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

By Kevin Hile

Visible Ink Press, 9781578592210, 325pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2009

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Description

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.



About the Author

Kevin Hile is an author and editor who has contributed to books on a wide range of subjects. His articles have been included in titles such as "Animal Rights," "Cesar Chavez"," Dams and Levees"," "and" The Trial of Juveniles as Adults".""""He lives in Mason, Michigan.


Praise For The Handy Weather Answer Book (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