Weird Weather

This book is, in a sense, a sequel to David Seargent's first Springer book Weird Astronomy (2010).

Weird Weather

This book is, in a sense, a sequel to David Seargent's first Springer book Weird Astronomy (2010). Whereas Weird Astronomy extended over a broad range of purely astronomical topics, the present work concentrates on phenomena closer to home; the atmospheric and "shallow space" events as opposed to deep space events. The line between astronomy and meteorology is blurred - a fact that is discussed in Weird Weather. It is not primarily a book of "wonders" or of the unexplained, although some of the topics covered remain mysteries. It is primarily directed toward those who are fascinated by climate and weather, and who are open-minded when considering Earth's climate, what drives it, and what are the causes of climate change. The author, David A. J. Seargent, presents the facts with a balanced and scientific approach. Weird Weather: Tales of Astronomical and Atmospheric Anomalies is about strange, unusual, and apparently inexplicable observations of the air and sky. Primarily these are in the Earth's atmosphere, but there are corresponding phenomena in the atmospheres of other planets of the Solar System - lightning on Venus, Jupiter, and Saturn, whirlwinds and dust storms of Mars, and auroras on Jupiter. Topics include anomalous lights, anomalous sounds, spectacular effects of cloud illumination by the Sun or Moon, lightning phenomena, electrophonic sounds of lightning, aurora and meteors, tornado and whirlwind phenomena on Earth and Mars, usual atmospheric effects, mirages, and the possible astronomical influences on cloud and climate.

Pink Snow and Other Weird Weather

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Pink Snow and Other Weird Weather

Have you ever seen a hailstone with a turtle frozen inside? Learn all about the weirdest, wackiest, wildest weather ever--and what makes it happen--in this easy-to-read nonfiction reader.

Weird But True Weather

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Weird But True Weather

Snow donuts? Animal rain? Ten-story waves? Can it really be true? Readers learn about some weird and wonderful weather.

Weird Weather

A series of comic strips discusses global warming, including its causes, effects, and the political and social efforts to stop or reduce it, from the point of view of a mad scientist, fat cat businessman, and committed teenager.

Weird Weather

A series of comic strips discusses global warming, including its causes, effects, and the political and social efforts to stop or reduce it, from the point of view of a mad scientist, fat cat businessman, and committed teenager.

Strange Weather

collate on a national scale the extensively kept daily weather records of private
citizens — a great American tradition established and religiously observed by
Washington , Jefferson , Franklin and thousands of other unsung weather diarists
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Strange Weather

Who speaks for science in a technologically dominated society? In his latest work of cultural criticism Andrew Ross contends that this question yields no simple or easy answer. In our present technoculture a wide variety of people, both inside and outside the scientific community, have become increasingly vocal in exercising their right to speak about, on behalf of, and often against, science and technology. Arguing that science can only ever be understood as a social artifact, Strange Weather is a manifesto which calls on cultural critics to abandon their technophobia and contribute to the debates which shape our future. Each chapter focuses on an idea, a practice or community that has established an influential presence in our culture: New Age, computer hacking, cyberpunk, futurology, and global warming. In a book brimming over with intelligence—both human and electronic—Ross examines the state of scientific countercultures in an age when the development of advanced information technologies coexists uneasily with ecological warnings about the perils of unchecked growth. Intended as a contribution to a "green" cultural criticism, Strange Weather is a provocative investigation of the ways in which science is shaping the popular imagination of today, and delimiting the possibilities of tomorrow.

Weird Weather

Teaching guide to accompany three episodes of the television progam NOVA: Chasing El Niño, Warnings from the ice, and What's up with the weather?

Weird Weather

Teaching guide to accompany three episodes of the television progam NOVA: Chasing El Niño, Warnings from the ice, and What's up with the weather?

Weird Weather

There are dozens of other freak weather phenomena, and 'Weird Weather' features first-hand accounts of them.

Weird Weather

Reports on strange weather phenomena, including showers of frogs and fish, ball lightning, giant hailstones, and deadly floods

Nonfiction Reading Comprehension Grade 5

Weird. Weather. Did you know that a change in the water temperature near South
America can affect your weather? It's true. An ocean current runs along the shore
of Peru. It normally flows from south to north. Each year in late December it ...

