Eric Sloane s Weather Book

Eric Sloane s Weather Book Author Eric Sloane
ISBN-10 9780486443577
Year 2005-10-28
Pages 90
Language en
Publisher Courier Corporation
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"Amateur weather forecasters (which includes just about everyone) will find this volume an informative and entertaining account of the why and how of the weather." — The Nation In simple language, Eric Sloane explains the whys and wherefores of weather and weather forecasting — and does it in a style that's universally appealing. With humor and common sense shining through in a book that's also lively and informative, Sloane shows readers how to predict the weather by "reading" such natural phenomena as winds, skies, and animal sounds. This beautifully illustrated and practical treasure trove of climate lore will enlighten outdoorsmen, farmers, sailors, and anyone else who has ever wondered what a large halo around the moon means, why birds "sit it out" before a storm, and whether or not to take an umbrella when leaving the house.

Eric Sloane s Book of Storms

Eric Sloane s Book of Storms Author Eric Sloane
ISBN-10 9780486451008
Year 2006
Pages 109
Language en
Publisher Courier Corporation
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What triggers a tornado? What can you see in the eye of a hurricane? What's the difference between a thunderbolt and a thunderclap? Popular author and artist Eric Sloane proves why weather is something best understood by seeing it. His illustrated book shows weather "happening." In fact, there's not a sunny page in it—nothing but cyclonic storms, whirlwinds, waterspouts, lightning bolts, and other fascinating, weather-related topics. More than seventy pages of drawings and diagrams make the weather come alive in a book that examines everything from storm mechanisms and cold fronts to the birth of a thunderhead. A valuable resource for learning more about everyone's favorite topic for conversation and speculation, Eric Sloane—the "Weather Wizard"—has the countryman's simple and natural comprehension to give substance to his scientific and artistic insights. What especially distinguishes this volume from his other books on the subject is the focus on a detailed treatment of the more spectacular and destructive elements of weather phenomena. His belief is that if this book "gets one to look upward more often, it will have accomplished a purpose."

Look at the Sky and Tell the Weather

Look at the Sky and Tell the Weather Author Eric Sloane
ISBN-10 0486433854
Year 2004-03-01
Pages 89
Language en
Publisher Courier Corporation
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Takes the reader on a voyage of discovery as the author traces a single mass of air traveling from the Canadian Rockies to the northeastern United States.

Weather Almanac

Weather Almanac Author Eric Sloane
ISBN-10 9780486491035
Year 2013-07-17
Pages 249
Language en
Publisher Courier Corporation
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This single-volume combination of Eric Sloane's Almanac and Weather Forecaster and Folklore of American Weather offers a fascinating source of forecasting tips based on wind, clouds, the moon, and other natural phenomena. Sloane relates each month to typical weather conditions, highlighting his observations with 135 drawings that form nostalgic evocations of old-time America.

A Reverence for Wood

A Reverence for Wood Author Eric Sloane
ISBN-10 9780486433943
Year 2004-02-18
Pages 112
Language en
Publisher Courier Corporation
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This book underscores the important role that wood has played in the development of American life and culture. Covering such topics as the aesthetics of wood, wooden implements, and carpentry, Sloane remarks expansively and with affection on the resourcefulness of Early Americans in their use of this precious commodity.

The Seasons of America Past

The Seasons of America Past Author Eric Sloane
ISBN-10 9780486442204
Year 2005-03
Pages 150
Language en
Publisher Courier Corporation
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Seventy-five illustrations depict cider mills and presses, sleds, pumps, stump-pulling equipment, plows, and other elements of America's rural heritage. A section of old recipes and household hints adds additional color.

Skies and the Artist

Skies and the Artist Author Eric Sloane
ISBN-10 9780486451022
Year 2006
Pages 48
Language en
Publisher Courier Corporation
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Eric Sloane always asserted that "Drawing clouds and sky is an important part of art study," pointing out that nearly every great picture features sky space. With this intelligent and insightful primer, he sets out to help art students master the art of painting the heavens. One of the first books of its kind, Sloane's guide to drawing clouds and sunsets does much more than teach you how to draw. Before the sketching even begins, he describes various kinds of clouds — cumulus, stratus, cirrus, and other formations — and offers homespun techniques that add texture and realism to cloud illustrations. Also discussed and illustrated are skies as accessories and basic subject matter within a sketch, the shape and anatomy of clouds, moods and shadows in cloud formations, and incorporating clouds within a sunset.

The Little Red Schoolhouse

The Little Red Schoolhouse Author Eric Sloane
ISBN-10 9780486139258
Year 2012-11-13
Pages 48
Language en
Publisher Courier Corporation
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Harkening back to a time when the three Rs stood for reading, 'riting, and religion, Sloane's sketchbook explores the history of early American schools. Includes marvelous illustrations of one-room New England schoolhouses, desks, and benches.

For Spacious Skies

For Spacious Skies Author Eric Sloane
ISBN-10 9780486450971
Year 1978
Pages 79
Language en
Publisher Courier Corporation
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The finest "cloudscape" painter of his generation, Eric Sloane enjoyed traveling back in time to explore how early American farmers interpreted and embraced weather signs. Examining old records, he learned that most farmers kept daily weather reports, which they referred to year after year to help them decide when to plant, harvest, and perform other farm chores. Combining elements of meteorology and Americana, this book features dozens of Sloane's excellent black-and-white illustrations and sixteen splendid full-color paintings. They complement a text about American weather, and in particular, American skies--from Vermont's swirling clouds and Florida thunderheads to New Mexico cloudscapes and Maine fogs. "You can almost tell where you are by looking upward," he says. In this unique book, he explains why.

The Cracker Barrel

The Cracker Barrel Author Eric Sloane
ISBN-10 9780486441016
Year 2005-02
Pages 110
Language en
Publisher Courier Corporation
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With words both wise and droll — along with his inimitable line drawings — Sloane re-creates the flavor of the country store in all its delightful moods: as a meetinghouse, a public forum, and an entertainment center. Sage opinions on everything from the American necktie, almanacs, and capitalism to "the good old days." 55 illustrations.

Eric Sloane s America

Eric Sloane s America Author Michael Wigley
ISBN-10 9780486465258
Year 2009-08-21
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Courier Corporation
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Eric Sloane's evocative oils of America's landscape and material culture shimmer with immense historical and nostalgic appeal. This original hardcover collection gathers nearly a hundred of his finest paintings, with subjects ranging from New England to the American Southwest.

Our Vanishing Landscape

Our Vanishing Landscape Author Eric Sloane
ISBN-10 9780486436784
Year 2004-10
Pages 107
Language en
Publisher Courier Corporation
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This book takes readers on a leisurely journey through a bygone era with fascinating accounts of canals, corduroy roads, and turnpikes, waterwheels and icehouses, colorful road signs and their painters, circus folk, and more. Brimming with anecdotes about people and the times, this delightful narrative remains a milestone of Americana. 81 black-and-white illustrations.

A Museum of Early American Tools

A Museum of Early American Tools Author Eric Sloane
ISBN-10 9780486463032
Year 2008
Pages 108
Language en
Publisher Courier Corporation
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This delightful evocation of simpler times and the tools that built America has always held a special place in the hearts of lovers of Americana and Yankee ingenuity. Now available in a handsome hardcover gift edition, this engaging, informative book features 184 of the author's inimitable drawings.

Return to Taos

Return to Taos Author Eric Sloane
ISBN-10 IND:39000005643924
Year 1982
Pages 80
Language en
Publisher Hastings House Pub
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Describes the author's 1925 trip across the U.S. to Taos, New Mexico and how the same route had changed thirty-five years later