Eric Sloane's Book of Storms
Hurricanes, Twisters and Squalls
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Put some punch into your lessons on weather! Or, just leave this book lying around to fascinate children and adults alike.
Eric Sloane brings his characteristic enthusiasm to bear on the subject of extreme weather events - and leaves every reader not only edified, but captivated with wonder that such things can be.
What triggers a tornado? What can you see in the eye of a hurricane? What is the difference between a thunderbolt and a thunderclap? Eric Sloane demonstrates why weather is something best understood by seeing it. His rich illustrations show weather in action with not a glimmer of a sunny day - cyclonic storms, whirlwinds, waterspounts, lightnigh bolts, and other fascinating, weather-related topics abound. More than 70 pages of drawings and diagrams bring the worst of weather alive in a most wonderful way.
Line-drawing illustrations by the author throughout
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Weather Almanac is a wonderful resource for those teaching the Meteorology block in the Waldorf curriculum (about Grade 6) or for eager students studying the same block. It's also a delightful book just to keep around and pick up from time to time -- there's always something more to be learned, and no end of interesting things to discover.
In addition to being an artist and folklorist, Eric Sloane was TV's first weatherman and an author whose books offer a rich combination of history, lore, and practical information. Weather Almanac combines Eric Sloane's Almanac and Weather Forecaster with Folklore of American Weather into a single volume filled with fascinating forecasting tips based on wind, clouds, the moon, and other natural phenomena. Sloane relates each month of the year to typical weather conditions, highlighting his observations with 135 nostalgic drawings.