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Selected Books

De Villiers, Marq
Windswept: The Story of Wind and Weather
QC931.D48 2006
This book is the story of humankind's long struggle to understand wind and weather, from the wind gods of ancient times to early discoveries of the dynamics of air movement to high-tech schemes to control hurricanes.
 
DiClaudio, Dennis
Man vs. Weather: How to Be Your Own Weatherman
QC995.4.D53 2008
A humorous and practical guide to the history and science of understanding the weather by a real humorist who measures the sun's radiation in terms of commemorative Elvis candles.
 
Dunlop, Storm
Firefly Guide to Weather Forecasting: All the Information You'll Need to Make Your Own Weather Forecast
QC995.4.D86 2008x
Guide to Weather Forecasting covers every aspect of making a forecast and is a handy resource to understanding the professionals' daily weather predictions.
 
Hamblyn, Richard
The Invention of Clouds: How an Amateur Meteorologist Forged the Language of the Skies
QC921.H35 2001
The story of how Luke Howard, a young Quaker Englishman, in 1802 came up with the endearing names we use today: cirrus, cumulus, stratus, nimbus.
 
Huler, Scott
Defining the Wind: The Beaufort Scale, and How a 19th-Century Admiral Turned Science into Poetry
QC933.H85 2004
"Less a piece of science writing than a writer's meditation on science, this gem of a book is equal parts history, mystery, textbook and memoir, as much a story about how we think about the wind as it is about the wind itself, and deserves a wide audience among readers interested in writing, nature and history." -- Publishers Weekly
 
Mergen, Bernard
Weather Matters: An American Cultural History since 1900
QC983.M43 2008
Historian Mergen explores weather's impact on American culture over the past century, including the government's campaigns to promote its weather service, and the marketing of weather in the media.
 
Pretor-Pinney, Gavin
The Cloudspotter's Guide: The Science, History, and Culture of Clouds
QC921.P75 2006x
This was a British bestseller so you know it is easy to read. Pretor-Pinney is also founder of the The Cloud Appreciation Society.
 
Reynolds, Ross
Firefly Guide to Weather
QC981.R494 2005x
Written for all readers, this book explains how weather phenomena actually develop and how to predict them. The book also explores the validity of weather folklore.
 
 

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Last updated January 16, 2013