"Always keep those weather eyes up!" So says weather aficionado Keith C. Heidorn whose inveterate curiosity and far-reaching scientific knowledge of meteorology form the foundation for the fascinating explanations of everyday weather phenomena that fill the pages of And Now...The Weather. Severe weather is dramatic, but rarely experienced. Heidorn focuses instead on the "hows," "whens," "wheres," "whys," and especially the "joys" of daily weather — the phenomena that shape our lives, yet often don't make it into the history books.
To help us train our "weather senses" so that we become more aware of the conditions surrounding us, Heidorn covers weather topics that are familiar in an informative and entertaining style, encouraging readers to pause to enjoy, understand, and even anticipate the beauty of weather. A helpful collection of diagrams, maps, and black-and-white photographs illustrate Heidorn's weather scenarios, showing us exactly what to look for when we "keep our weather eyes up."
The Weather Doctor Keith C. Heidorn, PhD, is know to Internet weather enthusiasts around the globe and can be found at his popular website The Weather Doctor at http://www.islandnet.com/~see/weather/doctor.htm.
From the Introduction:
"I am a confirmed weather watcher, a weather aficionado (but never a "weather weenie") because I love the anticipation, I love the chase, and I love the action when the winds blow and the precipitation falls, or when sun shines and the cumuli grow into towering cloud men. I also love to know why what I sense and experience occurs."
"That is where this book comes in. I will take you on my path of curiosity about many aspects of the weather while seeking the science behind them. Leaving my usual meat-and-potatoes balance between poetry, mythology, personal experiences, and science, I will focus mostly on the science. Not that this is a dry, textbook treatment I use the poetry and feelings as spice (steak sauce), rather than as balancing companion (baked potato)."
"Before I get into the science themes, I hope to instill in you some of my joys in weather watching, including its stimulation of the senses as well as the intellect. My goal is to help you train your "weather senses" so that you become more aware of the conditions surrounding you and so you can begin to enjoy the beauty and joy of weather, rather than dread its expression. Our lives are too filled with fear and dread as it is."
Weather Doctor's Book Review: And Now...The Weather ©2005, Keith C. Heidorn, PhD. All Rights Reserved.
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