Peterson First Guide to Clouds and Weather

Author: John A. Day
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0395906636
Release Date: 1991
Genre: Nature

This Peterson First guide contains easy-to-understand answers to questions about the weather, such as why the sky is blue, what makes it rain, and what causes rainbows. The book also features 116 color photographs that show how to identify clouds, with explanations of what each cloud type tells about the weather to come.

A Field Guide to the Atmosphere

Author: Vincent J. Schaefer
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0395976316
Release Date: 1998-11-01
Genre: Nature

Photographs show phenomena of the atmosphere, describing types of atmospheric particles, rainbows, clouds, and precipitation.

Peterson First Guide to Rocks and Minerals

Author: Frederick H. Pough
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0395935431
Release Date: 1998-08
Genre: Nature

Shows and identifies more than a hundred of the most common rocks and minerals, explains how rocks and crystals are formed, and looks at rock formations

The Cloud Collector s Handbook

Author: Gavin Pretor-Pinney
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452105189
Release Date: 2011-04-29
Genre: Nature

The perfect incentive for keeping your head in the clouds, The Cloud Collector's Handbook is a whimsical guide to the wonders of the sky. Throughout, author and cloud expert Gavin Pretor-Pinney catalogs a variety of clouds and gives readers points for spotting them and recording their finds. This fun and useful book features gorgeous full-color photographs that showcase a new type of cloud on every spread, from fluffy cumulus to the super rare horseshoe vortex to the wispy noctilucent clouds that hang at the fringes of space. Sure to be a hit with both aspiring and seasoned cloud gazers, this clever handbook will have everyone looking up.

Peterson First Guide to Birds of North America

Author: Roger Tory Peterson
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0395906660
Release Date: 1998-02
Genre: Nature

This abridgment focuses on the North American birds most likely to be seen and features an informative introduction, and illustrated descriptions

Peterson First Guide to Astronomy

Author: Jay M. Pasachoff
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0395935423
Release Date: 1998-08-15
Genre: Nature

A basic field guide for beginning observers of the night sky, introducing information on the locations, names, and characteristics of stars, constellations, and other bodies in outer space.

The Book of Clouds

Author: John A. Day
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 1402728131
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Nature

Clouds are simple enough, just a collection of ice crystals or water droplets visible to everyone. Yet they are a source of endless wonder. They appear in an infinite number of shapes and forms. Some are beautiful, some awe inspiring, and some, like the whirling funnel cloud, are terrifying. Clouds inspire artists, poets, songwriters. They have reminded astronauts, looking down from space, that Earth, a seemingly abstract orb, is a place of life and movement. those great swirls of white-as they change shape, swell, evaporate into wisps, disappear and come back, glow with sunlight or darken with rain-are a constant reminder of how dynamic our planet is.

Peterson First Guide to Urban Wildlife

Author: Sarah B. Landry
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 039593544X
Release Date: 1998-08
Genre: Nature

Presents the novice with information about the plants and animals--from poison ivy and cockroaches to crabgrass and mountain lions--that grow and live near humans

Extraordinary Clouds

Author: Richard Hamblyn
Publisher: David & Charles
ISBN: 0715332813
Release Date: 2009-06-26
Genre: Nature

You?ll find a selection of some of the most startling and unusual cloud formations, from uniform streaks of ?cloud streets? to the odd bulbous ?lenticularis? that are commonly mistaken for UFOs. Each amazing photograph will be accompanied by Hamblyn?s entertaining and informative explanation of how the cloud was formed and the conditions in which a similar one might occur. The images chosen use satellite photography as well as ground-based pictures and the collection demonstrates the most unexpected and seemingly impossible patterns that can be created by the natural cycles of weather.

The Met Office Pocket Cloud Book

Author: Richard Hamblyn
Publisher: David & Charles Publishers
ISBN: 0715337610
Release Date: 2010-05
Genre: Clouds

If you enjoy watching clouds and want to know more aboutcloud types and what they mean then this practical reference guide is for you.Beautifully illustrated with lovely images from the Met Office, this handypocket-sized book provides you with all the information you need to identifydifferent kinds of clouds and the kind of weather that may be on its way. Fullof useful information, this book provides: quick reference pages for rapid identification; a cloud classification chart and a guide to theunique cloud identification system; clear informative explanations from weatherexperts; asimple, easy-to-understand progression from low clouds to high stratus clouds,as well as covering unusual cloud phenomena; a detailed introduction onthe history of cloud classification and an introduction to the three principlecloud forms, with clear explanations of theatmospheric processes that create them. This is aninvaluable companion for the casual cloud-spotter and for all those fascinatedby the variety and beauty of clouds and cloud names. Take it with you on walksand have it handy in the garden so that you can enjoy sky-gazing every day. Thisbook is the ideal daytime partner for our book on the night sky - The Star Bookby Peter Grego.

Peterson First Guide to Insects of North America

Author: Christopher Leahy
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0395906644
Release Date: 1998-02
Genre: Nature

A practical field guide that features a special system designed to help indentify diverse species of insects

Peterson First Guide to Butterflies and Moths

Author: Paul A. Opler
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0395906652
Release Date: 1998-02
Genre: Nature

Describes and illustrates 183 butterflies and moths of North America, and includes advice on butterfly-watching and butterfly conservation

Peterson First Guide to Caterpillars of North America

Author: Amy Bartlett Wright
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0395911842
Release Date: 1998-05
Genre: Nature

Describes and illustrates 125 caterpillar species, together with an illustration of the adult butterfly, and includes advice on finding and raising caterpillars

An Observer s Guide to Clouds and Weather

Author: Toby Carlson
Publisher: Amer Meteorological Society
ISBN: 1935704583
Release Date: 2015-02-15
Genre: Nature

"A basic introduction to making weather predictions through understanding cloud types and sky formations"--Provided by publisher.