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Title:
The weather handbook
Author:
Watts, Alan, 1925-
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Edition:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
Dobbs Ferry, NY : Sheridan House, 1999.
Physical Description:
160 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 24 cm
Language:
English
Subject Term:

ISBN:
9781574090819
Format :
Book

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Status
Central Library QC981 .W33 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Summary

Alan Watts has written many best-selling books on the weather and is an acknowledged international authority on the subject.


Reviews 1

Choice Review

Watts's nicely illustrated pocket guide to forecasting uses simple rules and observations of the appearance of the sky. Its author, a former British meteorologist and yachtsman, writes clearly about how to identify cloud types and estimate wind directions. He then explains the workings of weather systems so that the reader may turn observations into a forecast using a few simple rules. In addition to these rules, the book gives a fairly complete discussion of weather systems and principles. Although clearly aimed at British readers, the principles apply to North American weather as well. This is not a "must have" book, but weather buffs will find it useful. North American readers may prefer Eric Sloane's books, e.g., Eric Sloane's Weather Book (1977); likewise, many outdoor stores sell pocket guides that convey similar information (although usually without the explanations offered by Watts). General. T. T. Arny; University of Massachusetts at Amherst


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