Watching Weather: Discover the Unexpected Science and Lore of Sun, Storms and Seasons by Mary Miller, Tom Murphree and the Exploratorium
Did you ever wonder?
* How croaking frogs and sticking doors predict a storm?
* What clouds can tell you about coming changes in the weather?
* Why it's hotter on a city's downtown streets than it is in the surrounding
* Where you can find a cool spot to picnic on a sweltering summer day?
* Why conditions in the eastern tropical Pacific can affect the weather
thousands of miles away during El Nino events?
Watching Weather explains the basic scientific principles that underlie the
vagaries of the weather. By combining knowledge of these principles, rules of
thumb provided by this book, and observations of the sky and clouds and wind,
you can begin to predict your local weather.
The Art of Tinkering: Meet 150+ Makers Working at the Intersection of Art, Science & Technology by Karen Wilkinson & Mike Petrich