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Canada's Weather: The Climate that Shapes a Nation [Hardcover]

Chris Clair
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Book Description

Oct. 2 2012

A comprehensive guide to weather phenomena in Canada.

Canada's Weather explores the fascinating science and history of Canada's weather from coast to coast to coast.

Written by the Weather Network's popular weekend man, Chris St. Clair, it's organized in four seasonal sections and by Canada's distinct weather regions: the West Coast, the North, the Prairies, Ontario and Quebec, and the Atlantic region.

A total of 46 scientific illustrations complement St. Clair's careful and basic explanations of the universal principles of weather, and there are 197 photographs that show the power and beauty of Canada's weather reality.

With a unique perspective, St. Clair gives the full forecast on Canada's meteorological state of affairs, including:

  • The progression of weather from east to west
  • Extreme weather events
  • Large-scale and small-scale weather events
  • How Canadians have turned the weather to their advantage
  • How geography and topography affect weather
  • Tools of weather watching, measurement and forecasting
  • Climate change
  • Facts, trivia, proverbs and quotes about weather.

Canada's Weather is a fascinating reference to Canadian weather phenomena for home, office or school.


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Wonderful photography... beautifully produced. (Leslie Cockburn Daily Gleaner Fredericton 2012-06-29)

A sure-fire winner... A great family-oriented book to help encourage younger readers to be inspired by the science of weather predicting and reporting. (Jodi DeLong Halifax Chronicle Herald 2012-01-00)

No one has more to say about the weather than St. Clair with his long-standing role on the Weather Network. (Terry Peters North Shore News 2012-11-21)

For general readers, St. Clair, a weather forecaster on The Weather Network, offers a guide to Canada's weather that explains why it occurs, how it works, and how it affects the country's residents. Along with many color illustrations and photos of phenomenon, he describes weather in the different seasons, forecasting, weather disasters in the country's history, and climate change. (SciTech Book News 2010-06-00)

When May brings both snowstorms and heat waves, it's no wonder the weather is a popular topic of conversation... As meteorologist Dave Phillips writes in the foreword, weather is "our national soap opera." This book helps you understand the plot. (Good Times 2010-08-31)

No one has more to say about the weather than Chris St. Clair with his long-standing role on the Weather Network. The book is filled with weather trivia...but there is more than just facts. St. Clair gives explanations of how weather systems work. Through illustrations and photographs, we gain understanding of how events like tornadoes are born. The four seasons are depicted across the country, showing the best and worst of the weather. There is a special section devoted to Canadian weather disasters. (Terry Peters North Shore News 2012-11-21)

The amazing coverage of topics, the photographs, diagrams and maps contribute to an entertaining and informative book. (Janet Groeneweg Lethbridge Herald 2013-08-24)

About the Author

Chris St. Clair is a popular weather forecaster at the Weather Network on cable TV.


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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome March 24 2014
By Rachel
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Fantastic book ! Nice photos and well written! Would recommend to anyone interested in Canadian Weather. Also the price is great - well worth it
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gift Feb. 5 2014
By Andrea
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Great book for a gift, its hard cover the pictures are great and the info is solid. My husband bought a copy for me one year and then this year I got one for my dad
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5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it! July 9 2013
By Nolrac
Format:Hardcover
Just bought this book recently at Costco. It is really a fine book about weather from a Canadian point of view.
The text is well written in a folksy manner but with clear science based information. The graphics are phenomenal and the pictures are superb. I highly recommend it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good read Jan. 7 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I gave this book as a gift, and when it arrived I found myself very interested in it. Lots of facts and the person who recieved it has told me they are very happy with the book and are enjoying it. Great for any age weather interested person.
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