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National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Weather (National Audubon Society Field Guides)

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Interest in our nation's weather patterns is rising -- as witnessed in the popularity of the Weather Channel -- and this guide is the most popular reference to every type of weather system, cloud formation, and atmospheric phenomenon common to North America. The 378 dramatic photographs capture cloud types, precipitation, storms, twisters, and optical phenomena such as the ...more
Paperback, 640 pages
Published October 15th 1991 by Knopf
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Erich Franz Linner-Guzmann

I had this book since I was a child and it has brought great joy throughout the years; well mainly when I was a youngster. This book and all the other field guides that Alfred A. Knopf published are fantastic, I own 4 myself and all are just as great as this one.
Matthew Sullivan
May 31, 2012 Matthew Sullivan rated it it was amazing
This book has been a constant companion of mine since 1995 when I was a teenager. It has seen the grey nimbostratus of Pittsburgh, the fleeting cirrus and cirrostratus clouds of the Mojave desert, the billowing cumulus and cumulostratus of the Eastern Shore, and hundreds of locations in between. It has survived floods, earthquakes, and several hurricanes with minimal damage. (Slight water damage from a flooded garage.)

I never fail to learn something new and fascinating every time I open this boo
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Diana
Jul 04, 2008 Diana rated it really liked it
For one summer in grade school, I ritualistically observed the weather every day. Rain gauge, barometer, camera to capture cloud formations, notebook to record it all. I made my own predictions. I compared them with the Farmer's Almanac and the Weather Channel. See how the book is baby blue? I wore baby blue shorts and a baby blue shirt when gathering data. This book was always in hand.

That copy was water damaged, but it's been recently replaced. I am still a little obsessive about the weather.
Simon Goetz
Aug 14, 2010 Simon Goetz rated it it was amazing
Written with scientific finesse and packaged with beautiful color plates and a durable plastic horizon-blue dust jacket, this book spells instant meteorological boner. Guaranteed. The section on orographic clouds is especially riveting.

I carry a copy of this book on my person at all times. You should too, if you have a person who is willing to carry it.

Sam
May 28, 2010 Sam rated it liked it
More of an impulse buy than anything, but it was useful while on field work in America, the photography is superb and the descriptions of each cloud type are well thought out and will make sense to amateurs and professionals alike
Mahria
Jun 24, 2011 Mahria rated it it was amazing
Who knew the Audubon Society had a weather field guide? So good! I want to have a bookshelf for all of the field guides. Chock full of cloud pictures, weather science and historic facts.
Erica
Dec 03, 2007 Erica rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: people who like watching the weather channel
I've enjoyed this book since I was a kid. It isn't exactly for the beginning meteorologist. If you don't understand whats going on in between then at least enjoy the pictures.
Naomi
Jan 13, 2009 Naomi rated it really liked it
Shelves: outdoors
I love the weather and my husband got this as a gift. It's nicely divided, easy to read, and has great pictures.
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Jun 01, 2007 Michael Shilling rated it it was amazing
Stare at the sky more. The weather is interesting.
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