Release on 1989-01-09 | by Jim Duncan,Louis D. Rubin, Sr.
A Unique Way to Predict the Weather Accurately and Easily by Reading the Clouds
Author: Jim Duncan,Louis D. Rubin, Sr.
Pubpsher: Algonquin Books
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
The Weather Wizard's Cloud Book offers a foolproof three-step system for predicting the weather. With amazing accuracy, this simple system can account for swiftly changing local weather developments more effectively than weather maps or official area forecasts, which are issued well in advance of weather conditions. Includes more than 120 photographs.
Release on 2005-08 | by Mary Hunt,Jim Duncan,Louis D Rubin Sr
Author: Mary Hunt,Jim Duncan,Louis D Rubin Sr
Pubpsher: Workman Publishing
A handy, fact-filled way to track the weather year by year. Perfect for budding scientists or grown-up fishermen, gardeners, pilots, sailors, campers and weather buffs of all kinds. Full color. Wire-o-bound.
Louis Rubin's people on his father's side were odd, inscrutable, and remarkable. In contrast to his mother's family, who were "normal, good people devoid of mystery," the ways of the Rubins both puzzled and attracted him. In My Father's People, Rubin tells "as best I can about them all -- my father, his three brothers, and his three sisters." It is a searching, sensitive story of Americanization, assimilation, and the displacement -- and survival -- of a religious heritage. Born between 1888 and 1902 in Charleston, South Carolina, their father an immigrant Russian Jew, the Rubin children suffered dire poverty, humiliation, and separation when their parents became incapacitated. Three of the boys were sent to the Hebrew Orphans' Home in Atlanta for several years. Yet the sons all managed to build long, productive, even notable lives and livelihoods, becoming, variously, a newspaper editor, Broadway playwright and Hollywood screenwriter, businessman, and -- in the case of Rubin's father -- a far-famed long-range weather prognosticator. Private people, reticent to discuss their painful early years, the Rubins were not easily knowable. Still, the author draws a strikingly candid portrait of each, using memories, stories, keen insight, and broad empathy -- fascinating character studies full of individual propensities and peculiarities that together reveal the wider family resemblance. Although the Rubins were mostly nonreligious as adults, their family's rabbinical tradition and their experience as southern Jews were key to their vocational fervor and the lives they made for themselves. "They were Americans, and they were Jews," Rubin concludes. "These were enough." Told with Louis Rubin's signature eloquence and wit, My Father's People is a testimony to the courage of immigrant southern Jews and their gifts to their chosen country.
Fascinating Information Details the History, Design, Use and Future Development of Six Types of Satellites Currently Orbiting Our Planet Since the launch of the Soviet satellite Sputnik in 1957, space has been considered the latest--and perhaps final--frontier of exploration, research, espionage, and even warfare. Forty-five years after the Soviets placed the small, beeping metal ball into orbit, there are now thousands of satellites orbiting our planet with very specialized jobs. Some of them, like earth imaging satellites, photograph Earth in order to track environmental changes. Others, like communications satellites, connect the peoples of the world together in an ever faster and tighter web of radio, television, cell phone, and computer connections. Some gaze outward to explore the darkest mysteries of deep space, while others gaze down on Earth to reveal the most shadowy secrets of our enemies. The Library of Satellites examines in detail some of the most intriguing, sophisticated, and technologically advanced satellites orbiting Earth. With the advent of satellites in the 1960s, scientists have been able to move closer to their goal of providing instant real-time weather observations and accurate forecasts based on complete coverage of global weather systems. Before the widespread use of satellites, the weather conditions over many remote areas and expanses of ocean were unknown, and our picture of how weather circulates around the planet was incomplete. Today we are able to understand how a weather system ten thousand miles away will ultimately affect us, thanks to these images from space.
Release on 1994 | by Ronald L. Wagner,Bill Adler (Jr.)
Your One-stop Resource for Everything You Need to Feed Your Weather Habit
Author: Ronald L. Wagner,Bill Adler (Jr.)
An amazing compilation of resources and gadgetry, where to buy them, as well as a complete primer on the science of weather forecasting. Included is information on rainfall, clouds, storms, record temperatures, world weather patterns, and a seemingly endless array of additional weather topics, completely updated with this new edition. Of interest to farmers, pilots, students or anyone wishing to understand more about the weather and prediction. New features in this revision are: -- international information, such as temperature records, wind patterns, etc., that were not previously included; -- interviews with tornado watchers and other weather professionals who outline their most memorable experiences.