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Hardcover Instant Guide to Weather (Instant Guides) Book

ISBN: 0517208334

ISBN13: 9780517208335

Instant Guide to Weather (Instant Guides)

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Book Overview

An Instant Guide to Weatheris an ideal compact identification guide to a subject which preoccupies and affects us all. From sunshine to snow, hurricanes to holes in the ozone layer, freak conditions to daily forecasting, this user-friendly guide covers the atmosphere, weather systems, clouds, winds, climate and other features of the weather in easy-to-understand terms. Detailed full-color illustrations with informative text and diagrams make it simple...

Customer Reviews

3 ratings

Check out the clouds. What does that symbol mean on the weather map.

This book shows you the different clouds, how to measure weather as you go along, and the pictures are wonderful examples of what you will see when you look up during the day.. what do they call that bunny shaped cloud... look in the book.

Chock full of info

I was a little unsure of the book because the description says it has illustrations instead of photographs, but these illustrations far exceeded my expectations. Because they are so good, they probably convey the information better than a photo because the conditions for the clouds can be exact. When it comes to the cloud section, you might not even notice that they are drawings at first. There is a lot of good information in this little book. It is divided into several sections: atmosphere, weather systems, clouds, precipitation, winds, optical and atmospheric phenomena, climate, and forecasting. When you look at the price, and if it is a topic you are interested, it is hard not to be please with it's purchase. It even has detailed information and a drawing of something called a Brockenspecter. I mean really, what more could you ask for from a little book under five dollars!

Very well illustrated!

The Instant Guide to Weather is one of the best beginning guides for amateur meteorologists. It can also come in handy for advanced weather watchers. Since cumulonimbus clouds are some of the most fascinating clouds to watch, an illustration of this cloud is included on the cover of the jacket. Now for the pinpoint details: The guide is quite concise and easy to use, especially for the beginning weather watcher. The pictures are beautiful, particularly the cumulus congestus and cumulonimbus ones. The authors should have drawn more pics of cumulus clouds. I feel must deduct one star for this detail, since the Audubon Guide has seven or more pictures of cumulus and cumulonimbus. However, this won't matter to one who has never seen the unabridged Audubon Field Guide. Don't bother wasting your money on this if you already own the full fledged Peterson, Audubon, or Simon and Schuster's guides to weather. It will make this Instant Guide look mediocre. Otherwise, purchase this to get started on your exciting weather trip! It will prove useful.
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