'Weather is around you all the time. Is it cloudy or sunny? Is the weather the same all over the country?
'Learn About Weather' tells you all about different climates and seasons.
It explains where the wind comes from, what a rainbow is, and why there are deserts in some places and rainforests in others. You can also discover how to measure wind force, or how to measure rainfall in your very own rain gauge.
19 information sections on different weather-related topics 10 practical projects help you really find out for yourself Over 250 illustrations include photographs and explanatory artworks
64 high quality, shiny well written pages with clear titles, packed full of information, fact boxes, e.g.:-
'The wettest place in the world is Mawsynram, in India, where an average of nearly 12 metres of rain falls every year New York and Sydney have a little over 1 metre of rain a year. Paris and London have about 60 centimetres a year. The driest place in the world is the Atacama Desert, west of the Andes, in Chile, South America, Just a few showers of rain fall in parts of the desert every century Sea storms can cause worse flooding than rainfall. Large waves form that can submerge coastal areas.'
and the odd warning, e.g.:
'Thunder and Lightning'
If you are caught outside in a thunderstorm, do not shelter under a tree. The tree may be struck by lightning, and the lightning could jump from the tree to your body. This could knock you out, or even kill you.