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The Weather Book

Publication Date: 30/11/2011

Price: £1.99

ISBN: 9781843178422


About the Book

The Weather Book is a delightful miscellany of everything remotely meteorological. Jam-packed with enlightening facts, practical diagrams and clear explanations about weather phenomena and why they form.

– Weather systems – from electrical storms, heat waves and hail to cyclones and the good-old drizzle
– Incredible tales of weather at its most extreme – from the wild winds of the world, such as the Habob, which brings sandstorms to north Sudan, to the hottest spots on Earth, including the Lut Desert in Iran, which gets to a scorching 70.7ºC
– Old-school weather wisdom – 'Red sky at night, shepherds delight'.

Refresh your memory from long forgotten school lessons and extend your knowledge on one the most talked about subjects.

About the Author

Diana Craig is a writer, editor and artist with over 25 years’ experience in illustrated non-fiction and a degree in Fine Art. She has a keen interest in Folklore, gardening, natural history, cookery and art. Her books include The Gardeners’ Book and The Weather Book, both published by Michael O’Mara Books.


  • 'A delightful miscellany... This great book will extend your knowledge on one of Britain's most talked about subjects', The Times
  • 'This lively book is packed with weather facts... Become your pub quiz expert on things meteorological', BBC Country File Magazine
  • 'A reminder of what nature is about, how is works, how plants and animals exist - without being too scientific', The Countryman