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The Weather Book
The Weather Book

The Weather Book

Why It Happens and Where It Comes From



192 Pages, 5 x 8

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $15.99 (US $15.99) (CA $20.99)

Publication Date: July 2024

ISBN 9781789295900

Rights: US & CA

Michael O'Mara Books (Jul 2024)
Michael O'Mara

Not yet published. Ships 7/9/2024.


 A delightful miscellany of everything remotely meteorological

From exhilarating electrical storms to everyday drizzle, this book is the perfect entertaining guide to our favorite topic of small talk: the weather.

Our moods are affected by it; our plans are ruined by it; our conversations undoubtedly cover it – the weather is integral to our everyday lives. But while we groan at clouds obscuring the sun, rejoice when the rain stops, and gasp at loud cracks of thunder, for many of us the systems behind these weather patterns are a complete mystery.

The Weather Book breaks down all manner of meteorological phenomena with handy diagrams and explanations in simple layman’s terms. From electrical storms and cyclones to the everyday drizzle, and including fascinating anecdotes of weather at its most extreme, this is a practical and engaging guide to understanding all things meteorological.

If you’ve ever wondered which old wives tales you can actually trust (does lightning really only strike once?) or wondered if there is any truth to the phrase ‘raining cats and dogs’ (in reality it’s more likely to be raining frogs), this book will answer all your weather related queries and teach you more about this endlessly fascinating topic.


'A delightful miscellany... This great book will extend your knowledge on one of Britain's most talked about subjects' - The Times

'This lively book is packed with weather facts... Become your pub quiz expert on things meteorological' - BBC Country File Magazine

'A reminder of what nature is about, how it works, how plants and animals exist - without being too scientific' - The Countryman

Author Biography

Diana Craig is a writer, editor and artist with over 25 years’ experience in illustrated non-fiction and a degree in Fine Art. She has a keen interest in folklore, gardening, natural history, cookery and art. Her books include The Gardeners’ Book and The Weather Book, both published by Michael O’Mara Books.