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National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Weather [Paperback]

By David Ludlum (Author)
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A guide to observing and forecasting all types of weather features 350 photographs of natural phenomena and a discussion of all facets of weather

Publishers Description
Interest in our nation's weather patterns is rising -- as witnessed in the popularity of the Weather Channel -- and this guide is the most popular reference to every type of weather system, cloud formation, and atmospheric phenomenon common to North America. The 378 dramatic photographs capture cloud types, precipitation, storms, twisters, and optical phenomena such as the Northern Lights. Essays with accompanying maps and illustrations discuss the earth's atmosphere, weather systems, cloud formation, and development of tornadoes and many other weather events.

Citations And Professional Reviews
National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Weather by David Ludlum has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Wilson Public Library Catalog - 12/31/2008 page 395
  • Wilson Public Library Catalog - 01/01/1993 page 301
  • Wilson Senior High Core Col - 01/01/1993 page 31
  • Wilson Middle/Junior Hi Catalo - 01/01/1995 page 148
  • Wilson Senior High Core Col - 01/01/1997 page 178
  • School Library Journal - 03/01/1992 page 270
  • Wilson Public Library Catalog - 01/01/1998 page 274
  • Wilson Public Library Catalog - 01/01/2004 page 290

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Knopf
Pages   640
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1.25" Width: 4.25" Height: 7.75"
Weight:   1 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 15, 1991
Publisher   Knopf
Age  12-17
ISBN  0679408517  
ISBN13  9780679408512  

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More About David Ludlum

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! DAVID M. LUDLUMwas a distinguished historian on American weather. He is the founder of the magazineWeatherwise.Born in East Orange, New Jersey in 1910, he studied at the University of California at Berkeley and Princeton Univeristy. He died in May 1997 at the age of eighty-six."

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Excellent Book  May 12, 2008
National Audubon Society Field Guides are the GREATEST! Thank you for this excellent book on the weather. This book is technical, but really gets into forcasting the wather.
Great gift book, and a surprising work too too!  Jan 10, 2008
I have given several of these as gifts to friends of a more scientific mindset, and they love it. They can pick it up and identify that odd thing over the mountain, and the haze around the moon. I have also used it many times for work. I can show a Director this book and he/she can say "I want that kind of sky!". Sure beats trying to create a sky from some vague mis-informed description of clouds they say years ago! I am about to give a copy to a director I'm working with right now, and that's why I'm here: to order it!. He loved the book today when I pushed it across the tabe to him, and it helped flag the clouds we'll use in his commercial. I recemmend it to anyone of a curious mindset, or for professional art direction. High quality binding too!

Great Book!  Dec 21, 2007
This is a great book. We have several Audobon Society handbooks and love them all.
definitive guide to weather  Oct 21, 2007
I believe this book was previously known as the Field Guide to Clouds, not sure exactly when the change took place but I'm glad to have finally re-found this book. What first allured me to this series when I was a child were the amazing photographs in the middle. Some very rare species of clouds all beautifully captured. The information contained within this book is very well organised, and as said in the title it fully lives up to its field guide reputation. By identifying the clouds you see in the sky via the photographs you can then follow the page number to the description of the formation and what weather you can expect from it. Alternatively, there are essays in the beginning describing several weather phenomenon and their life cycles, where they can be expected in North America and much much more.

This is a fantastic book for anyone interested in weather and particularly clouds. While made with North America in mind, anyone could enjoy this book especially the brilliant photography included with it.
Required Reading For All Pilots  Oct 4, 2005
What I find very valuable about this book is the fact that it is loaded with illustrations of different kinds of meteorological phenomena. For a pilot, it is important to understand what sort of weather you are going to be flying into. If you don't spend a lot of time studying meteorology, it can be difficult to conceptualize what kind of cloud formation is ahead of you. Some of the pilots' literature have rather weak illustrations.

This book is an excellent supplement to any pilot's training manual in providing visual aids for learning about spotting weather phenomnena.

Also, in general, it is very enjoyable to page through the book, as the quality of photography is very good.

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