Rain Later, Good

Painting the Shipping Forecast

Author: Peter Collyer

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408159007

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 3738

Rain Later, Good is the award winning story of Peter Collyer's extraordinary journey around the Shipping Forecast areas and has been a bestseller since first publication. The artist's brilliant and detailed paintings reproduced actual size, offer a series of images which help conjure up the most mythical locations, whilst his delightful idiosyncratic text provides a wealth of fascinating insights. He introduces us to the people who live and work in these areas, and passes on snippets of tantalising information to give a powerful impression of the place and convey a real feeling of being there. The beautiful paintings which come from Peter Collyer's travels truly capture the spirit of these wild and isolated spots. This is a book to be treasured, and its reissue will be welcomed by Peter's many admirers. 'A very remarkable painter. His work is simply stunning with an observed intensity which makes him very special indeed.' Chris Beetles in The Daily Telegraph 'The most delightful and unexpected book I've encountered this year... a wonderful book.' John Naughton, The Times

Rain Later, Good

Painting the Shipping Forecast

Author: Peter Collyer

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408178575

Category: Art

Page: 144

View: 5995

The award-winning story of Peter Collyer's unique journey around the shipping forecast areas, with fascinating text and beautiful paintings. Published for the first time in paperback, featuring new paintings.

The Shipping Forecast

A Miscellany

Author: Nic Compton

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473530288

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 363

The rhythmic lullaby of ‘North Utsire, South Utsire’ has been lulling the nation’s insomniacs to sleep for over 90 years. It has inspired songs, poetry and imaginations across the globe – as well as providing a very real service for the nation’s seafarers who might fall prey to storms and gales. It has inspired everyone from Seamus Heaney to Radiohead, and from Radio 4 announcers to the writers of Keeping Up Appearances. In 1995, a plan to move the late-night broadcast by just 12 minutes caused a national outcry and was ultimately scrapped. Published with Radio 4 and the Met Office, The Shipping Forecast is the official miscellany for seafarers and armchair travellers alike. It features fascinating facts alongside lyrics from Seamus Heaney, Carol Ann Duffy, Radiohead and more. From the places themselves – how they got their names, what’s happened there through the ages – to the poems and parodies that it’s inspired, this is a beautifully evocative tribute to one of Britain's – and Radio 4's – best-loved broadcasts.

Instant Weather Forecasting

You Can Predict the Weather

Author: Alan Watts

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472935373

Category: Nature

Page: 64

View: 7858

Instant Weather Forecasting has been a perennial bestseller since it was first published nearly 50 years ago. A brilliant concept, its winning formula of 24 clear colour photographs of cloud formations and their accompanying explanatory text enables the reader to read the sky, pick up the clues, and predict what the weather will do. This revised and updated 5th edition takes into account the new ways users can receive professional weather forecasts, factor them into their own cloud observations, and develop an even better understanding of how the weather will change. This bestselling gem of a book will continue to be invaluable to anyone participating in outdoor activities, from farming, gardening and walking to riding, golfing, flying, sailing, fishing - and of course holidaymakers.

And Now the Shipping Forecast

A Tide of History Around Our Shores

Author: Peter Jefferson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781906860615


Page: 256

View: 5337

This affectionate look at the revered British radio broadcast surveys the history and lore of the four-times daily announcements of weather reports and forecasts for the seas around the coasts of the British Isles. Written from the perspective of an announcer who read the on-air forecast for nearly 40 years, thisabook begins with the genesis of the forecast itself. This narrative spans from 19th-century inventions of the Beaufort wind scale andaFitzroy''s barometer and the founding of the British Meteorological Office to maritime codes, conventions, and traditions and life on the ocean wave. With a look at how technological progress has intervened in the collation, production, and transmission ofathe "Shipping Forecast," this book showsahow the broadcasts earned such a deep-rooted place in theaaudiences'' psyche."

OLIVIA and the Rain Dance

with audio recording

Author: N.A

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442447184

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

View: 6264

Check the forecast—then check it again! Olivia tries to control the weather in this Level 1 Ready-to-Read. In this Level 1 Ready-to-Read that’s based on an episode, Olivia, Ian, and Francine want to have a boat race in the pond. But the pond is all dried up! What they need, Olivia decides, is a good rainstorm….Can Olivia make it rain?

