It's Raining Fish and Spiders: Tornadoes! Hurricanes! Blizzards! Droughts! Includes Weather Experiments!

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Tom Doherty Associates, 22.05.2012 г. - 240 страници
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One of the things Bill Evans enjoys the most is talking to young people about weather. Middle-schoolers in particular, Evans says, are deeply interested in the natural world and in weather.

It's Raining Fish and Spiders covers everything, from tornadoes and hurricanes to lightning and the different kinds of snowflakes. Evans addresses weather myths and facts, from "Can it really rain fish?" to "Will opening a window save my house during a tornado?"

Evans also tells his most exciting personal weather stories: flying with the Hurricane Hunters, riding pell-mell through Tornado Alley with storm chasers, and visiting the coldest place on Earth. The book includes simple weather experiments that can be performed at home without expensive equipment.

Extensively researched, fact-filled, and packed with charts, tables, illustrations, and amazing photographs, It's Raining Fish and Spiders is an entertaining and educational addition to the library of anyone interested in weather, science, and the natural world.



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Authors Note
What Is a Tornado?
How Are Tornadoes Born?
Colored Tornadoes Rope Tornadoes and Other
U S Cities Most at Risk for Tornadoes
The Enhanced Fujita Damage Scale
King of Thunderstorms
Most Damaging Tornadoes F5 and EF5 in the U
Differences Between Hurricanes and Tornadoes
Living Through Hurricane Camilleor How I Came
Where Will the Next Big Storm Strike? Could There
What Makes a Snowstorm a Blizzard?
Tracking a Snowstorm
How Low Can It
Snowiest Places in the Whole Wide World
Need to Control an Avalanche? Lets Blow It

What Is the Difference Between a Tornado Watch
Tornado Warning
Tornado ChasersAre They Crazy? A True Bill
Tornado Oddities
Try This at Home Make Your Own Tornado
Ingredients for a Hurricane
You Know Hurricanes Produce Tornadoes? Its
Which Hurricane Is the Biggest Tornado Producer?
How Do Hurricanes Get Their Names?
The SaffirSimpson Hurricane Scale
Deadliest Tropical Storms in U S History Resulting
East Coast HurricanesHighest Wind Speeds
My Flight with the Hurricane Huntersor How
The Coldest Day Ever in New York
The Storm of the Century
The Blizzard of 1996A True Bill Evans Weather
Famous Snows
Colored Snow
Try This at Home Looking at Snowflakes
Hey Ben Why Dont You Go Fly a Kite?
This Dude Is da Man The Story of Roy Sullivan
Palmer Drought Severity Index
Thats Why Its Called Death Valley
You Are on Fiiiiiiiiirrrrrrrrre AllTime Record Highs
Sandblasted and Dusted Off
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Bill Evans has won multiple Emmy Awards for his work as Senior Meteorologist for WABC, Channel 7. He has also been seen regularly on Good Morning America and can be heard nationally on the ABC Radio Network, Martha Stewart Living Radio, ESPN Radio, and in the New York metropolitan area on WPLJ. In addition to teaching adult classes on weather and forecasting, Evans speaks at dozens of elementary and middle schools every year, talking to students about weather and meteorology. It's Raining Fish and Spiders grew out of the keen interest of these students. Evans was recently awarded an honorary Doctorate in Letters of Humanity by Dowling College. He lives with his family in Connecticut.

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