If you have ever wanted to learn the how's and why's of weather, this is the book for you. You will understand everything you need to know about how storms form, highs and lows, jet stream, usa weather patterns, coriolis effect, thunderstorms, lightning, tornadoes, hurricanes, wind, and so on. This book is very easy to read and understand and has excellent graphics for helping you to see what is being written about. There are college courses that use this book as their textbook (DU Forecasting and Meteorology). I have used this book to help me in teaching 9th grade Meteorology.
Excellent Photos, Excellent Figures
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 17 years ago
First of all, let me say that I normally think of the U.S.A. Today newspaper as a cheap news sources that only should be read if desperate for reading material at the airport. With that said, I will say they do have excellent graphics for explaining weather events and that has transerred to this book. I teach a university weather/climate course and use the figures frequently, they are much better than any other text. Plus, they provide explanations that deviate from the jargon I had hammered into my head during my academic past.
A Great Base for Understanding Weather
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 22 years ago
A simply wonderful book to better understand (almost) all there is to know about weather. Large, clear graphics help illustrate some of the more difficult topics, occasional little weather tid bits thrown in for fun, and easy-to-read style makes this book a must have for anyone wanting to learn more about our atmosphere. I've even used this book to teach a "Weather for Non-Science Majors" college course.
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 23 years ago
A very exceptional book with regards to an introduction to weather and meteorology. Three dimensional drawings and plain language make understanding weather systems much more understandable. A great aid for weather chasers and pilots who want to understand more about the weather ;)
The best weather book for the layman ever written
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 24 years ago
Reading this book is a lot like watching a TV weather report. It is concise yet entertaining, and it is always accurate down to every detail. The colorful graphics and the easy to understand explanations make this book a winner. I constantly refer viewers that call me with questions about weather to this book. If you only buy one book in your life about weather, buy this one, you won't be disappointed!
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