The weather's impact on our world is more apparent than ever, and the weather affects nearly everything that we do. But how is the weather forecast, and how do you read weather maps? Weather answers these questions and many more, helping you to understand what's happening in the sky. Highly illustrated with photographs, satellite images, and diagrams, this is the perfect introduction to our ever-changing weather. How to identify cloud types and other atmospheric phenomena How wind and weather systems move and develop Why weather differs from region to region Essential facts on storms, tornadoes, and hurricanes Published in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, America's foremost authority in history, science, and art.
(Illustrations are best viewed on a tablet.) An introductory guide to navigating your way around the night sky and identifying what you can see on any given night. Please note that this is the 2004 edition. Chart data is accurate to the end of 2009.
A country of huge scenic diversity, Peru is a birdwatcher's paradise and a popular tourist destination. It is home to about 1,800 different types of birds, from the mighty Andean Condor to a dazzling variety of jewel-like hummingbirds. Many birds can be seen in the capital city of Lima, with Vermilion Flycatchers in the parks and gardens, Canary-winged Parakeets in the streets, and Inca Terns and Peruvian Pelicans along the shoreline. Deep in the forests of the Amazon basin are birds of great variety and beauty: antpittas, trogons, manakins, motmots, and cocks-of-the-rock. This concise and easy-to-use guide features 252 of Peru's most interesting and spectacular birds, each illustrated in full color and with key information on identification, habitat, and distribution. Illustrated with clear color photography and brief but authoritative descriptions, the Pocket Photo Guides highlight the species of birds and animals from each region that the traveler is most likely to see, as well as those that are genuinely endemic (only to be seen in that country or region) or special rarities. The genuine pocket size allow the books to be carried around on trips and excursions and will take up minimal rucksack and suitcase space.
Author: Stephen J. Edberg
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 1994-10-06
If you are an amateur astronomer, and comets, asteroids, meteors, and the zodiacal light are your quarry, then this is the book for you. Comet observers can learn how to make visual estimates of brightness and size, and how to make photographic studies of cometary heads and tails. Asteroid hunters will find a "life list" of objects and guidelines on how to search for them and then how to photograph or electronically image them. Practical photographic and electronic methods for studying meteors and meteor showers are provided. Visual and photographic techniques show you how to examine the often elusive zodiacal light. The more adventurous are provided with advanced techniques on how to make successful astrometric, spectroscopic and electronic observations. David Levy is the author of The Sky: A User's Guide (CUP, 1991). Both authors have had asteroids named after them.