A to Z of Scientists in Weather and Climate
- Author: Don Rittner
- Publisher: Facts on File. 2003.
- ISBN: 9780816047970
- Annotation: 115 scientists from varied educational and economic backgrounds, many countries and different time periods are featured. Most entries are one to two pages long with basic biographical information and an explanation of how the person's work contributed to scientific understanding.
The American Weather Book
- Author: David M. Ludlum
- Publisher:American Meteorological Society. 1989.
- ISBN: 9780933876972
- Annotation: Discusses weather phenomena and extremes for the United States, including a monthly breakdown of typical weather patterns, records, myths, and historic weather events.
The AMS Weather Book: The Ultimate Guide to America's Weather
- Author: Jack Williams
- Publisher: University of Chicago Press. 2009.
- ISBN: 9780226898988
- Annotation: Copublished with the American Meteorological Society, the Weather Book explains the basics and science of weather in easy to understand language supplemented by color photos and graphics. People who deal with weather on a daily basis are also profiled, along with stories of how the weather has affected their lives. From cyclones to thunderstorms, wind to global climate patterns, forecasting to radar-all aspects of weather are covered.
The Cambridge Guide to the Weather
- Author: Ross Reynolds
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press. 2000.
- ISBN: 9780521774895
- Annotation: A practical guide to observing, measuring and understanding the weather, it also includes country-by-country climate guides and statistics, along with in-depth explanations of global weather patterns. Guidance in measuring and recording the weather plus handy tips on how to interpret weather signs are also included. With numerous color photographs and satellite images, the text is also illustrated with specially commissioned artwork, maps, charts and graphs.
Clouds in a Glass of Beer
- Author: Craig F. Bohren
- Publisher: John Wiley. 1987.
- ISBN: 0471624829
- Annotation: Many aspects of the weather and atmospheric physics are explained in clear, easy to understand, entertaining language. Directions for simple experiments are also given to help the reader both visualize and understand the principles explained. A second book by Bohren, What Light through Yonder Window Breaks?, offers more explanations and experiments to try.
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Weather
- Author: Mel Goldstein
- Publisher: Alpha Books, Penguin Group Inc. 2002.
- ISBN: 9780028643410
- Annotation: A good explanation of basic weather phenomena. Goldstein forecasts the weather on WTHN-TV New Haven/Hartford, writes a daily column, prepares the weather pages for several Connecticut newspapers, and possesses a Ph.D. in meteorology from the University of New York.
Encyclopedia of Weather and Climate
- Author: Michael Allaby, Richard Garratt
- Publisher: Facts on File. 2007.
- ISBN: 9780816063505
- Annotation: This two volume set features approximately 1,400 articles, many with photographs or line drawings, describing processes such as cloud formation, atmospheric phenomena such as rainbows, and some of the techniques and instruments used to study the atmosphere, as well as the units of measurement that scientists use. Appendices include coverage of individual tropical cyclones and storms, tornadoes, laws and international agreements, ocean currents, and biographical information on more than 100 people noted in weather and climate history.
The Facts on File Dictionary of Weather and Climate
- Author: Jacqueline Smith
- Publisher: Facts on File. 2006.
- ISBN: 9780816062966
- Annotation: This Dictionary has more than 2,000 cross-referenced entries, accompanied by 50 black and white illustrations, that offer easy to understand information on a range of weather and climate topics. From the simple to the complex, this dictionary clearly and concisely explains meteorological terms and concepts.
Glossary of Weather and Climate
- Author: Ira W. Geer, ed.
- Publisher: American Meteorological Society. 1996.
- ISBN: 9781878220196
- Annotation: A glossary of over 3,000 terms on weather and climate designed specifically for a general audience. The objective of the glossary is to provide a readily understandable reference for terms that are frequently used in discussions or descriptions of meteorological and climatological phenomena.
Guide to Weather: A Practical Guide to Observing, Measuring and Understanding the Weather
- Author: Ross Reynolds.
- Publisher: Firefly Books, Ltd. 2005.
- ISBN: 9781554071104
- Annotation: Written for all readers, this book explains how weather phenomena actually develop and how to predict them. The book also explores the validity of weather folklore. With more than 300 photographs, maps and artwork, Guide to Weather is a compact reference for travelers, meteorological hobbyists, students, farmers and anyone who wants a better understanding of the weather.
Introduction to Meteorology
- Author: Sverre Petterssen
- Publisher: Read Books. 1941 (2007).
