Restless Skies: The Ultimate Weather Book

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Really attractive! Great pictures and illustrations-lots of great weather and climate information."--Willard Scott, Today Show weather reporter

"Paul uses his 25 years...as a meteorologist to let readers explore the why and hows of weather...a fascinating look at the forces that influence our lives every day."--Mike Seidel, Weather Channel meteorologist

Improved technology is teaching us more about the weather all the time, and with new knowledge comes new concerns and confusion. Is global warming real? Where is Tornado Alley? And just what are GOES satellites and NEXRAD Doppler? Meteorologist Paul Douglas provides the answers to all these questions and more, along with vivid and fascinating illustrations, photos, trivia, and graphics. Find out what a difference a degree makes; as well as information about El Niño, the 15 worst storms of the century, and how to protect yourself against the worst that the weather can bring. From the distinctions between a weather warning, watch, and advisory to the definition of an F-5 tornado, it has all the essentials, clearly explained.

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Meteorologist Douglas informs Twin Cities TV viewers about local weather, and his eclectic volume on the subject holds together by emphasizing safety strategies for use in dangerous weather. Definitely a trait qualifying the work for library use, the safety angle is focused on the U.S and packed with a compendium of historical information about disasters. He also contributes his perspective as the weatherman, who seems to authoritatively predict the future, by stressing that forecasting is more an art than a science. Douglas devotes a good portion of the text to the technology on which forecasting relies, explaining the collection of data from radar and satellites, and their crunching by computer models. Packaged with copious imagery, Douglas' advice is a comforting source for readers wanting to prepare for the next thunderstorm, tornado, or hurricane. Gilbert Taylor
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“Paul uses his 25 years...as a meteorologist to let readers explore the why and how of weather.” —Mike Seidel, Weather Channel meteorologist

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