Atmosphere / Air
Air: and What We Associate with It-Science, Architecture, Design
- Author: Oliver Herwig, Axel Thallemer
- Publisher: Arnoldsche Art Publishers. 2008.
- ISBN: 9783897902145
- Annotation: The book asks the question of what air is and approaches answering it from two angles. First, through a scientific explanation of its chemical and physical elements, their properties and the effect they have on our immediate environment. Paralleling that, air is traced as a phenomenon dealt with in art, architecture and design, all of which perceive, represent and creatively use air as a medium in entirely different ways.
Air: The Nature of Atmosphere and the Climate
- Author: Michael Allaby
- Publisher: Facts on File. 1992.
- ISBN: 0816025258
- Annotation: One of "The Elements" books as defined by Aristotle in his four Elements--Air, Water, Fire and Earth, this volume combines a highly readable text with photographs and specially commissioned artwork to tell the scientific story of air for the non-scientist.
Atmosphere: A Scientific History of Air, Weather and Climate
- Author: Michael Allaby
- Publisher: Facts on File, Inc. 2009.
- ISBN: 9780816060986
- Annotation: Part of the Discovering the Earth series, Allaby's book gives basic information about the atmosphere in an easy-to-read and understand format.
- Author: Tim Herd
- Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc. 2007.
- ISBN: 9780810993976
- Annotation: Kaleidoscope Sky reveals the beauty and science behind earth's rarest, most unusual celestial phenomena. Herd explains the conditions that produce everyday phenomena as well as rarer sights including auroras, halos, mirages, arcs, and even moonbows. He also provides tips on the best ways to predict, locate, and observe these phenomena.
Lights in the Sky: Identifying and Understanding Astronomical and Meteorological Phenomena
- Author: Michael Maunder
- Publisher: Springer. 2007.
- ISBN: 9781846285622
- Annotation: The first part of this book is an identification guide, allowing quick (and structured) identification of known aerial phenomena, whether at night or during the day. The objects thus found are referenced to the second part of the book which gives a full description, physical explanation and, where relevant, notes on observing and photographing the various phenomena.
Majestic Lights: The Aurora in Science, History and the Arts
- Author: Robert H. Eather.
- Publisher: American Geophysical Union. 1981.
- ISBN: 0875902154
- Annotation: Eather explains how and why auroras occur in the atmosphere, and also discusses the myths, poetry and legends that have grown around this beautiful phenomenon.
An Ocean of Air: Why the Wind Blows and Other Mysteries of the Atmosphere
- Author: Gabrielle Walker
- Publisher: Harcourt Trade Publishers. 2008.
- ISBN: 9780156034142
- Annotation: In this book, Walker tells the stories of the people who studied the atmosphere: a flamboyant Renaissance Italian discovers how heavy air really is; a one-eyed barnstorming pilot finds a set of winds that constantly blow five miles above our heads; an impoverished American farmer figures out why hurricanes move in a circle by carving equations with his pitchfork on a barn door; a well-meaning inventor nearly destroys the ozone layer; a reclusive mathematical genius predicts, 30 years before he's proved right, that the sky contains a layer of floating metal fed by the glowing tails of shooting stars.
Rainbows, Halos and Glories
- Author: Robert Greenler
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press. 1990.
- ISBN: 0521388651
- Annotation: Greenler explains how the basic principles of reflection, refraction and dispersion create beautiful rainbows and other atmospheric optics when the right combination of sunlight, the atmosphere, water or ice occur. The beauty created by these scientific principles is clearly, simply and entertainingly explained, along with color and black and white illustrations.
The Science of Air: Concepts and Applications
- Author: Frank R. Spellman
- Publisher: CRC Press LLC. 2008.
- ISBN: 9781420075328
- Annotation: This book explores common themes of air resource utilization and air protection with a section on air pollution and remediation. It contains regulatory updates related to air quality and an update on pollution control technologies. In addition to the discussion of numerous mitigation and remediation procedures, this authoritative resource also includes an expanded section on the fundamentals of air chemistry and physics.
The Story of the Earth's Atmosphere
- Author: Douglas Archibald
- Publisher: D. Appleton and Co. (Kessinger Publishing, LLC.). 1903 (2008 reprint).
- ISBN: 9780548975725
- Annotation: A reprint of a classic meteorology text written in the late 1800's by a member of London's Royal Meteorological Society.