Eric Sloane's Weather Almanac

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Voyageur Press, 2005 - Nature - 247 pages
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Voyageur Press is proud to publish this new edition of Eric Sloane’s classic folksy history of American weather. Combining two Sloane books, "Eric Sloane’s Almanac and Weather Forecaster" (1955) and "Folklore of American Weather" (1963), this omnibus is filled with traditional weather sayings and beliefs. In "Eric Sloane’s Weather Almanac," readers will learn forecasting tips such as which winds bring what kinds of weather, how to ""read"" clouds, how to foretell the weather by the moon, and more. Also included is fun climate lore such as old-time sayings about when sap is running and why you should dig your well where lightning has struck. One hundred thirty-five of Sloane’s drawings clarify and enhance the text of this entertaining and informative book by one of the most popular recorders of American history. Before Eric Sloane (1905-1985) became famous for paintings and books, he was one of the top weather experts in the United States and wrote several books on the subject for the U.S. Navy.

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Eric Sloane (1905-1985) was known in the 1960s and 1970s as a popular, Norman Rockwell-like illustrator and folklorist. Eric Sloane was one of the top weather experts in the country. He prepared weather models for the U.S. Navy and designed the Hall of Atmosphere for the American Museum of Natural History. Equally noted as a painter, Mr. Sloane exhibited in many galleries. Feeling that the sky was a subject generally ignored by most artists, he did many paintings of skies and clouds, and tried to fill the gap in technical books on painting with his book "Skies and the Artist." Mr. Sloan also wrote and illustrated many articles on sailing and flying as well as on weather.

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