Rising Tide

The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America

Author: John M. Barry

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416563326

Category: Social Science

Page: 528

View: 1893

An American epic of science, politics, race, honor, high society, and the Mississippi River, Rising Tide tells the riveting and nearly forgotten story of the greatest natural disaster this country has ever known -- the Mississippi flood of 1927. The river inundated the homes of nearly one million people, helped elect Huey Long governor and made Herbert Hoover president, drove hundreds of thousands of blacks north, and transformed American society and politics forever. A New York Times Notable Book of the Year, winner of the Southern Book Critics Circle Award and the Lillian Smith Award.

Marine Weather Forecasting

Author: J. Frank Brumbaugh

Publisher: Bristol Fashion Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781892216229

Category: Nature

Page: 94

View: 4361

Have you ever listened to a weather forecast stating there may be a slight chance of showers but the rain is coming down so hard you are seriously considering a lifejacket while standing on the dock? During such times, one suggestion to the forecaster runs through everyone's mind: "Look out the window!!" That is certainly one of the most accurate methods to forecast the immediate weather. Everyone knows the look of the sky when a thunderstorm or squall is moving in, but few know how to determine what is in store more than a few hours ahead. Frank has taken the mystery out of weather forecasting in his book Marine Weather Forecasting. He explains how to tell more about the weather, for hours and days to come, than any broadcast. But you must know what to look for when you go on deck. The wind, clouds, moon and sun all tell the story and Frank explains how to read these signs. Anyone can understand Frank's detailed descriptions of forecasting and the illustrations add to the ease. Caution: After reading this book you may never rely on another broadcast report. Illustrated


The True Story of how Science Tamed the Weather

Author: Michael Ray Smith

Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group

ISBN: 1608320340

Category: Nature

Page: 286

View: 7325

From the heart of tornado alley, Smith takes us into the eye of America's most devastating storms and behind the scenes of some of the world's most renowned scientific institutions to uncover the relationship between mankind and the weather.

Look at the Sky and Tell the Weather

Author: Eric Sloane

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486433851

Category: Nature

Page: 89

View: 9314

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.

The Shipping Forecast Logbook

Author: Peter Collyer

Publisher: Adlard Coles

ISBN: 9780713670172

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 128

View: 6017

Peter Collyer's Rain Later, Good has been a bestseller since first publication. Now here is a wonderful deluxe gift logbook for all boaters based on the beautiful paintings from that book. With 4 logbook pages devoted to each shipping forecast area, and with fascinating background text to accompany each illustration, this logbook with its clearly laid out entry pages to record and detail each stage of the voyage will be a joy to complete. The Shipping Forecast Logbook will be a beautiful logbook to own, use and keep as a record of memorable voyages.

Freddy the Frogcaster

Author: Janice Dean

Publisher: Regnery Publishing

ISBN: 1621570843

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 7618

Freddy must use his knowledge about weather to save the town picnic after the town frogcaster does not report an approaching storm.

Attention All Shipping

A Journey Round the Shipping Forecast

Author: Charlie Connelly

Publisher: Abacus

ISBN: 0748131876

Category: Travel

Page: 384

View: 6111

This solemn, rhythmic intonation of the shipping forecast on BBC radio is as familiar as the sound of Big Ben chiming the hour. Since its first broadcast in the 1920s it has inspired poems, songs and novels in addition to its intended objective of warning generations of seafarers of impending storms and gales. Sitting at home listening to the shipping forecast can be a cosily reassuring experience. There's no danger of a westerly gale eight, veering southwesterly increasing nine later (visibility poor) gusting through your average suburban living room, blowing the Sunday papers all over the place and startling the cat. Yet familiar though the sea areas are by name, few people give much thought to where they are or what they contain. In ATTENTION ALL SHIPPING Charlie Connelly wittily explores the places behind the voice, those mysterious regions whose names seem often to bear no relation to conventional geography. Armchair travel will never be the same again.

And Now, The Weather...

