Weather: A Visual Guide (Visual Guides) (Paperback)

Weather: A Visual Guide (Visual Guides) By Bruce Buckley, Edward J. Hopkins, Richard Whitaker Cover Image

Weather: A Visual Guide (Visual Guides) (Paperback)


An introductory guide to understanding weather and its effect on our lives.

It is human nature to try to understand, predict and control the weather that affects crops, wildlife and even one's mood. The world's favorite topic of conversation is also the subject of increasing scientific study.

Weather: A Visual Guide explores how weather works and its effect at a local and global level, revealing the importance of climate in determining landscape, flora and fauna, and the overall quality of our lives. Using dramatic never-before-published aerial and satellite photography, this book provides information about a fascinating spectrum of natural phenomena, including:

  • Extreme weather such as tornadoes and hurricanes
  • Natural events that affect the weather
  • Forecasting and predicting weather
  • How weather affects life on Earth
  • Climate change.

Colorful diagrams provide at-a-glance understanding of complex issues, with explanations for interpreting weather signs and charts. Beautifully illustrated and clearly written, Weather: A Visual Guide simplifies a complex subject.

Bruce Buckley is a senior meteorologist who has worked in the Australian Bureau of Meteorology and as chief meteorologist on television for Australia's Weather Channel. Edward J. Hopkins is a lecturer in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at the University of Wisconsin and a weather education consultant with the American Meteorological Society. Richard Whitaker is a meteorological consultant who provides services to businesses, governments and educational organizations.
Product Details ISBN: 9781554074303
ISBN-10: 1554074304
Publisher: Firefly Books
Publication Date: August 15th, 2008
Pages: 304
Language: English
Series: Visual Guides