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Meteorology Today
Meteorology Today
by C. Donald Ahrens
Hardcover from Brooks Cole
ISBN: 0495555738

METEOROLOGY TODAY, Ninth Edition, is one of the most widely used and authoritative texts for the introductory meteorology course. This ninth edition helps you understand and appreciate the dynamic nature of the inevitable weather phenomena that continually influence our lives. The text's clear and inviting narrative is supplemented by numerous pedagogical features that encourage observing, calculating, and synthesizing information.
 
The Atmosphere: An Introduction to Meteorology (11th Edition)
The Atmosphere: An Introduction to Meteorology (11th Edition)
by Frederick K. Lutgens, Edward J. Tarbuck, Dennis Tasa
Hardcover from Prentice Hall
ISBN: 0321587332

Reinforcing basic concepts with everyday, easy-to-grasp examples, this highly regarded volume remains the standard introduction to meteorology and the atmosphere - components, problems, and applications. The Eleventh Edition retains hallmark Tarbuck/Lutgens features: a friendly, largely non-technical narrative, timely coverage of recent atmospheric events, and carefully crafted artwork by leading science illustrator Dennis Tasa. The authors continue to provide current reports, including discussion and photos of "Super Tuesday" (the day of many 2008 presidential primaries) and the tornado outbreak in 24 states. The chapter on climate changeis updated to includethe findings presented in the fourth assessment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The book's Companion Website is fully updated.
 
The Atmosphere: An Introduction to Meteorology (10th Edition)
The Atmosphere: An Introduction to Meteorology (10th Edition)
by Frederick K. Lutgens, Edward J. Tarbuck, Dennis Tasa
Hardcover from Prentice Hall
ISBN: 0131874624

Using everyday, easy-to-grasp examples to reinforce basic concepts, this highly regarded handbook remains the standard introduction to meteorology and the atmosphere - components, problems, and applications. Includes the most up-to-date coverage of topics such as: ozone depletion; the ultraviolet index; temperature; dew point temperature and orographic effects; wildfires and weather; thunderstorms and lightning; the record-breaking Florida hurricane season; effects of air pollution, and more. Incorporates top-quality visuals, including new satellite images and illustrations by the award-winning Dennis Tasa, to demonstrate the highly visual nature of meteorology. Uses a largely non-technical writing style to help readers grasp important concepts. For those interested in learning more about meteorology.

 
Meteorology for Scientists and Engineers
Meteorology for Scientists and Engineers
by Roland B. Stull
Paperback from Brooks Cole
ISBN: 0534372147

The Second Edition of Roland Stull's METEOROLOGY FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS lets professors quantify the concepts in Ahren's METEOROLOGY TODAY, SEVENTH EDITION like never before. This book can serve as a technical companion to Ahren's text or as a stand-alone text. It provides the mathematical equations needed for a higher level of understanding of meteorology. The organization is mapped directly to the Ahrens book, making Stull's text a perfect companion. More than a lab manual or workbook, this text contains detailed math and physics that expand upon concepts presented in Ahrens' text, as well as numerous solved problems. This text demonstrates how to use mathematical equations (algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and finite differential equations) to explain the dominant characteristics of certain atmospheric phenomena and processes.
 
Meteorology Today: An Introduction to Weather, Climate, and the Environment (with 1pass for MeteorologyNOW)
Meteorology Today: An Introduction to Weather, Climate, and the Environment (with 1pass for MeteorologyNOW)
by C. Donald Ahrens
Hardcover from Brooks Cole
ISBN: 0495011622

METEOROLOGY TODAY has for many years been one of the most widely used and authoritative texts for the introductory meteorology course. This eighth edition sees improvements in flexibility for instructors and strengthened learning solutions for students. Author C. Donald Ahrens has been widely praised for his ability to explain relatively complicated ideas so that even under-prepared students can understand them. The text's clear and inviting narrative is supplemented by numerous pedagogical features that help augment students' understanding. Introductory stories found at the beginning of each chapter draw students naturally into the discussion. In-chapter reviews help students master concepts while they study, and four types of end-of-chapter exercises provide opportunities for everything from further review to in-class discussion questions. In addition to these in-text learning aids, the eighth edition sees a complete integration with CengageNOW, the first assessment-driven and student-centered online learning solution created specifically for this course. CengageNOW uses a series of chapter-specific diagnostic tests to build a personalized learning plan for each student, allowing students to focus their study time on specific areas of weaknesses. Each personalized learning plan directs students to specific chapter sections and concept-driven multimedia tutorials designed to augment their understanding. The new edition is available in its original nineteen chapter "classic" version, or as a "core" version, which features only the most popular sixteen chapters. The "core" version sacrifices none of the detail that the course needs, but eliminates chapters that may not be directly covered in class. Looking for more flexibility? With the Cengage Learning TextChoice custom solution program, instructors can select and reorganize chapters to perfectly match their syllabus, thereby creating the ideal text solution for the course.
 
