Weather For Dummies is probably the best book written for a general audience about the subject. ― BILL GATES Find out what's really going on when it seems like the sky is falling with Weather For Dummies What exactly is happening when the wind blows, the clouds roll in, lightning flashes, and rain pours down? How do hurricanes whip into a frenzy, and where do tornadoes come from? Why do seasonal conditions sometimes vary so much from one year to the next? The inner workings of the weather can be a mystery, but Dummies can help. Packed with dozens of maps, charts, and stunning photographs of weather conditions, Weather For Dummies brings the science of meteorology down to earth, covering everything from weather basics to cloud types, seasonal differences, extreme weather events, climate change, and beyond. You'll learn how to: Predict the weather and prepare a forecast Use common weather terminology like a pro Identify different types of clouds Spot weather conditions that can lead to storms, hurricanes, tornadoes, and monsoons Observe fun weather phenomena like lightning, rainbows, sundogs, and haloes Talk about what impact weather has on the global ecosystem Get a handle on smog, the greenhouse effect, global warming, and other climate issues Featuring clear explanations and fun and easy activities you can do at home, you'll be ready - rain or shine - for the ever-changing skies above with Weather For Dummies .
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Find out the secrets of forecasting the weather Look inside tornadoes, hurricanes, and blizzards Understand global warming Weather: A hot topic any time of year Are you fascinated by fog, thrilled by thunder, or baffled by blizzards? Discover how these and other meteorological events happen in this handy guide. Weather For Dummies explains the phenomenal forces behind jet streams, clouds, storms, El Niño, and everything else we refer to as weather. Including more than 100 photos, maps, and drawings, this book helps you evaluate and understand what's going on outside your window. You'll also find experiments and activities you can do at home to bring weather wonders to life before your eyes. Inside... Identify different cloud types Understand climate vs. weather Find out how hurricanes and tornadoes form Get the facts on wind, atmosphere, and temperature Avoid danger from severe weather Discover how rainbows, mirages, and sun beams appear