Extraordinary Weather: Wonders of the Atmosphere from Dust Storms to Lighting Strikes
Art / Photobooks
144 pages, 100 colour photos & illustrations
Paperback | Apr 2012 | #197690 | ISBN-13: 9781446301913
Discover the amazing world of freak weather with this incredible collection of images. Richard Hamblyn offers a selection of truly breathtaking weather phenomena, from the beautiful snow rollers that form on icy rooftops to awe-inspiring displays of volcanic lightning. Each stunning photograph is accompanied by commentary by the award-winning science writer, whose intelligent and informative explanations make the science behind these extraordinary events accessible and entertaining. Selected images are taken from a variety of angles to emphasize phenomena considered unbelievable until you have seen them with your own eyes.
1. Storm, Tempests & Floods; Hurricanes, Waterspouts, Giant Waves, Big Winds Downpours, Floods and Inundations 2. Ice & Snow; Snowstorms and Drifts, Avalanches, Snow Rollers, Icicles, Hail, Frost Phenomena 3. Heat & Drought; Dust Storms, Droughts, Desertifiction, Forest Fires 4. Atmospherics; Fogs, Lightning, Mirages, Weird Clouds, Fogbows, Brocken Spectre, Green Ray, Aurora 5. Strange Phenomena; Volcano Weather, Earthquake Weather, Rain of Fish 6. Man-Made Weather; Rainmaking, Contrails, Climate Change
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Richard Hamblyn is the author of "The Cloud Book
" (2008), "Extraordinary Clouds
" (2009) and "The Invention of Clouds
" (2002), which won the LA Times Book Prize and was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize. He is currently Writer in Residence at the Environment Institute, University College London.
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