Collins Need to Know? - Weather Watching

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9780007223008: Collins Need to Know? - Weather Watching

This one-stop practical guide will show you how to understand and recognise weather conditions – both normal and extreme. To make your progress easier, it comes in a handy format with colour photos and expert advice throughout.

This very practical beginner’s guide to weather watching offers a lot of valuable advice and insider tips on what to do in the event of a hurricane warning, how to predict unusual and extreme events, where to go to make the best observations for DIY forecasts and tips on recognising unusual and extreme events.

A general introduction covers the ice ages, old sayings for predicting the weather, the weather system and how it works and the make-up of the atmosphere. It also gives an overview of weather around the world – seasons and climates, including poles, tropics, sub-tropics, temperate, deserts and arid, semi-arid, Mediterranean, northern, montane and coastal regions.

Topics covered include: winds; clouds; precipitation; fog; extreme events; forecasting and prediction; mankind and the weather.

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Patrick Hook has previously spent months aboard ships studying the weather all over the world. He is a direct descendant of the famous 17th century inventor and all-round genius Robert Hooke, a contemporary and rival of Sir Isaac Newton, who counted meteorological research and discoveries among his many and varied accomplishments.
Hook holds a PhD in physics from the University of Exeter and as part of a related MBA he studied with members of the meteorological office.

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