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Weather by Kristin Baird Rattini Look at the Sky... and tell the weather by Eric Sloane Eric Sloane's Weather Book by Eric Sloane
Weather by Kristin Baird Rattini

What causes thunder and lightning? How do different clouds form? What makes a tornado twist? Kids will discover the answers to these questions and more in this colorful, photo-packed book. In this inviting and entertaining format, kids will discover what causes the weather they experience every day. This level 1 reader from National Geographic Kids is written in an easy-to-grasp style to encourage the meteorologists of tomorrow!

32 pages
Color images
Look at the Sky... and tell the weather by Eric Sloane
A delightful blend of serious meteorology and beautiful illustrations, this informative book displays the many talents of Eric Sloane. A writer, landscape painter, weather forecaster, and authority on early American history, Sloane takes readers with him on a voyage of discovery as he traces a single air mass from the Canadian Rockies to northern New England. A vivid narrative and the author's own pen-and-ink sketches describe the progress of the air mass over America, and tell about its encounters with other elements of weather systems and with Americans from a variety of backgrounds.

89 pages
Black and white images
ISBN-13: 978-0-486-43385-1
Eric Sloane's Weather Book by Eric Sloane

"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.\

90 pages
Black and white images
ISBN-13: 978-0-486-44357-7

Weather of North America by Jack Williams The Children's Blizzard  by David Laskin Braving the Elements: The Stormy History of American Weather by David Laskin
Weather of North America by Jack Williams
This easy-to-use field guide provides the resource to understand the meteorological events that affect us every day. With illustrations and graphics for every topic, this is the go-to book for answers about weather reports and conditions on our increasingly turbulent planet.

178 pages
Color pages
ISBN: 978-1-4262-1786-9

The Children's Blizzard by David Laskin. The gripping true story of an epic prairie snowstorm that killed hundreds of newly arrived settlers and cast a shadow on the promise of the American frontier. January 12, 1888, began as an unseasonably warm morning across Nebraska, the Dakotas, and Minnesota, the weather so mild that children walked to school without coats and gloves. But that afternoon, without warning, the atmosphere suddenly, violently changed.The Children's Blizzard captures this pivotal moment in American history by tracing the stories of five families who were forever changed that day. David Laskin has produced a masterful portrait of a tragic crucible in the settlement of the American heartland. The P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

308 pages
ISBN: 9780060520762
Braving the Elements: The Stormy History of American Weather by David Laskin
Davis Laskin recounts the many dramatic moments in American weather history, from the "Little Ice Age" to Ben Franklin's invention of the lighting rod to the Great Blizzard of the 1930's to the worries about global warming. Packed with fresh insights and wonderful lore and trivia, Braving the Elements is unique and essential reading for anyone who's ever asked, "What's it like outside?"

241 pages
ISBN: 978-0-385-46956-2

The little Ice Age: How Climate Made History 1300-1850 The Great Warming: How Climate Change and The Rise and Fall of Civilizations by Brian Fagan
The Little Ice Age: How Climate Made History 1300-1850 by Brian Fagan.
The Little Ice Age tells the story of the turbulent, unpredictable and often very cold years of modern European history, how this altered climate affected historical events, and what it means for today's global warming. Building on research that has only recently confirmed that the world endured a 500-year cold snap, renowned archaeologist Brian Fagan shows how the increasing cold influenced familiar events from the Norse exploration to the settlement of North America to the Industrial Revolution. In viewing history through the lens of climate, The Little Ice Age brings together a huge range of sources, from the dates of long-ago wine harvests and the business records of the 14th century monasteries to the latest chemical analysis of ice cores. Fagan weaves this information into a story that will fascinate anyone interested in history, weather and how the two interact.

246 pages
ISBN: 978-0-465-02272-4
The Great Warming: How Climate Change and The Rise and Fall of Civilizations by Brian Fagan

In this New York times bestseller, Brian Fagan shows how climate, transformed and sometimes destroyed, human societies during the earth's last global warming phase.

From the 10th to 15th centuries the earth experienced a rise in surface temperature that changed climate worldwide. In some areas, including much of Western Europe, longer summers brought bountiful crops and population growth that led to cultural flowering. In others, drought shook long established societies, such as the Maya and the Indians of the American Southwest, whose monumental buildings were left deserted as elaborate social structure collapsed. Brian Fagan examines how subtle changes in the environment had far-reaching effects on human life, in a narrative that sweeps from the Artic ice cap to the Sahara to the Indian Ocean.

282 pages
ISBN: 978-1-59691-392-9