The Weather by John Lynch

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Perhaps because we can't always predict it, and certainly can't control it, our fascination with the weather never seems to wane. But despite our frequent powerlessness in the face of it, there is much we do know. The Weather takes a thrilling voyage to the heart of this phenomenon, that even in an age of air conditioning and artificial environments, is still central to the everyday life of the planet. From hurricanes and sandstorms, monsoons to avalanches, solar storms to the jet stream, The Weather showcases the most dangerous and dynamic forces of the weather.

Created by veteran BBC producer, editor and writer John Lynch, The Weather explains the science of weather clearly and accessibly, illustrated throughout with color photographs and graphics from The Learning Channel/BBC television series. The Weather begins with the basic questions: What is the weather, and what drives it? The book then goes on to cover every global weather phenomenon, with an in-depth introduction and sections on Wind, Wet, Cold and Hot. The book is especially revealing on how humans interact with weather -- how we've adapted to it, suffered from it, harnessed it, and, finally, how we may be inadvertently changing it. The final section, Change, is a look at the meaning of global climate change patterns.

 

About John Lynch

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John Lynch is the Creative Director, Science for BBC Television and is responsible for all documentary science series for the BBC. He was executive producer of The Planets and Walking with Dinosaurs and the award-winning Fermat's Last Theorem.
 
Published October 5, 2002 by Firefly Books. 240 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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In this tie-in to the Learning Channel's four-part series this fall, BBC science editor Lynch divides this book on atmospheric changes into five parts: Wind, Wet, Hot, Cold, and their dynamic, Change.

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It’s always a toss up when dealing with indies, and most of the time it’s safe to bet against the actors, but Tricia O’Kelley pulls off a few small wonders.

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