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Understanding weather and the environment

Author: Caroline Fortin; Stésphane Batigne; Käthe Roth
Publisher: Montreal : Québec Amérique, 2007.
Series: Visual Guides.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
International, QA.
Understanding Weather and the Environment.
Montreal : Les Editions Quebec Amerique, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Caroline Fortin; Stésphane Batigne; Käthe Roth
ISBN: 9782764408933 2764408935
OCLC Number: 849918189
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (128 pages) : illustrations (some color), color maps.
Contents: ""Table of Contents""; ""Earth�s atmosphere""; ""The atmosphere""; ""Atmospheric pressure""; ""The movement of air masses""; ""Winds""; ""Prevailing winds""; ""Local winds""; ""Tornadoes""; ""The power of tornadoes""; ""Precipitation""; ""Humidity""; ""Clouds""; ""Identifying clouds""; ""Precipitation""; ""Types of precipitation""; ""Dew and fog""; ""Rainbows""; ""Thunderstorms""; ""Lightning and thunder""; ""The birth of a cyclone""; ""Inside a cyclone""; ""Life and death of a cyclone""; ""Meteorology""; ""Measurement instruments""; ""Measuring the temperature""; ""Balloons and radar"" ""Geostationary satellites""""Polar-orbiting satellites""; ""Weather maps""; ""Reading a weather map""; ""Earth�s climates""; ""The seasonal cycle""; ""Climates of the world""; ""Desert climates""; ""Tropical climates""; ""Polar climates""; ""Temperate climates""; ""El Niño and La Niña""; ""The consequences of El Niño and La Niña""; ""The environment""; ""The biosphere""; ""Ecosystems""; ""Soil""; ""The water cycle""; ""The carbon and oxygen cycles""; ""The phosphorus and nitrogen cycles""; ""The greenhouse effect""; ""Global warming""; ""The ozone layer""; ""Sources of air pollution"" ""The effects of air pollution""""Acid rain""; ""Sources of water pollution""; ""Water pollution""; ""Treatment of wastewater""; ""Soil pollution""; ""Desertification""; ""Nuclear waste""; ""Pollution of the food chains""; ""Selective sorting of waste""; ""Recycling""; ""Glossary""; ""Index""; ""Photo credits""
Series Title: Visual Guides.
Responsibility: [editorial director, Caroline Fortin ; writers, Stésphane Batigne [and others] ; translation, Käthe Roth].

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