The Weather Wizard's Cloud Book

How You Can Forecast the Weather Accurately and Easily by Reading the Clouds

Author: Jim Duncan

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 9780912697109

Category: Nature

Page: 69

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Explains different types of clouds
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The Cloud Collector's Handbook

Author: Gavin Pretor-Pinney

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781452105185

Category: Nature

Page: 144

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The perfect incentive for keeping your head in the clouds, The Cloud Collector's Handbook is a whimsical guide to the wonders of the sky. Throughout, author and cloud expert Gavin Pretor-Pinney catalogs a variety of clouds and gives readers points for spotting them and recording their finds. This fun and useful book features gorgeous full-color photographs that showcase a new type of cloud on every spread, from fluffy cumulus to the super rare horseshoe vortex to the wispy noctilucent clouds that hang at the fringes of space. Sure to be a hit with both aspiring and seasoned cloud gazers, this clever handbook will have everyone looking up.
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Soft Computing

Author: N.A

Publisher: Allied Publishers

ISBN: 9788177646320

Category: Soft computing

Page: 610

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Instant Weather Forecasting

You Can Predict the Weather

Author: Alan Watts

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472935381

Category: Nature

Page: 64

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Instant Weather Forecasting has been a perennial bestseller since it was first published nearly 50 years ago. A brilliant concept, its winning formula of 24 clear colour photographs of cloud formations and their accompanying explanatory text enables the reader to read the sky, pick up the clues, and predict what the weather will do. This revised and updated 5th edition takes into account the new ways users can receive professional weather forecasts, factor them into their own cloud observations, and develop an even better understanding of how the weather will change. This bestselling gem of a book will continue to be invaluable to anyone participating in outdoor activities, from farming, gardening and walking to riding, golfing, flying, sailing, fishing - and of course holidaymakers.
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Guide to Weather Forecasting

All the Information You'll Need to Make Your Own Weather Forecast

Author: Storm Dunlop

Publisher: Firefly Books Ltd

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 176

View: 5492

Describes weather forecasting, including how different phenomena develop, how geography produces local weather patterns, and ways to make a forecast at home.
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Guide to Weather Forecasting

All the Information You'll Need to Make Your Own Weather Forecast

Author: Storm Dunlop

Publisher: Firefly Books Ltd

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 176

View: 6691

Describes weather forecasting, including how different phenomena develop, how geography produces local weather patterns, and ways to make a forecast at home.
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Extraordinary Clouds

Author: Richard Hamblyn

Publisher: David & Charles

ISBN: 9780715332818

Category: Nature

Page: 144

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You?ll find a selection of some of the most startling and unusual cloud formations, from uniform streaks of ?cloud streets? to the odd bulbous ?lenticularis? that are commonly mistaken for UFOs. Each amazing photograph will be accompanied by Hamblyn?s entertaining and informative explanation of how the cloud was formed and the conditions in which a similar one might occur. The images chosen use satellite photography as well as ground-based pictures and the collection demonstrates the most unexpected and seemingly impossible patterns that can be created by the natural cycles of weather.
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Peterson First Guide To Clouds And Weather

Author: John A. Day,Vincent J Schaefer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780613999977

Category: Nature

Page: 128

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Shows and identifies cloud formations and atmospheric phenomena, and answers questions about weather and the atmosphere
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The Cloud Book

Author: Richard Hamblyn

Publisher: David & Charles

ISBN: N.A

Category: Photography

Page: 157

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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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The Cloudspotter's Guide

The Science, History, and Culture of Clouds

Author: Gavin Pretor-Pinney

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780399533457

Category: Nature

Page: 320

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Features a study of clouds and captures the character of these natural phenomena while discussing the science behind the different types of clouds, what they mean in terms of climate and weather, and their history.
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The Weather Wizard's 5-Year Weather Diary

Author: Mary Hunt,Jim Duncan,Louis D Rubin Sr

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 9780945575856

Category: Nature

Page: 400

View: 8908

A handy, fact-filled way to track the weather year by year. Perfect for budding scientists or grown-up fishermen, gardeners, pilots, sailors, campers and weather buffs of all kinds. Full color. Wire-o-bound.
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The Book of Clouds