Nonfiction Reading Comprehension Grade 5

After reading nonfiction passages about science, geography, or history topics, students answer multiple-choice and short-answer questions to build seven essential comprehension skills.

Weird Weather

Journey into the Earth's atmosphere to discover cottonwool clouds, hurricane killers and wicked winds - then pit your wits against the Clever Clogs brain-boggling weather quiz!

Weird Weather

Did you know that a park ranger was struck by lightning seven times in his lifetime? That if all the ice on the Earth melted, New York and Sydney would disappear under water? This book allows the reader to journey into the Earth's atmosphere to discover cottonwool clouds, hurricane killers and wicked winds.

Wild Weather

Weird Weather Throughout our history , there has been a series of unexplained
weather phenomena . son The unpredictable El Nino has caused severe drought
and flood conditions in many parts of the world . El Nino Colourful snow w El ...

Wild Weather


Eye Wonder Weather

Weird weather No matter how much we learn about the weather, it can still come
up with a few surprises. Have you ever seen a mud shower, an ice storm, or a
black sky in the afternoon? Blankets of black As volcanic clouds spread, they
block ...

Eye Wonder  Weather

From violent hurricanes and electric storms to baking sunshine and torrential rain, discover the power and beauty of the weather. Offering a unique introduction to nature through powerful visuals, the Eye Wonder reference series was developed for children ready for first books about the natural world. Full-color photography is paired with clearly written text to build a foundation for advanced exploration, helping show children a stunningnew view of the world.

Dreaming of Eden

Weird weather disrupted the winter Olympics in Canada, as it alternately rained
and then snowed heavily. “Global warming” is a complete failure as the primary
description for what is happening to the planet through climate change. It doesn't
 ...

Dreaming of Eden

In the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve were tempted to take a bite out of an apple that promised them the "knowledge of good and evil." Today, a shiny apple with a bite out of it is the symbol of Apple Computers. The age of the Internet has speeded up human knowledge, and it also provides even more temptation to know more than may be good for us. Americans have been right at the forefront of the digital revolution, and we have felt its unsettling effects in both our religions and our politics. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite argues that we long to return to the innocence of the Garden of Eden and not be faced with countless digital choices. But returning to the innocence of Eden is dangerous in this modern age and, instead, we can become wiser about the wired world.

Weird Weather

Weird Weather


The Handy Weather Answer Book

the old saw about “raining cats and dogs” is just an expression, there have been
reliable reports ofvery strange rains during which people are pummeled by frogs,
grasshoppers, fish, and other bizarre creatures. For instance, in 1873 it was ...

The Handy Weather Answer Book

Fully updated with the latest advances in meteorology as well as an additional section on climate change, this comprehensive reference addresses all aspects of weather in an accessible questionandanswer format. All the basic elements of weather are discussed, as are all types of weather phenomena and the science of forecasting. In addition, the relationships between weather and oceanography, geology, and space science are expertly covered. Included are more than 1,000 questions and answers such as, Has a hurricane ever struck southern California? Could our oceans have originated in space? and What is bioclimatology? This resource is an ideal reference for students, teachers, and amateur meteorologists.

Skylanders Mask of Power Cynder Confronts the Weather Wizard

for. Help. “Hmmmmm, that is a worry,” Eon said, rubbing his beard thoughtfully. “
Weird weather reports are coming in from all over Skylands. Earlier today, a
heatwave hit the Snowcone Mountains.” “Yes,” cut in Hugo, Eon's right-hand
Mabu.

Skylanders Mask of Power  Cynder Confronts the Weather Wizard

Storm clouds are gathering - which wouldn't be unusual, if it wasn't for the fact that this is meant to be the Cloudless Desert! As weird weather reports flood in from all over Skylands, Cynder heads off on a mission to the Isle of the Undead to find out what's going on. Whatever it is, it definitely looks like rain! The secrets of the Mask of Power unfold further in this fifth novel in the story series from the pen of Onk Beakman. Based on the characters from the smash hit Skylanders video games.

