Richard Zurawski’s Book of Maritime Weather
Author: Richard Zurawski
Publisher: Pottersfield Press
Richard Zurawski’s Book of Maritime Weather is a compendium of fascinating weather facts, myths, climatological oddities, weather science, folklore and observations of the diverse and oftentimes frustrating topic of Canadian Maritime weather. Whether you just like to watch the clouds go by or if you are a serious student of meteorology, there is plenty to entertain you in this volume.
There’s virtually everything here you’d like to know about the how and why of our regional weather. What makes our weather the way it is? What drives this ceaseless cycle of hot and cold, dry and wet? Zurawski brings the reader up to date on the modern science of forecasting but also includes historical perspectives about the weather before people made the study of weather into a science. Folklore, myths and anecdotes from days past are included with the modern facts and records of our climate. Weather sayings are not only presented, but scrutinized for their basis and value. Before the days of the super-computer and Environment Canada, the sea-bound skipper was the forecaster of his era and his innate and intimate knowledge of Maritime weather shifts could mean the difference between life and death.
Even with the aid of computers, satellites and ultra modern communications, the weather is still as much an art as it is a science. Zurawski’s Book of Maritime Weather taps the wisdom of the past and the present to give a holistic view of the fascinating and sometimes bizarre world of Maritime weather.
|ISBN associated with this title:||9781895900897|
|Published on||June 12 2007|
|Dimensions||9(in) x 6(in)|