Eric Sloane s Weather Book

Author: Eric Sloane
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486443577
Release Date: 2005-10-28
Genre: Nature

"Amateur weather forecasters (which includes just about everyone) will find this volume an informative and entertaining account of the why and how of the weather." — The Nation In simple language, Eric Sloane explains the whys and wherefores of weather and weather forecasting — and does it in a style that's universally appealing. With humor and common sense shining through in a book that's also lively and informative, Sloane shows readers how to predict the weather by "reading" such natural phenomena as winds, skies, and animal sounds. This beautifully illustrated and practical treasure trove of climate lore will enlighten outdoorsmen, farmers, sailors, and anyone else who has ever wondered what a large halo around the moon means, why birds "sit it out" before a storm, and whether or not to take an umbrella when leaving the house.

Look at the Sky and Tell the Weather

Author: Eric Sloane
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486433854
Release Date: 2004-03-01
Genre: Nature

Takes the reader on a voyage of discovery as the author traces a single mass of air traveling from the Canadian Rockies to the northeastern United States.

Weather Almanac

Author: Eric Sloane
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486491035
Release Date: 2013-07-17
Genre: Nature

This single-volume combination of Eric Sloane's Almanac and Weather Forecaster and Folklore of American Weather offers a fascinating source of forecasting tips based on wind, clouds, the moon, and other natural phenomena. Sloane relates each month to typical weather conditions, highlighting his observations with 135 drawings that form nostalgic evocations of old-time America.

For Spacious Skies

Author: Eric Sloane
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486450971
Release Date: 1978
Genre: Art

The finest "cloudscape" painter of his generation, Eric Sloane enjoyed traveling back in time to explore how early American farmers interpreted and embraced weather signs. Examining old records, he learned that most farmers kept daily weather reports, which they referred to year after year to help them decide when to plant, harvest, and perform other farm chores. Combining elements of meteorology and Americana, this book features dozens of Sloane's excellent black-and-white illustrations and sixteen splendid full-color paintings. They complement a text about American weather, and in particular, American skies--from Vermont's swirling clouds and Florida thunderheads to New Mexico cloudscapes and Maine fogs. "You can almost tell where you are by looking upward," he says. In this unique book, he explains why.

Eric Sloane s Book of Storms

Author: Eric Sloane
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486451008
Release Date: 2006-08-04
Genre: Nature

What triggers a tornado? What can you see in the eye of a hurricane? What's the difference between a thunderbolt and a thunderclap? Popular author and artist Eric Sloane proves why weather is something best understood by seeing it. His illustrated book shows weather "happening." In fact, there's not a sunny page in it—nothing but cyclonic storms, whirlwinds, waterspouts, lightning bolts, and other fascinating, weather-related topics. More than seventy pages of drawings and diagrams make the weather come alive in a book that examines everything from storm mechanisms and cold fronts to the birth of a thunderhead. A valuable resource for learning more about everyone's favorite topic for conversation and speculation, Eric Sloane—the "Weather Wizard"—has the countryman's simple and natural comprehension to give substance to his scientific and artistic insights. What especially distinguishes this volume from his other books on the subject is the focus on a detailed treatment of the more spectacular and destructive elements of weather phenomena. His belief is that if this book "gets one to look upward more often, it will have accomplished a purpose."

I Remember America

Author: Eric Sloane
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: PSU:000018753738
Release Date: 1971
Genre: United States

This book contains paintings of America from 1920 to 1970.

The Cracker Barrel

Author: Eric Sloane
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486441016
Release Date: 2005-02
Genre: History

With words both wise and droll — along with his inimitable line drawings — Sloane re-creates the flavor of the country store in all its delightful moods: as a meetinghouse, a public forum, and an entertainment center. Sage opinions on everything from the American necktie, almanacs, and capitalism to "the good old days." 55 illustrations.

American Barns and Covered Bridges

Author: Eric Sloane
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486425610
Release Date: 2003-01
Genre: Art

This lovingly written book presents reliable records of such vanishing forms of architecture as the American barn and covered bridge. Delightful anecdotes accompany accurate line drawings of barns attached to houses, an "open" log barn in Virginia, a "top hat" barn in North Carolina, and more. Over 75 black-and-white illustrations.

Eric Sloane s America

Author: Michael Wigley
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486465258
Release Date: 2009-08-21
Genre: Art

Eric Sloane's evocative oils of America's landscape and material culture shimmer with immense historical and nostalgic appeal. This original hardcover collection gathers nearly a hundred of his finest paintings, with subjects ranging from New England to the American Southwest.

Codename Rook

Author: Daniel O'Malley
Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 9783641234270
Release Date: 2018-10-15
Genre: Fiction

Die coolste, liebenswerteste und witzigste Heldin der Urban Fantasy. »Der Körper, in dem Du steckst, hat einmal mir gehört.« Das ist sicherlich nicht das erste, was man lesen möchte, nachdem man aus einer tiefen Bewusstlosigkeit erwacht. Erst recht nicht, wenn man von Leichen umgeben ist und jede Erinnerung verloren hat. Doch Myfanwy Thomas findet sich in genau dieser Situation wieder, und ihr bleibt kaum eine andere Möglichkeit, als den Anweisungen der mysteriösen Briefschreiberin zu folgen. Aber kann sie ihr trauen? Ist Myfanwy wirklich ein Rook, eine ranghohe Agentin, die Großbritannien gegen übernatürliche Bedrohungen verteidigt? Sie wird es herausfinden ...