A celebration of our national obsession

Author: Alison Maloney

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473530989

Category: Nature

Page: 224

View: 7315

Along with the fine art of queuing and proper tea, talking about the weather is the essence of Britishness. We’re all a little bit obsessed by it. Will it snow this Christmas? Was this year really the warmest on record? And where on earth did ‘raining cats and dogs’ come from? According to recent research, 94% of British people admit to having discussed the weather in the past six hours, while 38% say they have in the past 60 minutes. Since Records Began is an almanac, a miscellany, and a celebration of our most famous obsession. Including beautiful illustrations, maps and line drawings, Since Records Began is a perfect gift for the cloudspotter in your life. Features include: - The Lore of Weather – myths, legends and old wives tales about the weather. - Lost in Translation – Colloquial names for weather around the country, from Custard Winds to Mizzle. - Extreme Weather – Bizarre events in the history of British Weather including red rain and a downpour of frogs and fish. - Plus tables showing record breaking sunshine, wind speed, rainfall, heat etc.

Weather: an Illustrated History

From Cloud Atlases to Climate Change

Author: Andrew Revkin,Lisa Mechaley

Publisher: Sterling

ISBN: 9781454921400


Page: 224

View: 9089

Colorful and captivating, Weather An Illustrated History traces the history of weather and meteorology from prehistory to today's headlines in accessible, bite-sized stories. The descriptions touch on such varied topics as Earth's first atmosphere, the physics of rainbows, Groundhog Day, the Year Without Summer, our increasingly strong hurricanes, and climate diplomacy from Rio to Paris. Written by award-winning environmental writer Andrew Revkin, this is a groundbreaking illustrated book that chronologically traces the evolution of weather forecasting and climate science.


Author: David Wiesner

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395727676

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 5034

While her third-grade classmates are sprouting seeds in paper cups, Holly has a more ambitious, innovative science project in mind.

Solar System Forecast

Author: Kelly Kizer Whitt,Laurie Allen Klein

Publisher: Arbordale Pub

ISBN: 9781607185239

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 6269

Describes the weather conditions space travelers might expect throughout the solar system, including on the Sun, on each of the planets, on Saturn's moon Titan, and on the dwarf planet Pluto.


An Artist's View of Britain's Islands

Author: Peter Collyer

Publisher: Adlard Coles Nautical Press

ISBN: 9780713671766

Category: Art

Page: 160

View: 395

From the author and illustrator of the bestselling Rain Later, Good comesthis wonderful new book, guaranteed to captivate the casual reader.From St Michael's Mount to the Shetland Isles and from Lundy andAnglesea to the Farne Islands, Britain's islands have everything tooffer: from mountain, moor, and lake, to suburb, prison, wildlifesanctuary and thriving hub of local industry. Peter Collyer draws the reader along his enchanting path, invitingus to share, via his paintings, the many breathtaking sights and enjoythe fascinating stories he uncovers during his visits. This is a uniquebook, which will delight his many followers and win over a whole newgroup of devotees.

The Rain in Portugal


Author: Billy Collins

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0399588302

Category: Poetry

Page: 128

View: 8830

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins comes a twelfth collection of poetry offering over fifty new poems that showcase the generosity, wit, and imaginative play that prompted The Wall Street Journal to call him “America’s favorite poet.” The Rain in Portugal—a title that admits he’s not much of a rhymer—sheds Collins’s ironic light on such subjects as travel and art, cats and dogs, loneliness and love, beauty and death. His tones range from the whimsical—“the dogs of Minneapolis . . . / have no idea they’re in Minneapolis”—to the elegiac in a reaction to the death of Seamus Heaney. A student of the everyday, Collins here contemplates a weather vane, a still life painting, the calendar, and a child lost at a beach. His imaginative fabrications have Shakespeare flying comfortably in first class and Keith Richards supporting the globe on his head. By turns entertaining, engaging, and enlightening, The Rain in Portugal amounts to another chorus of poems from one of the most respected and familiar voices in the world of American poetry. Praise for The Rain in Portugal “Nothing in Billy Collins’s twelfth book . . . is exactly what readers might expect, and that’s the charm of this collection.”—The Washington Post “This new collection shows [Collins] at his finest. . . . Certain to please his large readership and a good place for readers new to Collins to begin.”—Library Journal “Disarmingly playful and wistfully candid.”—Booklist

The 9/11 Commission Report

Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States

Author: N.A

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 0160891809

Category: Political Science

Page: 587

View: 8232

This edition has been designated as the only official U.S. Government edition of the 9-11 Commission’s Final Report. It provides a full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks, including preparedness for and the immediate response to the attacks. It also includes recommendations designed to guard against future attacks.