Peterson First Guide to Clouds and Weather (Paperback)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 9780395906637, 128pp.
Publication Date: February 20, 1998
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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.
About the Author
Vincent Joseph Schaefer (1906-1993) was an American chemist and meteorologist who developed cloud seeding. As a researcher at the General Electric Research Laboratory in Schenectady, Schaefer modified clouds in the Berkshire Mountains by seeding them with dry ice. Despite being self-taught and never finishing high school, he was issued 14 patents.
ROGER TORY PETERSON, one of the world’s greatest naturalists, received every major award for ornithology, natural science, and conservation as well as numerous honorary degrees, medals, and citations, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Peterson Identification System has been called the greatest invention since binoculars.