The Weather Identification Handbook: The Ultimate Guide for Weather Watchers
The Weather Identification Handbook: The Ultimate Guide for Weather Watchers
by Storm Dunlop
Paperback from The Lyons Press
ISBN: 1585748579
What does it mean when there is a corona around the moon? How do you tell the difference between stratocumulus and nimbostratus clouds? THE WEATHER IDENTIFICATION HANDBOOK is an essential guide to the many different types of phenomena that may be observed, and also gives brief details of the weather that may be expected. The following topics are covered in a reader-friendly format:
Ø Cloud classification
Ø How to identify different cloud types and how they relate to forthcoming weather
Ø How clouds are formed
Ø Optical phenomena
Ø Precipitation
Ø Wind
Ø Severe weather
Ø Weather systems
Ø Satellite images and weather maps
Full of beautiful color photographs and diagrams, THE WEATHER IDENTIFICATION HANDBOOK is essential for the outdoor photographer, adventurer, or meteorological enthusiast. It is also perfect for any parent whose child asks the proverbial question, "Why is the sky blue?"
 
Weather For Dummies
Weather For Dummies
by John D. Cox
Paperback from For Dummies
ISBN: 0764552430

What's going on up there when the rain falls, when the wind blows, when the clouds roll in and the lightning flashes? How do hurricanes arise and where to tornadoes come from? Why do seasonal conditions sometimes vary so much from one year to the next? Our ways of life, our very existences depend on knowing the answers to questions like these. Economies have been wiped out, civilizations have risen and fallen, entire species have come into being or gone extinct because of a temperature shift of just a few degrees, or a brief shortage or glut of rainfall. With so much riding on the weather, it makes you wonder how you've lived this long without knowing more about it.

Don't worry it's never too late to find out about what makes the weather tick.

And there's never been an easier or more enjoyable way to learn than Weather For Dummies. In know time, you'll know enough of weather basics to be able to:

  • Identify cloud types
  • Make sense of seasonal differences in the weather
  • Understand what causes hurricanes, tornadoes, and other extreme events
  • Make your own weather forecasts
  • Avoid danger during severe weather
  • Understand the global warming debate
  • Get a handle on smog, the greenhouse effect, El Niño, and more
Award-winning science writer John D. Cox brings the science of meteorology down to earth and, with the help of dozens of cool maps and charts and stunning photographs of weather conditions, he covers a wide range of fascinating subjects, including:
  • What is weather and how it fits into the entire global ecosystem
  • What goes into making a professional daily weather forecast
  • The basic elements of weather, including air pressure, clouds, and humidity
  • Storms, hurricanes, tornadoes, monsoons, and other extreme forms of weather
  • Seasonal weather effects and why they vary
  • Lightening, rainbows, sundogs, haloes, and other special effects
Featuring clear explanations, stunning illustrations, and fun, easy experiments and activities you can do at home , Weather For Dummies is your guide to making sense of the baffling turmoil of the ever-changing skies above.
 
An Introduction to Dynamic Meteorology, Fourth Edition (The International Geophysics Series, Vol 88)
An Introduction to Dynamic Meteorology, Fourth Edition (The International Geophysics Series, Vol 88)
by James R. Holton
Hardcover from Academic Press
ISBN: 0123540151

This revised text presents a cogent explanation of the fundamentals of meteorology, and explains storm dynamics for weather-oriented meteorologists. It discusses climate dynamics and the implications posed for global change. The Fourth Edition features a CD-ROM with MATLAB® exercises and updated treatments of several key topics. Much of the material is based on a two-term course for seniors majoring in atmospheric sciences.
* Provides clear physical explanations of key dynamical principles
* Contains a wealth of illustrations to elucidate text and equations, plus end-of-chapter problems
* Holton is one of the leading authorities in contemporary meteorology, and well known for his clear writing style
* Instructor's Manual available to adopters
NEW IN THIS EDITION
* A CD-ROM with MATLAB® exercises and demonstrations
* Updated treatments on climate dynamics, tropical meteorology, middle atmosphere dynamics, and numerical prediction
 
Meteorology: Understanding the Atmosphere (with CengageNOW Printed Access Card)
Meteorology: Understanding the Atmosphere (with CengageNOW Printed Access Card)
by Steven Ackerman, John A. Knox
Paperback from Brooks Cole
ISBN: 0495108928

