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What Does Rain Smell Like?

100 Fascinating Questions on the Wild Ways of the Weather

Simon King Clare Nasir



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BLINK Publishing
03 December 2019
Mathematics & Sciences; Weather
Why doesn't rain fall all at once? Can technology change the track of a hurricane? What's the weather like on other planets? Meteorologists Simon King and Clare Nasir reveal the captivating ways the weather works, from exploring incredible weather phenomenon (how are rainbows formed?), expertly breaking down our knowledge of the elements (could we harness the power of lightning?) to explaining the significance of weather in history (has the weather ever started a war?) and importantly discussing the future of weather (could climate modification save the planet?) In What Does Rain Smell Like? Simon and Clare uncover the thrilling science behind a subject that affects us all. They unearth and analyse all aspects of the weather and how it changes our lives through answering all of our most burning questions about the world around us.
By:   Simon King, Clare Nasir
Imprint:   BLINK Publishing
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 222mm,  Width: 144mm,  Spine: 32mm
Weight:   442g
ISBN:   9781788702096
ISBN 10:   1788702093
Pages:   352
Publication Date:   03 December 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Simon King is a meteorologist and currently presents the weather on BBC TV news, radio and online. He created, produced and co-presented the BBC podcast Under the Weather with Clare Nasir. Simon was previously an operational meteorologist for the Met Office and part of a specialist forecasting unit with the Royal Air Force. Having trained as an RAF reserve officer, he was deployed with the military on operations to the Middle East where he provided crucial weather data and forecasts. He has a postgraduate and undergraduate degree in Meteorology from the University of Reading and is a self-confessed weather nut! Clare Nasir is a Meteorologist with a BSc in Maths and Oceanography. She currently presents the weather for Channel 5 and has over 20 years of weather forecast experience - previously presented on ITV, BBC and GMTV. Clare has co-presented the acclaimed documentary series Fierce Earth for CBBC, written a regular weather-related column for The Huffington Post and co-presented with Simon King the BBC podcast Under the Weather. She has written 5 children's books and lives in Cheshire with her husband, BBC Radio 6 Music DJ, Chris Hawkins and daughter Sienna.

Reviews for What Does Rain Smell Like?: 100 Fascinating Questions on the Wild Ways of the Weather

Clear, succinct and engaging answers to every question you could ask about the weather. * Gavin Pretor-Pinney, author of The Cloudspotter's Guide *

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