Peterson First Guide to Clouds and Weather


Author: John A. Day,Vincent J. Schaefer,Roger Tory Peterson
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395906637
Category: Nature
Page: 128
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This Peterson First guide contains easy-to-understand answers to questions about the weather, such as why the sky is blue, what makes it rain, and what causes rainbows. The book also features 116 color photographs that show how to identify clouds, with explanations of what each cloud type tells about the weather to come.

A Field Guide to the Atmosphere


Author: Vincent J. Schaefer,John A. Day,Jay Pasachoff
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395976319
Category: Nature
Page: 384
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Photographs show phenomena of the atmosphere, describing types of atmospheric particles, rainbows, clouds, and precipitation.

Peterson First Guide to Rocks and Minerals


Author: Frederick H. Pough
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395935439
Category: Nature
Page: 128
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Shows and identifies more than a hundred of the most common rocks and minerals, explains how rocks and crystals are formed, and looks at rock formations

Peterson First Guide to Astronomy


Author: Jay M. Pasachoff,Roger Tory Peterson,Wil Tirion,Robin Brickman
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395935422
Category: Nature
Page: 128
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A basic field guide for beginning observers of the night sky, introducing information on the locations, names, and characteristics of stars, constellations, and other bodies in outer space.

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.

Peterson First Guide to Birds of North America


Author: Roger Tory Peterson
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395906668
Category: Nature
Page: 128
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This abridgment focuses on the North American birds most likely to be seen and features an informative introduction, and illustrated descriptions

Peterson First Guide to Urban Wildlife


Author: Sarah B. Landry
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395935446
Category: Nature
Page: 128
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Presents the novice with information about the plants and animals--from poison ivy and cockroaches to crabgrass and mountain lions--that grow and live near humans

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.

Peterson First Guide to Butterflies and Moths


Author: Paul A. Opler
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395906651
Category: Nature
Page: 128
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Describes and illustrates 183 butterflies and moths of North America, and includes advice on butterfly-watching and butterfly conservation

Peterson First Guide to Caterpillars of North America


Author: Amy Bartlett Wright,Roger Tory Peterson
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395911846
Category: Nature
Page: 128
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Describes and illustrates 125 caterpillar species, together with an illustration of the adult butterfly, and includes advice on finding and raising caterpillars

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.

The Met Office Pocket Cloud Book


Author: Richard Hamblyn
Publisher: David & Charles Publishers
ISBN: 9780715337615
Category: Clouds
Page: 128
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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.

An Observer's Guide to Clouds and Weather

A Northeastern Primer on Prediction
Author: Toby Carlson,Paul Knight,Celia Wyckoff
Publisher: Amer Meteorological Society
ISBN: 9781935704584
Category: Nature
Page: 224
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"A basic introduction to making weather predictions through understanding cloud types and sky formations"--Provided by publisher.

Peterson First Guide to Trees


Author: George A. Petrides,Roger Tory Peterson
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395911839
Category: Nature
Page: 128
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Offers the beginning naturalist a survey of 243 common trees from across the United States and Canada, grouped into six categories according to leaf type and arrangement

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.

Clouds and Storms


Author: David McWilliams Ludlum,Ronald L. Holle,Richard A. Keen
Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
ISBN: 9780679779995
Category: Nature
Page: 192
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Describes the different kinds of clouds and storms and explains how they are formed, what they mean, and how they affect weather patterns.

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.

The Weather Book


Author: Jack Williams
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0679776656
Category: Nature
Page: 227
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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