Did you know that, on average, a drop of water spends an average of one week in the atmosphere before falling back down to Earth in the form of rain, sleet, hail or snow? Or that rain isn’t just water?... Read moreRead less
Did you know that, on average, a drop of water spends an average of one week in the atmosphere before falling back down to Earth in the form of rain, sleet, hail or snow? Or that rain isn’t just water? It can have all sorts of things in it, such as dirt or pollen.
As for snowflakes, you don’t just need an ice crystal to make one but a speck of dust, too, around which the ice crystal forms. And it can take an hour for a snowflake, growing all the time, to fall to earth.
Weather offers a photographic view of some of the most spectacular aspects of the weather, from towering thunderstorms to the intricacy of frost close-up, from lakes and forests wreathed in mist to buildings turned into ice palaces, and from lighting streaking the night sky to blazing bush fires.
Ranging from rainbows and moonbows – yes, they do exist – to typhoons as seen from space, from Dubai skyscrapers emerging out of the fog to twisters in Colorado and hail storms in Mexico, from the monsoons of India to the mists of Europe, and from Antarctica’s melting glaciers to dust storms in Namibia, this book includes examples from all around the world.
With more than 150 striking images and fascinating captions explaining each phenomenon, Weather celebrates the earth’s weather in all its glory.
Format: 297 x 227mm hb
Word count: 10000
Illustrations: 165 photos
Minerals and Gemstones: Mini Encyclopedia