- ISBN: 9781406718225
- Annotation: Basic information about the weather, climate and meteorology are set forth in a textbook written by one of the leading meteorologists of the 20th century.
Meditations at Sunset: A Scientist Looks at the Sky
- Author: James S. Trefil
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster. 1987.
- ISBN: 9780684187877
- Annotation: Trefil uses an aspect of the environment as a starting point for explaining scientific phenomena. Peering at the sunset, Trefil sees a chance to describe diffusion and refraction of light. Clouds trigger a discussion of wind shear, which causes airplane crashes. Explaining sunlight turns into a look at how quantum theory offers a consistent explanation for the behavior of atoms, molecules, and quarks.
Storms from the Sun: The Emerging Science of Space Weather
- Author: Michael J. Carlowicz, Ramon E. Lopez
- Publisher: National Academies Press. 2002.
- ISBN: 9780309078401
- Annotation: The book explores the emerging science of space weather and traces its increasing impact on a society that becomes more dependent on space-based technologies. The authors explain what space weather really means to us down here-and what it may mean for future explorations and colonization of distance worlds.
- Author: Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff
- Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Publishing, Inc. 2008.
- ISBN: 9780756636869
- Annotation: A good overview of all types of weather, from cloud patterns to violent storms, can be found in this comprehensive but portable volume. This book explains the science behind the weather, from how it works to how it's changing.
- Author: John Lynch
- Publisher: Firefly Books, Ltd. 2002.
- ISBN: 9781552976395
- Annotation: Explains the science of weather clearly and accessibly, illustrated throughout with color photographs and graphics. The book covers every global weather phenomenon, with an in-depth introduction and sections on wind, wet, cold and hot. The book is especially revealing on how humans interact with weather-how we've adapted to it, suffered from it, harnessed it, and, finally, how we may be inadvertently changing it. The final section, Change, is a look at the meaning of global climate change patterns.
Weather: A Visual Guide
- Author: Bruce Buckley, Edward J. Hopkins, Richard Whitaker
- Publisher: Firefly Books. 2008.
- ISBN: 9781554074303
- Annotation: An illustrated reference to weather and climate, it explores how weather works and its effect at both local and global levels, revealing the importance of climate in determining landscape, flora and fauna, and the overall quality of our lives. Colorful diagrams provide at-a-glance understanding about complex issues with explanations for interpreting weather signs and charts.
Weather for Dummies
- Author: John D. Cox
- Publisher: For Dummies. 2000.
- ISBN: 9780764552434
- Annotation: Featuring clear explanations, illustrations, and fun, easy experiments and activities, Weather for Dummies explains the ever-changing skies above. John D. Cox, a professional science writer, studied biological and physical sciences at Harvard and MIT.
The Weather Handbook
- Author: Alan Watts
- Publisher: Sheridan House. 1999.
- ISBN: 9781574090819
- Annotation: Watts explains in straightforward terms how to look at the sky and interpret what the clouds indicate about the coming weather. The book's many useful tips and rules-of-thumb, supplemented with color photos of clouds and illustrations of weather systems, are based on the latest meteorological advances as well as centuries-old weather lore.
The Weather Sourcebook: Your One-Stop Resource for Everything You Need to Feed Your Weather Habit
- Author: Ronald L. Wagner, Bill Adler, Jr.
- Publisher: DIANE Publishing Co. 2005.
- ISBN: 9780756795610
- Annotation: An indispensable source for everything you need to know, buy and see about the weather. Serious weather watchers will find direct sources for obtaining and learning about a wide range of weather prediction and tracking equipment. Learn how to build your own weather station, become a home weather forecaster, get trained as a spotter, find and join weather-watching clubs and organizations, and access weather information from national as well as international weather services and data centers.
The Weather Watcher's 3-Year Log Book (Royal Meteorological Society)
- Author: Editors of Frances Lincoln
- Publisher: Frances Lincoln. 2008.
- ISBN: 9780711227927
- Annotation: This handy log book allows weather watchers to record daily meteorological observations in as much or as little detail as they like. Weekly and monthly averages can be calculated and compared to the same period over a three-year span. Fascinating weather facts and photos are also included, along with extreme weather records and an explanation of weather forecasts.
- Author: Met Office Staff
- Publisher: David & Charles Publishers. 2007.
- ISBN: 9780715326404
- Annotation: A fascinating and beautiful collection of photographs, ranging from satellite images of developing fronts and global weather patterns, to ground-based photographs of cloud formations. Also included are optical phenomena such as rainbows, sun pillars and aurora borealis, and weather events such as lightning and tornadoes.