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The Weather Companion: An Album of Meteorological History, Science, and Folklore (Wiley Science Editions)

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Publisher Comments:

The Weather Companion An Album of Meteorological History, Science, Legend, and Folklore Throughout history, as farmer, sailor, hunter, and artist, humans have watched and worried about the weather. We have devised ways to observe it, to predict it, to protect ourselves from it, to take advantage of it. It plays a major role in the science and folklore of every culture. Gary Lockhart's The Weather Companion is a fascinating compendium of meteorological facts and fables, from ancient myths to the latest research, from the rain forests to the desert regions. You'll learn about the meteorology of Noah's flood; methods of forecasting; the behavior of weather cycles; weather predictors such as the thickness of corn husks, the height of saw grass, and the behavior of animals; weather prophets; and much more. Gary Lockhart reveals what makes rain ""smell,"" how natural barometers work, and the long history of weather fish, once kept to predict rain, and revived during China's Cultural Revolution. You'll even learn the best time to go fishing! Beautifully illustrated, captivating and original, The Weather Companion is a delightful experience for all ages. Your skies and sunsets will never be the same.

Book News Annotation:

An entertaining compendium for general readers. The bibliography, arranged by subject, cites some 200 references.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

For naturalists, sportsmen, gardeners and sky watchers of all ages, here is a compendium of fascinating weather lore and facts, from ancient myths to current research. 56 illustrations.

Synopsis:

A fascinating look at weather, including a wealth of unusual proverbial and naturalist lore. Makes the vagaries of the weather comprehensible, from the point of view of naturalists, and both modern and ancient meteorologists. Describes several ""natural barometers,"" and explains the basis of some old-time weather lore. Can one predict rain from the behavior of insects, birds, or other animals? Was there a Great Flood? The author addresses these and many other fascinating questions in entertaining, nontechnical language. Incorporates historical information based on records from past centuries to the present. Illustrated.

About the Author

Gary Lockhart is a chemist, process engineer, and weather hobbyist whose meteorological research has taken him to major university libraries all over the West.

Table of Contents

Weather Past.

Weather Tools.

Weather Phenomena.

Storm Warnings.

Weather and Wildlife.

Botanical Weather.

The Weather, You, and Me.

Bibliography.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780471620792
Subtitle:
An Album of Meteorological History, Science, and Folklore
Author:
Lockhart, Gary
Author:
Lockhart
Publisher:
Wiley
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Meteorology
Subject:
Science
Subject:
History
Subject:
Weather
Subject:
Weather -- Miscellanea.
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Meteorology & Climatology
Subject:
Meteorology -- Miscellanea.
Subject:
Nature Studies-General
Subject:
General & Introductory Earth Sciences
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Series:
Wiley Science Editions
Series Volume:
34
Publication Date:
October 1988
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9.25 x 7.5 in

Related Subjects

Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » General
Science and Mathematics » Physics » Meteorology

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"Synopsis" by ,
For naturalists, sportsmen, gardeners and sky watchers of all ages, here is a compendium of fascinating weather lore and facts, from ancient myths to current research. 56 illustrations.
"Synopsis" by ,
A fascinating look at weather, including a wealth of unusual proverbial and naturalist lore. Makes the vagaries of the weather comprehensible, from the point of view of naturalists, and both modern and ancient meteorologists. Describes several ""natural barometers,"" and explains the basis of some old-time weather lore. Can one predict rain from the behavior of insects, birds, or other animals? Was there a Great Flood? The author addresses these and many other fascinating questions in entertaining, nontechnical language. Incorporates historical information based on records from past centuries to the present. Illustrated.
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