Discover the amazing world of freak weather with this incredible collection of truly breathtaking weather phenomena from the Met Office and the author of Extraordinary Clouds, Richard Hamblyn.
‘The weather is a very British obsession,’ explains Rob Varley, Met Office Operations and Services Director in the book’s forward. ‘In fact, I’d say that’s an understatement. The ‘great British weather’, as it’s known to many in this country, is part of the fabric of our nation – a natural force that binds us together. But as the striking photographs in this book attest, the weather in all its guises equally fascinates people around the world.’
Extraordinary Weather (ISBN 9781446301913; RRP £9.99) presents a beautiful and dramatic visual exhibition of the perpetually changing sky, bringing us closer to the natural world. Discover the world’s most altering climate and its affects all around us. Explore weather events on a larger scale through powerful satellite imagery, and learn of unusual and out of the ordinary weather phenomena considered to unbelievable until you’ve seen it with your own eyes.
Six themed chapters of the book explore storms and tempests, ice and snow, heat and drought, atmospherics, strange phenomena and man made weather revealed through some of the most visually stunning and intriguing photographs and satellite images seen yet. Each stunning photograph is accompanied by commentary by the award-winning science writer, Richard Hamblyn, whose intelligent and informative explanations make the science behind these extraordinary events accessible and entertaining.
Richard Hamblyn is the author of The Cloud Book (2008), Extraordinary Clouds (2009) and The Invention of Clouds (2002), which won the LA Times Book Prize and was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize. He is currently Writer in Residence at the Environment Institute, University College London.
Extraordinary Weather: Wonders of the atmosphere from dust storms to lightning strikes (ISBN 9781446301913; RRP £9.99) is available from David & Charles publishers in April 2012.