Weather and Climate Handbook
Facts On File, Inc., New
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Handbook has answers to more than 2,000.
The Facts On File Weather and Climate Handbook
has a glossary with definitions of more than 2,000
terms, biographies of around 100 scientists, and
a chronology listing important advances in climate
science from 340
BCE, when Aristotle coined our word "meteorology", to 2001, when the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change published its fourth report.
In addition, the book has more than 20 tables
listing the composition of
the atmosphere, the change of air density with altitude, the change of
boiling point with air pressure, specific heat capacities of a range of
substances, and much, much more. It even lists all the names that are used
for hurricanes and typhoons.
‘This work is a comprehensive, handy reference tool for weather and climate. The glossary is especially comprehensive and well worth the modes price of the volume. … This work is recommended for all reference collections.’
Ralph Lee Scott, School Library Journal.