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Jon Shonk
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14 Feb 2013 1780460023 978-1780460024
In many parts of the world the weather forms a daily topic of conversation, In others it hardly changes from one week to the next. However, human life is governed by the weather which affects much of our activity, from farming to fishing and from shopping to holiday-making. Introducing Meteorology has been written to provide a succinct overview of the science of the weather for students and for interested amateurs wanting a topical guide to this complex science. The initial chapters describe the development of the science, the atmosphere and the forces which govern the weather. The author then discusses weather influences at global and local scales before describing the science of weather forecasting. Copiously illustrated, this book is intended for those whose interest in meteorology has been stimulated, perhaps by media coverage of dramatic weather events, and who want to know more. Technical terms are kept to a minimum and are explained in a glossary.

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  • Paperback: 156 pages
  • Publisher: Dunedin Academic Press (14 Feb 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1780460023
  • ISBN-13: 978-1780460024
  • Product Dimensions: 19.3 x 16.3 x 1.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 65,901 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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It is sometimes said, with some justification, that those who are specialists in a particular field often express themselves when speaking of their subject in terms that are impenetrable to those of us who are not fellow specialists. No such criticism could be levelled at Jon Shonk… I have no hesitation in recommending this book. --Weather (Royal Meteorological Society)

Introducing Meteorology is a most welcome addition to the bookshelves of students, interested amateurs, meteorology educators, and those who simply enjoy a readable, affordable book on the weather. Jon Shonk has created a marvelously succinct and up-to­ date introduction to weather that serves a variety of audiences and purposes extremely well. I hope this is only the first of many excellent books from this young scientist. --BAMS (American Meteorological Society)

Over the vears there has been quite a deluge of books on the weather but John Shonks Introducing Meteorology, A Guide to Weather is affordable, concise yet full of information. It is very readable and is generously illustrated with an excellent balance between pictures and diagrams, all in colour. --Weather Eye

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Dr Jon Shonk is a researcher in the Department of Meteorology at the university of Reading, one of the leading meteorology centres in the world.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Really useful guide 24 April 2013
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I've found this a great introduction and guide to meteorology. I can imagine that it would be a fantastic introduction for interested amateurs and as someone who works in this field, I find it a very useful reference. Beautifully illustrated and a nice size (~ 8 inches tall) - so it's easy to pop in a handbag rather than being a huge textbook that takes up all your bookcase space!
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5.0 out of 5 stars INTRODUCING METEOROLOGY 16 July 2013
By douglas
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Excellent little book for beginners like me. Doesn't go into details too deeply. I just wanted something I could read and have just a little bit more knowledge on the the subject. Good buy and a very reasonable price.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very interesting 6 Dec 2013
By Wellse
In the last couple of years I have been very interested in clouds and been studying them for some time. Then I started looking at the weather as a whole and wanted to understand it better. This book does this, it's def for new starters to meteorology. Get it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A gift for a bright young man. 5 Jun 2014
By Nik
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This was a surprise gift for a bright young man. He now understands a lot more about the weather, can anticipate how it will affect his 'hay-fever' and beloved tennis.
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