Cover image for Weather
Cosgrove, Brian, 1926-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Dorling Kindersley, [2000]

Physical Description:
62 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
Photographs and text depict different aspects of weather and how it is forecast.
General Note:
Includes index.

"DK Eyewitness books"--at head of title.
Reading Level:
1220 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 7.6 1.0 14299.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 7.1 6 Quiz: 18182 Guided reading level: NR.

Format :


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Material Type
Home Location
Clarence Library QC981.3 .C68 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Eggertsville-Snyder Library QC981.3 .C68 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Kenilworth Library QC981.3 .C68 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Riverside Branch Library QC981.3 .C68 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Full-color photographs. Find out the causes of thunder, lightning, hurricanes, and tornadoes; how clouds are formed and what each kind portends; and why weather forecasters are seldom 100 percent right. "The imaginative use of photographs helps to clarify many of the concepts." School Library Journal.  

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-8-- These series' entries feature attractive spreads filled with eye-catching illustrative materials and clear, concise writing. Invention surveys major areas of technology throughout history, with each spread showing the stages of development in one field (e.g., timekeeping, metalworking). Most captions include the approximate date of the invention pictured, but some years are not given, making it occasionally difficult to trace how each new step evolved. In Weather , the imaginative use of photographs helps to clarify many of the concepts. Reptile stands out because of the fascinating photographs, which are brilliantly lifelike and well chosen to demonstrate concepts discussed, educating readers in a way that words (or mediocre illustrations) cannot. The text is nicely balanced between straightforward factual data and intriguing bits of trivia, making the book useful both to browsers and report writers. Both gems and crystals are noted briefly in Symes's Rocks & Minerals (Knopf, 1988) from this series, but receive more expansive treatment (and all-new photographs) in the newer title. The dazzling, full-color photographs on uncluttered pages make it a visual treat. --Steven Engelfried, Pleasanton Library, CA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

The restless airp. 6
Natural signsp. 8
The science of weatherp. 10
Watching the weatherp. 12
Forecastingp. 14
The power of the sunp. 16
A sunny dayp. 18
Frost and icep. 20
Water in the airp. 22
The birth of a cloudp. 24
A cloudy dayp. 26
Clouds of all kindsp. 28
A rainy dayp. 30
Fronts and lowsp. 32
Thunder and lightningp. 36
Monsoonp. 38
A snowy dayp. 40
Windp. 42
Tropical stormsp. 44
Whirling windsp. 46
Fogs and mistsp. 48
A day of weatherp. 50
Mountain weatherp. 52
Weather on the plainsp. 54
Weather by the seap. 56
Colors in the skyp. 58
Our changing weatherp. 60
Home weather stationp. 62
Did you know?p. 64
Working with weatherp. 66
Extreme weatherp. 68
Glossaryp. 70
Indexp. 72

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