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Williams, Jack

The Weather Book

€ 29.95

The definitive guide to American weather provides the latest information on computer forecasting, explanations on how events in space affect Earth`s weather, reasons for our increasingly wild weather, coverage of recent hurricanes, and more. Original. 75,000 first printing.


Taal / Language : English

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Foreword vii(2)
Introduction ix
1 USA`s wild weather: Heat, cold, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods -- the world`s wildest weather
1(12)
2 How the sun causes weather: Where the sun shines starts all weather
13(18)
3 Why the winds blow: Air pressure differences put our weather on the move
31(16)
4 Storms, fronts: The battleground of weather
47(16)
5 What makes rain? Clouds, fog, rain, snow and sleet occur as water changes its form
63(20)
6 Floods, droughts: The extremes of the Earth`s natural water cycle
83(14)
7 Snow and ice: An ordinary winter storm can turn into rain or a monster blizzard
97(18)
8 Thunderstorms and tornadoes: They are among nature`s most destructive forces
115(24)
9 Hurricanes: Winds can top 150 mph, but the big danger is the storm surge
139(24)
10 Sky watching: Clouds, rainbows, halos and contrails
163(18)
11 How to predict the weather: How forecasts are made and how accurate they are
181(16)
12 The future of Earth: Greenhouse effect and loss of ozone could be bringing bigger changes
197(22)
13 State-by-state records: Hottest, coldest, wettest and major weather events
219(3)
Glossary 222(4)
Index 226
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Paperback / softback
240 pagina's
Januari 1997
771 gram
286 x 216 x 13 mm
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