AND NOW, THE WEATHER:


AND NOW, THE WEATHER:

ALISON MALONEY    Book Number: 86429    Product format: Hardback

A companion to The Shipping Forecast code 86455, here is another BBC and Penguin book, the first official BBC Weather book. It celebrates the highs, lows, oddities and marvels of British weather. Rain before seven, fine by eleven. Red sky at night, shepherd's delight. Ne'er cast your clout before May is out. Since time began, man has battled wind, rain, hail and snow and basked in glorious sunshine. But the ability to predict the weather has become an essential part of modern life for everyone from farmers, pilots and sailors to families planning a picnic. So where did it all start? Probably with the ancient Babylonians in around 650BC who used the appearance of clouds to predict what was to come and the Ancient Greeks who took it to a whole new level. Aristotle wrote a four-volume tome called Meteorologica which detailed the formation of hurricanes, hail, snow and thunderstorms. Here is Beaufort's original scale from 1831, the one used internationally today, all about the Royal Meteorological Society, the Met Office, Robert Fitzroy whom Punch dubbed the First Admiral of the Blew and who was already famous as the Captain of HMS Beagle. One of a kind storms, super computers, love in the air, the shipping forecast in popular culture, extreme weather, reindeer magic, crimson tides in Sydney, average temperatures since 1659, here is a book to delight, whatever the weather. 201pp, line art.
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ISBN 9781785942822
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