Weather Architecture


Author: Jonathan Hill
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135746044
Category: Architecture
Page: 370
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Weather Architecture further extends Jonathan Hill’s investigation of authorship by recognising the creativity of the weather. At a time when environmental awareness is of growing relevance, the overriding aim is to understand a history of architecture as a history of weather and thus to consider the weather as an architectural author that affects design, construction and use in a creative dialogue with other authors such as the architect and user. Environmental discussions in architecture tend to focus on the practical or the poetic but here they are considered together. Rather than investigate architecture’s relations to the weather in isolation, they are integrated into a wider discussion of cultural and social influences on architecture. The analysis of weather’s effects on the design and experience of specific buildings and gardens is interwoven with a historical survey of changing attitudes to the weather in the arts, sciences and society, leading to a critical re-evaluation of contemporary responses to climate change.

Campbell's Weather Compendium


Author: Harry Campbell
Publisher: Pavilion Books
ISBN: 1910232602
Category: Humor
Page: 176
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The perfect companion to learning about the weather, no matter where you live or whether it is raining or sunny outside, an enlightening and entertaining miscellany of our planet’s most complex, diverse and powerful system -without which life simply would not exist.

The Seasons

A Celebration of the English Year
Author: Nick Groom
Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd
ISBN: 1782392068
Category: Nature
Page: 300
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Shortlisted for the Katharine Briggs Folklore Award and runner-up for Countryfile Book of the Year. For millennia, the passing seasons and their rhythms have marked our progress through the year. But what do they mean to us now that we lead increasingly atomised and urban lives and our weather becomes ever more unpredictable or extreme? In this splendidly rich and lyrical celebration of the English seasons, Nick Groom investigates the trove of strange folklore and often stranger fact they have accumulated over the centuries and shows how tradition and our links with nature still have a vital role to play in all our lives.

A Landscape of Architecture, History and Fiction


Author: Jonathan Hill
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317528581
Category: Architecture
Page: 230
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Architecture can be analogous to a history, a fiction, and a landscape. We expect a history or a novel to be written in words, but they can also be cast in concrete or seeded in soil. The catalyst to this tradition was the simultaneous and interdependent emergence in the eighteenth century of new art forms: the picturesque landscape, the analytical history, and the English novel. Each of them instigated a creative and questioning response to empiricism’s detailed investigation of subjective experience and the natural world, and together they stimulated a design practice and lyrical environmentalism that profoundly influenced subsequent centuries. Associating the changing natural world with journeys in self-understanding, and the design process with a visual and spatial autobiography, this book describes journeys between London and the North Sea in successive centuries, analysing an enduring and evolving tradition from the picturesque and romanticism to modernism. Creative architects have often looked to the past to understand the present and imagine the future. Twenty-first-century architects need to appreciate the shock of the old as well as the shock of the new.

Extraordinary Weather

Wonders of the Atmosphere from Dust Storms to Lightning Strikes
Author: Richard Hamblyn
Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.
ISBN: 144635623X
Category: Nature
Page: 144
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An incredible collection of truly breathtaking weather phenomena. Produced in association with the Met Office, the world's premier weather forecasting bureau, Extraordinary Weather unearths astonishing photographs and compelling satellite imagery that reveals the otherworldly, wayward and often ambiguous nature of the weather. From the beautiful snow rollers that can form on icy rooftops to the dramatic lightshow of volcanic lightning, these powerful images—accompanied by commentary from the award winning Richard Hamblyn—inform and explain the science behind the most extraordinary weather phenomena ever seen. Extraordinary Weather presents a beautiful and dramatic visual exhibition of the perpetually changing sky, bringing us closer to the natural world. Discover the world's altering climate and its affects all around us, explore weather events on a larger scale through powerful satellite imagery, and learn of unusual and out of the ordinary weather phenomena considered unbelievable until you have seen them with your own eyes. Acclaimed author Richard Hamblyn celebrates both impressive natural and man-made weather wonders from frost feathers created by rime ice to wingtip vortices formed by accelerating aircraft. The six themed chapters of the book explore storms and tempests, ice and snow, heat and drought, atmospherics, strange phenomena and man-made weather revealed through some of the most visually stunning and intriguing photographs and satellite images seen yet.

Climates of the British Isles

Present, Past and Future
Author: Elaine Barrow,Mike Hulme
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317973755
Category: Science
Page: 500
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Our understanding of climate and its role in human affairs has changed markedly over recent years, as have climate observation systems and modelling capabilities. Reliance on recent weather statistics to provide a guide for future climate is no longer viable. Evidence of human-induced climate change has placed climate high on political and the media agendas. Climates of the British Isles provides a comprehensive account of what we know about climate and changing climates at the end of the twentieth century. Integrating the historical and geographical dimensions of climate, the crucial link between past and future climatic conditions is examined through the geographical lens of the British Isles. Climates of past ages are reconstructed and full descriptions of present climate are illustrated by a wealth of graphs, maps and images. Important climate data sets are provided. Marking the twenty-fifth anniversary of the internationally acclaimed Climatic Research Unit, this book distils much of the leading research of present and recent members of the unit and presents an authoritative, accessible view of climatic change and prospects for the next millenium and beyond.

The Atlas of Breeding Birds in Britain and Ireland


Author: J.T.R. Sharrock
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408146967
Category: Science
Page: 704
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The Atlas plots the results of the survey organised by the BTO and the IWC during the yeats 1968-72. Over 250 maps show the distribution of 218 species.

Britain's Birds in ...


Author: Joint Nature Conservation Committee (Great Britain)
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Birds
Page: N.A
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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
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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.

B.T.O. News


Author: British Trust for Ornithology
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Bird watching
Page: N.A
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Mariners Weather Log


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Marine meteorology
Page: N.A
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November issue includes abridged index to yearly volume.

Coursemate for WJEC A GCSE Geography


Author: Catherine Brooks,Susan Taylor
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
ISBN: 9780748790807
Category: Geography
Page: 144
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The New Wider World Coursemate for WJEC A GCSE Geography provides summaries of key content and key ideas to support WJEC's 2001 Geography A specification.