Canada's Weather: The Climate that Shapes a Nation

by Chris Clair

Firefly Books | October 2, 2012 | Hardcover

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A comprehensive guide to weather phenomena in Canada.

Canada''s Weather explores the fascinating science and history of Canada''s weather from coast to coast to coast.

Written by the Weather Network''s popular weekend man, Chris St. Clair, it''s organized in four seasonal sections and by Canada''s distinct weather regions: the West Coast, the North, the Prairies, Ontario and Quebec, and the Atlantic region.

A total of 46 scientific illustrations complement St. Clair''s careful and basic explanations of the universal principles of weather, and there are 197 photographs that show the power and beauty of Canada''s weather reality.

With a unique perspective, St. Clair gives the full forecast on Canada''s meteorological state of affairs, including:

  • The progression of weather from east to west
  • Extreme weather events
  • Large-scale and small-scale weather events
  • How Canadians have turned the weather to their advantage
  • How geography and topography affect weather
  • Tools of weather watching, measurement and forecasting
  • Climate change
  • Facts, trivia, proverbs and quotes about weather.


Canada''s Weather is a fascinating reference to Canadian weather phenomena for home, office or school.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 232 pages, 11 × 9 × 0.81 in

Published: October 2, 2012

Publisher: Firefly Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1554073383

ISBN - 13: 9781554073382

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Canada's Weather: The Climate that Shapes a Nation

by Chris Clair

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 232 pages, 11 × 9 × 0.81 in

Published: October 2, 2012

Publisher: Firefly Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1554073383

ISBN - 13: 9781554073382

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Foreword Our Obsession With the Weather by David Phillips Canadians have always been interested in and concerned about the weather. Weather has shaped our geography and history, our character and folklore. Weather goes to the heart of our identity as Canadians. It''s our birthright, our passion, our national soap opera. Talking about the weather is one of our great national pastimes -- well ahead of politics and hockey. Canadians discuss the weather going up or down the elevator, across the backyard fence, at home, at work and on the Internet. Weather is a safe topic of conversation, a way to avoid difficult or controversial subjects. We talk eagerly to friends and strangers alike about black ice and blizzards and in turn listen intently to their stories of frozen pipes and frostbite. "How long did it take you to get home last night?" "How much did your heating bill cost last winter?" "How thick was the ice on your windshield this morning?" Canadians love and hate the weather (sometimes at the same time!) -- and everyone wants to know what it''s going to do tomorrow. We have a profound respect for and a passionate interest in meteorology, not because we talk about it more than any other subject but because it''s so important to us -- always has been and always will be. Part of the appeal of weather is that it is real. No subject compares to weather for its pervasiveness. No other factor, except perhaps our health, looms larger in our daily lives and so directly affects our ac
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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgement and Dedication

Our Obsession With the Weather

1 A Land for All Seasons

2 How the Weather Works

3 The Seasons

Spring

Summer

Autumn

Winter



4 Weather Watching

5 Canadian Weather Disasters

6 Climate Change

Index

Photo Credits

From the Publisher

A comprehensive guide to weather phenomena in Canada.

Canada''s Weather explores the fascinating science and history of Canada''s weather from coast to coast to coast.

Written by the Weather Network''s popular weekend man, Chris St. Clair, it''s organized in four seasonal sections and by Canada''s distinct weather regions: the West Coast, the North, the Prairies, Ontario and Quebec, and the Atlantic region.

A total of 46 scientific illustrations complement St. Clair''s careful and basic explanations of the universal principles of weather, and there are 197 photographs that show the power and beauty of Canada''s weather reality.

With a unique perspective, St. Clair gives the full forecast on Canada''s meteorological state of affairs, including:

  • The progression of weather from east to west
  • Extreme weather events
  • Large-scale and small-scale weather events
  • How Canadians have turned the weather to their advantage
  • How geography and topography affect weather
  • Tools of weather watching, measurement and forecasting
  • Climate change
  • Facts, trivia, proverbs and quotes about weather.


Canada''s Weather is a fascinating reference to Canadian weather phenomena for home, office or school.

About the Author

Chris St. Clair is a popular weather forecaster at the Weather Network on cable TV.

by Chris St. Clair

Editorial Reviews

The amazing coverage of topics, the photographs, diagrams and maps contribute to an entertaining and informative book.
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