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.

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."

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.

An age of barns

Author: Eric Sloane
Publisher:
ISBN: MINN:31951000033858H
Release Date: 1967
Genre: Architecture

Portrays how Americans lived in the past and shows how they reasoned and what their attitude toward life was--their personal aspirations and national purpose.

A Reverence for Wood

Author: Eric Sloane
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486433943
Release Date: 2004-02-18
Genre: History

This book underscores the important role that wood has played in the development of American life and culture. Covering such topics as the aesthetics of wood, wooden implements, and carpentry, Sloane remarks expansively and with affection on the resourcefulness of Early Americans in their use of this precious commodity.

The Seasons of America Past

Author: Eric Sloane
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486442204
Release Date: 2005-03
Genre: History

Seventy-five illustrations depict cider mills and presses, sleds, pumps, stump-pulling equipment, plows, and other elements of America's rural heritage. A section of old recipes and household hints adds additional color.

Skies and the Artist

Author: Eric Sloane
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486451022
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Art

Eric Sloane always asserted that "Drawing clouds and sky is an important part of art study," pointing out that nearly every great picture features sky space. With this intelligent and insightful primer, he sets out to help art students master the art of painting the heavens. One of the first books of its kind, Sloane's guide to drawing clouds and sunsets does much more than teach you how to draw. Before the sketching even begins, he describes various kinds of clouds — cumulus, stratus, cirrus, and other formations — and offers homespun techniques that add texture and realism to cloud illustrations. Also discussed and illustrated are skies as accessories and basic subject matter within a sketch, the shape and anatomy of clouds, moods and shadows in cloud formations, and incorporating clouds within a sunset.

A Museum of Early American Tools

Author: Eric Sloane
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486463032
Release Date: 2008
Genre: House & Home

This delightful evocation of simpler times and the tools that built America has always held a special place in the hearts of lovers of Americana and Yankee ingenuity. Now available in a handsome hardcover gift edition, this engaging, informative book features 184 of the author's inimitable drawings.

I Remember America

Author: Eric Sloane
Publisher: Smithmark Pub
ISBN: 0831749717
Release Date: 1987
Genre: Travel

Sloane's memories of and reflections on the old rural landscapes, roads, barns, covered bridges, privies, woodsheds, and other artifacts of a bygone Amerca are illustrated by his own paintings of representative examples

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.

The Little Red Schoolhouse

Author: Eric Sloane
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486139258
Release Date: 2012-11-13
Genre: History

Harkening back to a time when the three Rs stood for reading, 'riting, and religion, Sloane's sketchbook explores the history of early American schools. Includes marvelous illustrations of one-room New England schoolhouses, desks, and benches.

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.

Return to Taos

Author: Eric Sloane
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486447735
Release Date: 2006-04
Genre: History

In an extraordinary book that is also a rare autobiographical work, Eric Sloane shares his travel experiences during two trips he made from New York to his beloved Taos--in 1925 and again in 1960. The first time around, as a young man, he worked his way across America in a rickety Model T Ford, painting signs on bridges and barns to pay expenses. The story of that journey is recounted here by the revered "cracker-barrel philosopher" as he weaves his reminiscences in with an account of his journey to the New Mexican town 35 years later. Sloane offers his wry, heartfelt, and incisive reflections on America's rapidly changing landscapes and regional cultures, noting in both his charming commentary and his delightful pen-and-ink illustrations the roadside monuments he passed along the way: covered bridges in New Jersey, a "barn bridge" in Pennsylvania, early gas stations and grain elevators in the Midwest, panoramic views of the western landscape, and ultimately, views of Taos Pueblo, happily unchanged after more than a quarter of a century since the author's last visit. An immensely entertaining book, Return to Taos will delight anyone who enjoys reading about America's past and sees its artifacts as part of a vast repository of national treasures.

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.

Once Upon a Time

Author: Eric Sloane
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486444116
Release Date: 2005-08
Genre: History

This nostalgic text brims with gentle philosophies and descriptions of how we used to live — self-sufficiently — on land, in homes, and among things built by hand. The author's charming illustrations celebrate our heritage and the spirit that nurtured it, but also recall the vanished joys of America's pioneer past. 44 line illustrations.