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Gem Weather [Paperback]

Storm Dunlop

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Book Description

Nov. 11 2004 0007190220 978-0007190225

A compact introduction to observing, predicting, and understanding the weather.

This handy little guide provides the perfect introduction to what is happening in the sky, come rain or shine. Different weather conditions are all illustrated, so you can look through the pictures to identify what you have seen, or if you know the type of cloud or phenomenon that interests you, Gem Weather will tell you much more about it. A helpful glossary explains any technical or scientific terms you may not be familiar with.
The book starts by teaching you how to recognise basic cloud types, and from there some of the variations you may encounter. Becoming familiar with these and understanding why they occur is a practical way to begin making your own weather predictions. Then winds, precipitation, other optical phenomena and weather fronts are all explained, providing all you need to know to understand satellite images and how the weather is forecast. Extreme and severe weather conditions, such as tornadoes and hurricanes, are finally included because they help to illustrate the range of weather events and explain some of the processes that occur in the atmosphere.
All weather conditions, clouds and optical phenomena are fully illustrated with colour photographs, and there are practical explanations of how the weather is forecast and how to read weather maps. This bestselling natural history gem is an ideal pocket reference for budding meteorologists, and an accessible introduction to the subject for beginners of all ages.

• Part of the new gem relaunch with stylish new cover design
• An informative and easy-to-use guide, with all technical terms explained for the absolute beginner


Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Collins (Nov. 11 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007190220
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007190225
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 7 x 10.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 141 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,639,835 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Storm is an author and translator, working mainly on material in the physical sciences and technology. With Collins he has published a number of highly successful titles including, Gem Weather, How to Identify Weather, Wild Guide Weather, How to Identify Night Sky, Wild Guide Night Sky, and Collins Star Finder Pack. His other works include the Oxford Dictionary of Weather (2001), which has been described as 'The definitive reference for all things meteorological'.

He speaks French and German fluently, reads three other languages and his own books on astronomy and meteorology have been translated into twenty languages. His Collins publications are regularly revised and updated to ensure that sky charts remain current.

A Fellow of both the Royal Astronomical Society and the Royal Meteorological Society, Storm is well recognised throughout the world as an authority in these fields. He is also a member of the International Astronomical Union, is visiting Research Fellow at the University of Sussex and is a past President of the British Astronomical Association. Storm was recently awarded the Gordon Manley Weather Prize for long-standing contributions to the journal Weather. He has given lectures and talks on all aspects of astronomy and meteorology, at various levels, to a wide range of groups and societies, including overseas.

His specific interests include observation and theory of variable stars, meteorology and meteorological photography, geology, and palaeontology. His hobbies include collecting books, photography, and looking after his two ex-track greyhounds.


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Amazon.com: 3.0 out of 5 stars  1 review
3.0 out of 5 stars Very basic 101 book and guide to learning about weather, but not enough information in this book! March 3 2014
By Daisy S - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Found this book helpful, however, instead this had just very basic info on the weather and LESS than I found in the National Weather Service eBooks (in PDF) online for free!
The main thing that I really liked are the color pictures in this book, which are of HD quality, but could be larger.
This is NOT the best weather book that I have found and for 3.00 in price, it is just a SO SO purchase.

If you are buying this for say a young person or student, this book may work for you. However, if you want more detailed information on weather, may I suggest that you look elsewhere.
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