Weird Science

40 Strange-Acting, Bizarre-Looking, and Barely Believable Activities for Kids Jim
Wiese ... weird things: weird substances, weird plants, weird animals, weird
microbes, weird weather, weird Earth, weird sights, weird sounds, and weird
physics.

Weird Science

Discover the weird science behind the ickiest, wackiest, mostunusual things ever to exist! Would you like to make your own slime, discover how lava lampswork, or learn how materials decompose? Have you ever heard about ball lightning or the Aurora Borealis onthe news and wondered what the reporter was talking about? Are you looking for great ideas for your next science fairproject? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then Weird Scienceis for you! From banana slugs and dry ice to optical illusions andtime travel, you'll investigate some of the most bizarre scientificoddities on Earth. Dozens of fun-packed activities help you see foryourself how quicksand really works, why our feet sometimes getsmelly, how worm holes and black holes are formed, why insects canwalk on water, and much more. You'll even see how you can turnthese amazing activities into science projects! Each experiment issafe and easy to do, and all you need is everyday stuff from aroundthe house. So get ready to take a strange, creepy, and sometimeseven gross journey through Weird Science!

Weird Universe

In my first two volumes of the “weird” series—Weird Astronomy and Weird
Weather—I concentrated on what could best be described as anomalous
phenomena and observations that did not quite 'fit' straightforward explanations.
The next ...

Weird Universe

As new discoveries complicate the scientific picture of the universe, the evolving theories about the nature of space and time and the origins and fate of the universe threaten to become overwhelming. Enter David Seargent. Continuing the author's series of books popularizing strange astronomy facts and knowledge, Weird Universe explains the bizarre, complicated terrain of modern cosmology for lay readers. From exploring some of the strange consequences of the theories of special and general relativity, to probing time dilation and the twin and mother-and-baby “paradoxes” and the theory that the universe can be mathematically considered as a hologram, all of the latest findings and conjectures are clearly described in non-technical language. The development of quantum physics and the more recent developments of string and M-theory are looked at, in addition to several hypotheses that have not won wide acceptance from the scientific community, such as modified gravity. Enter the wonderfully weird world of these theories and gain a new appreciation for the latest findings in cosmological research.

Weird Worlds

In my previous “weird” volumes—Weird Astronomy and Weird Weather—the
principal topics of interest were largely observations that appeared anomalous or
that in some way did not “fit” with accepted ideas. The present volume has a
slightly ...

Weird Worlds

“Weird Worlds” is the third book in David Seargent’s “Weird” series. This book assumes a basic level of astronomical understanding and concentrates on the “odd and interesting” aspects of planetary bodies, including asteroids and moons. From our viewpoint here on Earth, this work features the most unusual features of these worlds and the ways in which they appear “weird” to us. Within our own Solar System, odd facts such as the apparent reversal of the Sun in the skies of Mercury, CO2-driven fountains of dust on Mars, possible liquid water (and perhaps primitive life!) deep within the dwarf planet Ceres, and a variety of odd facts about the planetary moons are all discussed. A special chapter is devoted to Saturn’s giant moon Titan, and its methane-based weather system and “hydrological” cycle. This chapter also includes recent speculation on the possibility of methane-based organisms and the form that these might take, if they really do exist. Beyond our Solar System, the book looks at the range of worlds discovered and hypothesized. In “Weird Worlds,” the author discusses planets where temperatures are so high that it rains molten iron, and others so cold that liquid methane floods across plains of ice! Worlds are described where the lightest element acts like a metal and where winds blow at thousands of miles per hour – as well as possible planets whose orbits are essentially parabolic. In keeping with previous titles in David Seargent’s “Weird” series, “Weird Worlds” contains several projects that astronomers of all levels can undertake.

Weird Weather Ages 5 8

Weird Weather  Ages 5 8


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09163 Watery Very bad weather prevailing here 09164 Waveless Stress of
weather 09165 Wavellite Change of ... clear and fine 09194 Weird Weather
unusually fine 09195 Welcome Weather moderate , cloudy 09196 Weldingly
Weather fresh ...

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