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Weather: The Ultimate Book of Meteorological Eventsby D. James Baker
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There are about 1,800 thunderstorms in progress over the earth's surface at any given time, and lightning strikes about 100 times each second ." --from Weather
Weather: The Ultimate Book of Meteorological Events is a compilation of some of the most spectacular weather photography and writing in the world. Adapted from over 20 years of material from the bestselling Weather Guide calendar, this comprehensive volume combines dozens of essays from more than 20 meteorology and climate change experts. And, in order to fully appreciate the weather's majestic beauty, more than 100 photographers have contributed their awe-inspiring images, expertly portraying some of the most dramatic weather events of the past two decades.
* U.S. and international monthly climactic data charts
* 365 days of weather trivia
* Significant events in meteorological history
Book News Annotation:
Printed in an oversized, horizontal format (13.75x10.5") that helps convey the awesome power of the storms, twisters, waterspouts, clouds, duststorms, and other weather phenomenon captured in the photos produced here in full-page plates, this volume contains lots of facts and information about weather phenomenon and events. 365 days of notable weather, a glossary of meteorological terms, and charts of US and international climate data conclude the book. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Adapted from more than 20 years of material from the bestselling "Weather Guide" calendar, this comprehensive volume combines dozens of essays from more than 20 meteorology and climate change experts with striking full-color photography.
About the Author
Accord Publishing is a Denver based publisher of fun and interactive children's books.Andrews McMeel Publishing is the nation's top calendar publisher, annually producing calendars based on many top-selling properties such as Dilbert™, Thomas Kinkade, and Mary Engelbreit, among other characters and titles, and selling more than 15 million calendars each year.
AMP is also a leading publisher of cookbook, humor, gift, and general nonfiction trade books with as many as 200 new titles published annually as well as children's books (Accord Publishing). Highlights from 2009 include New York Times best-sellers Cake Wrecks: When Professional Cakes Go Hilariously Wrong by Jen Yates; Stupid American History by Leland Gregory; Obama: Election 2008 by The Poynter Institute; and Accord's Bee & Me by Elle J. McGuinness and Heather Brown.
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