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Weather Whys: Facts, Myths, and Oddities

by Paul Yeager

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I quite enjoyed this little book. For quite some time I had been looking for a book that would explain the science (if any) behind the old forecasting lore, as well as provide some general guidance to weather and relate it to the science. This fit the bill perfectly. Some might find the constant attempts at humor a bit lame, but it fit the overall light-hearted (yet still informative) approach to the topic and provided a bit of entertainment now and then. A fun, quick, yet useful read. ( )
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0399535705, Paperback)

The myths, history, wives-tales, oddities, and wonders of a subject that comes up every day: the weather.

Weather enthusiasts (or just the weather-curious) will discover surprising facts, myths, and oddities in this fascinating book of useful (and sometimes useless) information. With his expertise as a meteorologist and editor, Paul Yeager takes readers on a journey through the curious world of weather, revealing myths and misconceptions, sharing weird phenomena, and explaining how weather has affected history. Readers will discover a host of fascinating weather facts, including:

?Which city is actually the windiest

?How the temperature affects tire pressure

?Why humidity makes hair go limp or frizzy

?Why a coming storm causes sore joints

?Why watering a garden after it rains is a good idea



(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:04:03 -0400)

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