Paperback. Pub Date :2005-12-07 Pages: 90 Language: English Publisher: Dover Publications In simple language. Eric Sloane explains the whys and wherefores of weather and weather forecasting - and does it in a style thats universally appealing.With humor and common sense shining through in a book thats 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.