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A study of weather patterns and clouds that occur in the Earth's temperate zones
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Grade 4-8-- Avid weather watchers will enjoy this discussion of the different cloud types, the weather patterns with which they are associated, and the climactic conditions they bring. After an explanation of air masses and the various kinds of fronts, McMillan devotes the remainder of the book to pictures of the clouds produced by different combinations of air masses throughout the year. The well-chosen black-and-white and color photographs, which mostly feature cloud formations and an occasional tree, are as important in conveying the information as the text. They add enormously to the book's attractiveness. There is far more information and detail presented than in dePaola's The Cloud Book (Holiday, 1975), which is for younger readers. A clear and coherent introduction to meteorology that will certainly encourage readers to do some forecasting of their own. --Margaret M. Hagel, Norfolk Public Library System, VA
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.
The effects of the simplest weather fronts and the clouds associated with them throughout the year. Warm and cold fronts are shown using the symbols made familiar by TV meteorologists; a handy cloud-classification chart shows the shape and height of common clouds. Each page includes a carefully selected photo of the sky and cloud cover, a vertical cross-section drawing of the clouds with their height in both feet and miles, and a line drawing showing the fronts. The photos were taken in an area of Maine called ``thunderstorm alley.'' An attractive, useful guide. Glossary; brief index. (Nonfiction. 10-12) -- Copyright ©1991, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
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Book Description Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1991. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0374382611
Book Description Farrar Straus Giroux, 1991. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0374382611