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Weather Forecasting: The Country Way

Handbook / Manual

By: Robin Page

Penguin Books

Paperback | Apr 2011 | #190767 | ISBN-13: 9780241953068
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About this book

Ever wanted to know if the sun will really shine tomorrow?

Well, if you follow the wonderful, clear-sighted advice in this classic book, you could find yourself able to make accurate forecasts whatever the weather - ensuring your camping trips are dry, your nature trails comfortable or bracing, and your wild swims just the right kind of wet.

Telling you what happens if it rains on St Swithin's Day, or if there's a red sky at night, if it snows at Easter or if spiders spin long webs, Weather Forecasting The Country Way will put you in touch with thousands of years of British wisdom and heritage.

In amusing and delightful prose, Robin Page shows how applying simple common sense to country lore - based on observing animal and plant behaviour, watching clouds, the stars and the moon - anyone can become well-versed in Britain's difficult to predict and often wayward weather.

Good light reading, it is spiced with amusing asides and pretty pictures New Scientist


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Biography

Robin Page was born in 1943 on the small Cambridgeshire Farm where he still lives. He is author of over thirty books, including The Decline of an English Village, The Wildlife of the Royal Estates, The Hunting Gene, The Great British Butterfly Safari and The Revolting Peasant. He is founder of The Countryside Restoration Trust and presented One Man and His Dog for several years.

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