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Weather and Astronomy Books
The stargazer's toe is often stubbed.
Audobon Society Field Guide to North American
is an excellent portable, yet comprehensive guide
to weather. Excellent color photographs allow you
to identify cloud types and explain what they mean,
TODAY The Weather
is a colorful explanation of the weather. Learn how
the weather is created, how winds form, how heat
and cold affect the body, and why summer isn't
hottest on the longest day of daylight. Excellent
graphic design with helpful explanations.
Introduction to Satellite
is a great lesson in understanding the intricacies
of cloud formations in weather systems. You will no
longer just recognize whether it is cloudy or not.
You will learn to recognize squall lines,
thunderstorms, air quality and even ice cover on
lakes and oceans. Also, learn how to recognize
different stages of low-pressure areas with
associated warm, cold, and occluded fronts.
is a succinct, but valuable explanation of
astronomy. The book puts a fascinating and
complicated field in simple perspective. Running
outdoors at night can bring many questions about
the night sky. See page 12 to find out why the dark
side of the crescent moon isn't always so dark. See
page 49 to find out which Winter constellation has
more bright stars than any other constellation.
Learn about the Ecliptic or planetary pathway, as
it explained on pages 16 and following. On pages
18-19 learn how to use your hand or fist to measure
degrees, based on a 360-degree circle in the sky.
Get this system down and you will also understand
how to measure the angle of the arm at the shoulder
joint. Straight overhead is 180 degrees. Beautiful
pictures of the moon, planets, meteors, comets,
auroras and more.
Nature Company Guide
is an excellent book to read about astronomy by the
fireplace. It contains a lot of history as well as
the science of astronomy. You can slos take this
book with on a cruise or vacation in Southern
Lattitudes, because numerous sky charts show views
from Southern Lattitudes as well as Northern
Lattitudes. In Southern Lattitudes the Big Dipper
(Ursa Major) falls below the North horizon in July
through February. In the middle of this period, the
Big Dipper is totally buried below the horizon.
Excellent explanation of the mythology behind major
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