Author: Frank H. Forrester
Publisher: Courier Corporation
View: 851What causes the aurora? What are the trade winds? Over 1,000 questions with comprehensive answers cover all types of weather phenomena. This enlightening, entertaining, and well-illustrated text for anyone curious about nature features numerous diagrams and full-page illustrations. Topics include the atmosphere, climatology, storms, historical weather studies, and weather lore.
Author: Jeff Kinney
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
Category: Juvenile Fiction
View: 4034Greg ist sicher gelandet, doch der letzte Familienurlaub auf der Isla de Corales steckt ihm noch immer in den Knochen. Von exotischen Krabbeltieren und wackeligen Flugzeugen hat er erst mal die Nase voll. Trotzdem hat Greg keine Zeit zum Ausruhen, denn das nächste Abenteuer wartet schon - und mit ihm eine ganze Reihe neuer Katastrophen. Die Unglückszahl 13 lässt jedenfalls nichts Gutes vermuten für den armen Pechvogel Greg ...
Author: Tom Konvicka
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
View: 3662Covers principles of atmospheric science; explores such topics as science fair project ideas, weather maps and instruments, and safety rules; and lists activities for teachers to use to help students learn about the atmosphere.
Author: Ben Gelber
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
View: 7194The weather has always been a favorite topic of conversation. Undoubtedly, someone must have said to Noah, "I thought they said it was supposed to let up on Tuesday." Over a century ago, American essayist Charles Dudley Warner wrote in the HartfordCourant, "Everybody talks about the weather but nobody does anything about it." And now with the advent of the 24-hour Weather Channel and high-tech radar and satellite imagery, we have more information about the weather at our disposal than ever before. But what about weather in the past? Is the climate changing? Are the summers hotter now than ever before? Were winters colder when our grandparents were children? In The Pennsylvania Weather Book, meteorologist Ben Gelber provides the first comprehensive survey of 250 years of recorded weather in this state. He reports on noteworthy weather happenings by category (snowstorms, rainstorms, cold and heat waves, thunderstorms, and tropical storms) and places them in historical context. Throughout the book, Gelber clearly defines meteorological terms and explains what creates weather events. The book features appendices and tables containing useful references for average temperatures, precipitation, snowfall, and climate data. It also provides a brief history of the weather watchers who contributed to the state's meteorological records since the late eighteenth century. This volume will serve as a valuable resource for weather professionals, amateurs, and local enthusiasts alike.
Author: Manuel Ed. Vega,Louisiana State University Baton Rouge Robert V Rohli,Robert V. Rohli,Anthony J. Vega
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
View: 2309Louisiana Weather and Climate details the how and the who of annual and seasonal weather episodes seen in the state of Louisiana, including tropical depressions, tropical storms, hurricanes, severe thunderstorms, lightning, heavy rainfall, flooding, tornadoes, and economically devastating freezes. The frequency and variety of severe and extreme weather is higher than in most other regions of the country, making it exciting reading not only for students, but also for the general reader interested in weather and climate. This concise volume is written at a level accessible to all readers, including beginning students in meteorology and climatology courses. It explains the concepts without employing high levels of mathematical calculations or scientific discourse. It also addresses the effects that climate change is likely to have on Louisiana with examples related to rising sea levels, increased frequency and severity of storms, and much more. The text goes on to outline how these weather phenomena will affect the flora, fauna, and human population of the region.
Category: Literary Criticism
View: 6575This text and commentary is the first to take account of all the manuscripts and to place the work in its historical and scientific context, as well as the first to describe its manuscript tradition.
Author: Rozanne Lanczak Williams
Publisher: Creative Teaching Press
View: 4633Repetitive, predictable story lines and illustrations that match the text provide maximum support to the emergent reader. Engaging stories promote reading comprehension, and easy and fun activities on the inside back covers extend learning. Great for Reading First, Fluency, Vocabulary, Text Comprehension, and ESL/ELL!
How Man is Changing the Climate and what it Means for Life on Earth
Author: Tim Fridtjof Flannery
Publisher: Grove Press
View: 6307A history of climate change, how it will unfold over the next century, and what can be done to prevent a cataclysmic future includes specific suggestions for both lawmakers and individuals.
Author: Mannava VK Sivakumar,Raymond P. Motha
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
View: 1669Based on an International Workshop held in New Delhi, India, this work should be of interest to all organizations and agencies interested in improved risk management in agriculture. In many parts of the world, weather and climate are one of the biggest production risks and uncertainty factors impacting on agricultural systems performance and management. Both structural and non-structural measures can be used to reduce the impacts of the variability (including extremes) of climate resources on crop production.