Eric Sloane's Weather Almanac

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Author: Eric Sloane

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 9780896586802

Category: Nature

Page: 247

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Traces the history of American weather, with forecasting tips, climate lore, and more than 135 drawings to clarify and enhance the text.

Weather Almanac

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Author: Eric Sloane

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048649103X

Category: Nature

Page: 249

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This single-volume combination of Eric Sloane's Almanac and Weather Forecaster and Folklore of American Weather offers a fascinating source of forecasting tips based on wind, clouds, the moon, and other natural phenomena. Sloane relates each month to typical weather conditions, highlighting his observations with 135 drawings that form nostalgic evocations of old-time America.

Look at the Sky and Tell the Weather

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Author: Eric Sloane

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486433851

Category: Nature

Page: 89

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Takes the reader on a voyage of discovery as the author traces a single mass of air traveling from the Canadian Rockies to the northeastern United States.

Eric Sloane's Weather Book

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Author: Eric Sloane

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486443574

Category: Nature

Page: 90

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"Amateur weather forecasters (which includes just about everyone) will find this volume an informative and entertaining account of the why and how of the weather." — The Nation In simple language, Eric Sloane explains the whys and wherefores of weather and weather forecasting — and does it in a style that's universally appealing. With humor and common sense shining through in a book that's also lively and informative, Sloane shows readers how to predict the weather by "reading" such natural phenomena as winds, skies, and animal sounds. This beautifully illustrated and practical treasure trove of climate lore will enlighten outdoorsmen, farmers, sailors, and anyone else who has ever wondered what a large halo around the moon means, why birds "sit it out" before a storm, and whether or not to take an umbrella when leaving the house.

Historic Rhode Island Farms

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Author: Robert A. Geake

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1625847467

Category: Social Science

Page: 144

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Dating back to the colonial era, the historic barns and outbuildings of Rhode Island have withstood the test of time. From the state's early barnyard taverns to the modern-day horse and dairy farms that populate rural Rhode Island, each of these buildings has a story to tell. In the mid-eighteenth century, the Narragansett planters bred horses on their farms in southern Rhode Island. Later, dairy farms sprang up across the region. Milking barns were built on the largest farms in the state, including the Theinhert Dairy Farm and Barn in Lincoln. Before the advent of electric trolleys, urban barns sheltered horses for early tramcar transportation. Each barn is a beloved reminder of the state's history. Join author Robert A. Geake as he explores the origins and evolution of Rhode Island's farms.

Eric Sloane's America

Paintings in Oil

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Author: Michael Wigley,Mimi Sloane

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048646525X

Category: Art

Page: 128

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Eric Sloane's evocative oils of America's landscape and material culture shimmer with immense historical and nostalgic appeal. This original hardcover collection gathers nearly a hundred of his finest paintings, with subjects ranging from New England to the American Southwest.

The Pennsylvania Weather Book

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Author: Ben Gelber

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813530567

Category: History

Page: 269

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The weather has always been a favorite topic of conversation. Undoubtedly, someone must have said to Noah, "I thought they said it was supposed to let up on Tuesday." Over a century ago, American essayist Charles Dudley Warner wrote in the HartfordCourant, "Everybody talks about the weather but nobody does anything about it." And now with the advent of the 24-hour Weather Channel and high-tech radar and satellite imagery, we have more information about the weather at our disposal than ever before. But what about weather in the past? Is the climate changing? Are the summers hotter now than ever before? Were winters colder when our grandparents were children? In The Pennsylvania Weather Book, meteorologist Ben Gelber provides the first comprehensive survey of 250 years of recorded weather in this state. He reports on noteworthy weather happenings by category (snowstorms, rainstorms, cold and heat waves, thunderstorms, and tropical storms) and places them in historical context. Throughout the book, Gelber clearly defines meteorological terms and explains what creates weather events. The book features appendices and tables containing useful references for average temperatures, precipitation, snowfall, and climate data. It also provides a brief history of the weather watchers who contributed to the state's meteorological records since the late eighteenth century. This volume will serve as a valuable resource for weather professionals, amateurs, and local enthusiasts alike.

A History of Mechanical Inventions

Revised Edition

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Author: Abbott Payson Usher

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486143597

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 480

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Updated classic explores importance of technological innovation in cultural and economic history of the West. Water wheels, clocks, printing, machine tools, more. "Without peer." — American Scientist.

History of the Later Roman Empire

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Author: J. B. Bury

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486143384

Category: History

Page: 512

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Volume 1 of classic history. One of the world's foremost historians chronicles the major forces and events in the history of the Western and Byzantine Empires from the death of Theodosius (A.D. 395) to the death of Justinian (A.D. 565).