes variations in the weather, and how to study and predict the movement of weather systems to enable weather forecasting, all which can be found in this book.
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AngloMania

Tradition and Transgression in British Fashion

Author: Andrew Bolton

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 1588392066

Category: Fashion

Page: 160

View: 3751

Catalogus bij een tentoonstelling over typisch Engelse symbolen die terugkomen in hedendaagse Britse mode.
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The Story of the British and Their Weather

Cloudy with a Chance of Rain

Author: Patrick Nobbs

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445644614

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 4945

The British weather. Subject of endless complaint, small-talk saviour of the British public, famously changeable. We all feel we know it well, as a largely benign and gentle backdrop to our lives. But how well do we really know it? The real story of British weather is in its history. The truth is, our weather has changed not only the course of our history and society dramatically, but even humanity itself. The extraordinary tale of Britain's weather and our relationship with it across the ages is told in this book. Recounting the greatest weather stories from the distant to the most recent past, it reveals a surprisingly frightening picture. Recent history alone includes a devastating tidal surge in 1953 that killed thousands around the North Sea coasts; bitter winter weather in 1947 and 1962/63 paralysed Britain economically, as did the dramatic water shortages caused by the 1975-76 drought. Whole communities have been wiped out in hours by devastating floods, while tornadoes, blizzards, gales, lightning and smog have all repeatedly caused death on a wide scale, even in the heart of London. And just as Icelandic volcanoes have shown more recently how ash can disrupt modern aircraft, so too have volcanoes influenced our weather catastrophically in the past, at one time sinking Napoleonic guns and shaping European politics, and at another almost ending humanity in its infancy. Well researched and divided up by weather type, this is a compelling read that clearly shows who is the real master of these islands and the ultimate controller of their destiny.
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The Cloud Book

Author: Richard Hamblyn

Publisher: David & Charles

ISBN: N.A

Category: Photography

Page: 157

View: 9389

Presents a richly illustrated guide to the different types of clouds and other atmospheric phenomena in terms of their implications for the planet's weather, discusses the history of cloud classification, and offers stunning images from one of the world's premier weather forecasting bureaus. Original. 10,000 first printing.
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Turbulence

Author: Giles Foden

Publisher: Vintage Books

ISBN: 030747626X

Category: Fiction

Page: 315

View: 9580

Directed to forecast the weather to assist the planned Allied D-Day invasion, a reclusive pacifist who has devised a sophisticated new system and a young prodigy confront an unstable weather system that proves more threatening than realized.
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All about the Weather

Author: Bruce LaFontaine

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486430367

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 5188

Forty-four carefully researched illustrations and accompanying text describe tornadoes, hurricanes, fog, cloud types, wind patterns, ocean currents, and other phenomena.
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The Weather Book

Author: Jack Williams

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0679776656

Category: Nature

Page: 227

View: 5504

A guide to America's weather features full-color graphics from "USA Today" and discussions of hurricanes, blizzards, heat waves, cold fronts, tornadoes and draughts
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And Now, The Weather...

A celebration of our national obsession

Author: Alison Maloney

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473530989

Category: Nature

Page: 224

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Along with the fine art of queuing and proper tea, talking about the weather is the essence of Britishness. We’re all a little bit obsessed by it. Will it snow this Christmas? Was this year really the warmest on record? And where on earth did ‘raining cats and dogs’ come from? According to recent research, 94% of British people admit to having discussed the weather in the past six hours, while 38% say they have in the past 60 minutes. And Now, The Weather... is an almanac, a miscellany, and a celebration of our most famous obsession. Including beautiful illustrations, maps and line drawings, And Now, The Weather... is a perfect gift for the cloudspotter in your life. Features include: - The Lore of Weather – myths, legends and old wives tales about the weather. - Lost in Translation – Colloquial names for weather around the country, from Custard Winds to Mizzle. - Extreme Weather – Bizarre events in the history of British Weather including red rain and a downpour of frogs and fish. - Plus tables showing record breaking sunshine, wind speed, rainfall, heat etc.
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Reading the Clouds

Author: Oliver Perkins

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472960165

Category: Nature

Page: 128

View: 979

Wouldn't it be useful to be able to accurately predict the weather simply by reading the clouds? Well, with this book, you can! TV forecasts, online predictions and smartphone apps are all based on the same data – a number-crunched overview of how air pressure and temperature affect the weather across a large geographical area. But to get an idea of how the weather will develop for the precise spot where you're standing (or walking, sailing, golfing, fishing, etc) you don't need any equipment or a wifi connection – you just need to look up. This book will give you a broad understanding of why the clouds are symptoms of weather patterns, not causes. By reading these signs in the sky and referring to the explanatory colour photographs, you will discover exactly what those signs mean. An at-a-glance guide to the clouds for anyone anywhere in the world, on land or at sea, this book will enable you to predict the weather by recognising cloud types, shapes, colour and behaviour. It will be an invaluable companion for anyone who enjoys outdoor activities. 'Well researched - practical information in an easy to assimilate form' - Professor Richard Collier, former President of the Royal Meteorological Society 'So good that my Yachtmaster candidates would do well to read it. I learned something from this book. I bet you do too' - Tom Cunliffe, author of The Complete Day Skipper and The Complete Yachtmaster 'Absolutely brilliant; a must for anyone who does anything outside and for whom the weather might be important. Everyone, wherever they are in the world, will get something from this book' - Duncan Wells, author ofStress-Free Sailing and Stress-Free Motorboating
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The Complete Countryman

A User's Guide to Traditional Skills and Lost Crafts

Author: Alan Titchmarsh

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409070808

Category: History

Page: 312

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In this comprehensive and practical guide to the countryside, passionate and hugely knowledgeable countryman Alan Titchmarsh explores the heritage of rural Britain, its landscapes and wildlife, its traditions, customs and crafts. He'll look at the beauty of chalk downland, offer a checklist of British butterflies and where to find them and show how to make moth traps and wildlife ponds. He'll identify the best breeds of cattle for meat and milk, explain how best to look after a pig and the secrets of a successful small holding. From keeping chickens to dressing a stick, from dry-stone walling to creating a wild flower meadow, the essence of country life and the best places to encounter it will be identified in this celebration of the British countryside and its delights, skills and treasures. Lavishly illustrated, beautifully produced and information packed, The Complete Countryman will be an inspirational showcase for all that is best about rural Britain and will reconnect us with its wonderful wise ways.
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