The Handy Weather Answer Book (Handy Answer Books) (Paperback)

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The Handy Weather Answer Book (Handy Answer Books) (Paperback)

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Fully updated with the latest advances in meteorology as well as an additional section on climate change, this comprehensive reference addresses all aspects of weather in an accessible questionandanswer format. All the basic elements of weather are discussed, as are all types of weather phenomena and the science of forecasting. In addition, the relationships between weather and oceanography, geology, and space science are expertly covered. Included are more than 1,000 questions and answers such as, Has a hurricane ever struck southern California? Could our oceans have originated in space? and What is bioclimatology? This resource is an ideal reference for students, teachers, and amateur meteorologists.

Kevin S. Hile is a California-based author and editor who has written books on a wide range of subjects. He wrote Visible Ink Press' The Handy California Answer Book and The Handy Weather Answer Book, and as an editor, he has worked with Visible Ink on a variety of history and science-related books, including The Handy Anatomy Answer Book, The Handy History Answer Book, The Handy Physics Answer Book, and The Handy Science Answer Book.
Product Details ISBN: 9781578592210
ISBN-10: 1578592216
Publisher: Visible Ink Press
Publication Date: August 1st, 2009
Pages: 336
Language: English
Series: Handy Answer Books

"[A]n attractive Q&A volume on weather in 11 chapters, illustrated with crisp color photos; large, easy-to-read text; and keywords in questions in bold font."  Library Journal

"Designed to stimulate further reading . . . Readers from the junior high level and up will find this book enjoyable." The Science Teacher

"Well written at a level that is enjoyable to everyone. I highly recommend this book to any lay reader, weather watcher or atmospheric professional." The Weather Doctor

"Updated to include the latest advances in meteorology and climate change, a comprehensive reference covers all of the basic elements of weather and weather phenomena as well as the science of forecasting, in a guide that also evaluates the relationships between weather and oceanography, geology, and space science."  Forecast magazine



"Extremely knowledgeable about all types of weather phenomena."  The Next Door Neighbor

"For anyone curious about the subtle nuances of the weather, The Handy Weather Answer Book is a top pick."  Midwest Book Review



"This fully updated primer on all things related to weather includes the latest advances in meteorology as well as an additional section on climate change. It addresses all aspects of weather in an accessible question-and-answer format."  Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society



"This entertaining work is a collection more than 1,000 questions and answers on weather written in nontechnical language for the general reader."  American Reference Books Annual