An entirely new way for students to observe, analyze, and understand meteorology, - Steven A. Ackerman and John A. Knox's METEOROLOGY: UNDERSTANDING THE ATMOSPHERE is scientific, topical, and scholarly. The authors use vivid photographs and compelling real-life stories to present the subject of weather as it directly affects your students. METEOROLOGY generates genuine enthusiasm for the subject by using conceptual models and engaging narrative to truly make weather phenomena come alive. METEOROLOGY emphasizes how we observe the atmosphere and then uses those observations to explain atmospheric phenomena. New "Observational Questions" further extend this emphasis by asking students to analyze photographs, data, or their own experiences. By learning how to interpret scientific observations of the atmosphere, students can deepen their understanding of the subject. The second edition offers complete integration with MeteorologyNow™, the first assessment-driven and student-centered online learning solution created specifically for this course. MeteorologyNow™ uses a series of chapter-specific diagnostic tests to build a personalized learning plan for each student, allowing students to focus their study time on specific areas of weaknesses. Each personalized learning plan directs students to specific text sections as well as to a set of over three dozen Java applets designed to augment their understanding. These acclaimed applets, designed by Tom Whittaker and co-author Steven Ackerman, are divided into two types, "Observational Learning" applets deal with interpreting satellite imagery and "Atmospheric Explorations" extend the book's treatment of key topics, such as weather map analysis and numerical weather models.
 
Meteorology Demystified
Meteorology Demystified
by Stan Gibilisco
Paperback from McGraw-Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071448489

Wondering about weather? Learn Mother Nature's secrets

Meteorology Demystified presents a complete explanation of essential physical and scientific concepts before delving into a more detailed look at various weather phenomena.

 
The Weather Book (2nd Edition)
by Jack Williams, USA Today
(Paperback -- July )

The Little Ice Age: How Climate Made History, 1300-1850
by Brian M. Fagan
(Paperback -- December 24, )

The Lady Tasting Tea: How Statistics Revolutionized Science in the Twentieth Century
by David Salsburg
(Hardcover -- April )

The Invention of Clouds: How an Amateur Meteorologist Forged the Language of the Skies
by Richard Hamblyn
(Hardcover -- August )

Clouds and Storms (National Audubon Society Pocket Guides)
by Ronald L. Holle, et al
(Paperback -- April )
 

The Ice Chronicles: The Quest to Understand Global Climate Change
by Paul Andrew Mayewski, et al
(Hardcover -- March )

The Coming Global Superstorm
by Art Bell, Whitley Strieber (Preface)
It's time to stop talking about the weather and do something about it. Paranormal superstars Art Bell and Whitley Strieber bring environmentalism to the masses tabloid-style in The Coming Global Superstorm, a quick look at global warming and its potentially catastrophic effects. Like Old Testament prophets, Bell and Strieber embrace lovingly detailed depictions of global cataclysm; unlike them, our modern-day doomsayers have more to go on than that old-time religion. Their writing is clear and straightforward, interspersing hard data with dramatization and speculation to create an engaging, enjoyable, but thoroughly spooky warning of the next Ice Age. Scoffers would do well to remember the 1900 hurricane that devastated Galveston, Texas, despite the clear warnings--we may have advanced our meteorological knowledge over the 20th century, but is our judgment any better? Bell and Strieber are ultimately optimistic that quick behavior change can avert the big storm for a while, even if archaeological evidence suggests its inevitability. Their solutions range from the small scale (buy fuel-efficient cars) to the grandiose (global cooperation in weather monitoring). Whether their suggestions will help is a moot question (how could we ever know?); surely, though, they won't hurt. --Rob Lightner - Amazon.com
 (Mass Market Paperback -- December 26, )
 

A Brain for All Seasons: Human Evolution and Abrupt Climate Change
by William H. Calvin
(Hardcover -- April )

El Nino : Unlocking the Secrets of the Master Weather-Maker
by J. Madeleine Nash
(Hardcover -- March 12, )

The Essence of Chaos (The Jessie and John Danz Lecture Series)
by Edward N. Lorenz
Paperback: University of Washington Press
ISBN: 0295975148; Reprint edition (April )

Floods, Famines, and Emperors : El Nino and the Fate of Civilizations
by Brian M. Fagan
(Paperback -- March )

National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Weather
by David M. Ludlum
Leather Bound
Knopf; ISBN: 0679408517; (November 1991)

Peterson First Guide to Clouds and Weather
by John A. Day, et al
(Paperback -- February 20, )

The Weather Wizard's Cloud Book : How You Can Forecast the Weather Accurately and Easily by Reading the Clouds
by Louis D., Sr. Rubin, et al
(Paperback -- October 1989)

Weather for Dummies (For Dummies)
by John D. Cox
(Paperback -- September )
 
 

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