Author: John A. Day

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402728136

Category: Nature

Page: 205

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Clouds are simple enough, just a collection of ice crystals or water droplets visible to everyone. Yet they are a source of endless wonder. They appear in an infinite number of shapes and forms. Some are beautiful, some awe inspiring, and some, like the whirling funnel cloud, are terrifying. Clouds inspire artists, poets, songwriters. They have reminded astronauts, looking down from space, that Earth, a seemingly abstract orb, is a place of life and movement. those great swirls of white-as they change shape, swell, evaporate into wisps, disappear and come back, glow with sunlight or darken with rain-are a constant reminder of how dynamic our planet is.
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Superforecasting

The Art and Science of Prediction

Author: Philip E. Tetlock,Dan Gardner

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 080413670X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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A New York Times Bestseller An Economist Best Book of 2015 "The most important book on decision making since Daniel Kahneman's Thinking, Fast and Slow." —Jason Zweig, The Wall Street Journal Everyone would benefit from seeing further into the future, whether buying stocks, crafting policy, launching a new product, or simply planning the week’s meals. Unfortunately, people tend to be terrible forecasters. As Wharton professor Philip Tetlock showed in a landmark 2005 study, even experts’ predictions are only slightly better than chance. However, an important and underreported conclusion of that study was that some experts do have real foresight, and Tetlock has spent the past decade trying to figure out why. What makes some people so good? And can this talent be taught? In Superforecasting, Tetlock and coauthor Dan Gardner offer a masterwork on prediction, drawing on decades of research and the results of a massive, government-funded forecasting tournament. The Good Judgment Project involves tens of thousands of ordinary people—including a Brooklyn filmmaker, a retired pipe installer, and a former ballroom dancer—who set out to forecast global events. Some of the volunteers have turned out to be astonishingly good. They’ve beaten other benchmarks, competitors, and prediction markets. They’ve even beaten the collective judgment of intelligence analysts with access to classified information. They are "superforecasters." In this groundbreaking and accessible book, Tetlock and Gardner show us how we can learn from this elite group. Weaving together stories of forecasting successes (the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound) and failures (the Bay of Pigs) and interviews with a range of high-level decision makers, from David Petraeus to Robert Rubin, they show that good forecasting doesn’t require powerful computers or arcane methods. It involves gathering evidence from a variety of sources, thinking probabilistically, working in teams, keeping score, and being willing to admit error and change course. Superforecasting offers the first demonstrably effective way to improve our ability to predict the future—whether in business, finance, politics, international affairs, or daily life—and is destined to become a modern classic. From the Hardcover edition.
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Automate the Boring Stuff with Python

Practical Programming for Total Beginners

Author: Al Sweigart

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1593276850

Category: Computers

Page: 504

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If you’ve ever spent hours renaming files or updating hundreds of spreadsheet cells, you know how tedious tasks like these can be. But what if you could have your computer do them for you? In Automate the Boring Stuff with Python, you’ll learn how to use Python to write programs that do in minutes what would take you hours to do by hand—no prior programming experience required. Once you’ve mastered the basics of programming, you’ll create Python programs that effortlessly perform useful and impressive feats of automation to: –Search for text in a file or across multiple files –Create, update, move, and rename files and folders –Search the Web and download online content –Update and format data in Excel spreadsheets of any size –Split, merge, watermark, and encrypt PDFs –Send reminder emails and text notifications –Fill out online forms Step-by-step instructions walk you through each program, and practice projects at the end of each chapter challenge you to improve those programs and use your newfound skills to automate similar tasks. Don’t spend your time doing work a well-trained monkey could do. Even if you’ve never written a line of code, you can make your computer do the grunt work. Learn how in Automate the Boring Stuff with Python. Note: The programs in this book are written to run on Python 3.
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Reading the Clouds

Author: Oliver Perkins

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472960165

Category: Nature

Page: 128

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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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Sex in Your Garden

Author: Angela Overy

Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing

ISBN: 9781555913359

Category: Gardening

Page: 119

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This book takes a clear and concise peek at the reproductive processes of garden plants and their relationship to their various pollinators. Written with a flair for the humorous and a touch of the absurd, Sex in Your Garden is the perfect addition to any gardener's or botanist's bookshelf.
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