For anyone who is dazzled by dramatic displays of wind, thunder, and lightning, Weather For Dummies is an indispensable guide to the basic science behind these phenomena. Explanations are given of the hottest weather topics including El Nino, global warming, and tornadoes. 8-page color insert. Photos & illustrations.
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The baffling turmoil of our ever-changing skies will seem much less baffling Keay Davidson, author, Carl Sagan: A Life Includes hot maps and cool photos of weather phenomena! Are you dazzled by dramatic displays of thunder and lightning -- and wonder why these forces of nature occur? This guide offers easy-to-understand explanations about meteorological concepts, from jet streams to tornadoes and El Niño. Inside, you'll find experiments and activities you can do at home, plus insight on smog, the greenhouse effect, and more! Discover how to: Identify cloud types Understand what causes tornadoes to form Avoid danger during severe weather Understand the global warming debate Get smart! www.dummies.com