Weather for Dummies (Paperback)
Weather For Dummies is probably the best book written for a general audience about the subject. ―BILL GATES
Find out what's really going on when it seems like the sky is falling with Weather For Dummies
What exactly is happening when the wind blows, the clouds roll in, lightning flashes, and rain pours down? How do hurricanes whip into a frenzy, and where do tornadoes come from? Why do seasonal conditions sometimes vary so much from one year to the next? The inner workings of the weather can be a mystery, but Dummies can help. Packed with dozens of maps, charts, and stunning photographs of weather conditions, Weather For Dummies brings the science of meteorology down to earth, covering everything from weather basics to cloud types, seasonal differences, extreme weather events, climate change, and beyond.
You'll learn how to:
- Predict the weather and prepare a forecast
- Use common weather terminology like a pro
- Identify different types of clouds
- Spot weather conditions that can lead to storms, hurricanes, tornadoes, and monsoons
- Observe fun weather phenomena like lightning, rainbows, sundogs, and haloes
- Talk about what impact weather has on the global ecosystem
- Get a handle on smog, the greenhouse effect, global warming, and other climate issues
About the Author
John D. Cox is a professional science writer. He studied biological and physical sciences at Harvard and MIT, and served as a fellow of the Knight Science Journalism Fellowship Program at MIT.