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DR. FRED'S WEATHER WATCH: CREATE AND RUN YOUR OWN WEATHER STATION by Fred Bortz, Ph.D. with J. Marshall Shepherd, Ph.D. (McGraw-Hill, 2000, ages 10-up) Paperback, ISBN#0-07-134799-2.
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To Eliana and Elon,

May your lives be brightened with the sunshine of love.
May your minds be nourished by the gentle rain of wisdom.
May your courage be forged in the struggles of stormy days.
May your spirits soar on the breeze of Shalom.

Summary from publisher's catalog:
Few science writers are as child-friendly as Dr. Fred Bortz, whose previous books have been praised as "solid and intriguing (Booklist) and "fascinating and thought-provoking" (School Library Journal). Here he shows kids how to predict the weather in their own backyards -- using simple, inexpensive, self-built meteorological instruments that add up to a fully operational weather station. Based on a state science fair winner, this project can easily be adapted by weather-loving readers for their own school fairs. Or they can simply enjoy the book's wealth of fun weather facts, simple explanations of weather concepts, and additional guidance for online research.

Table of Contents

Preface: Who is Dr. Fred and Why Did He Write This Book?
Introduction: The Weather and You
Chapter 1: Measuring the Weather
Chapter 2: Air Pressure
Chapter 3: Temperature
Chapter 4: Air Movement
Chapter 5: Moisture in the Air
Chapter 6: Forecasting the Weather
Chapter 7: From Weather Watcher to Meteorologist

Meet co-author and NASA Meteorologist J. Marshall Shepherd, Ph.D.

USA Today "Measuring the weather" page, featuring Dr. Fred's Weather Watch.

Click here for updated weather links from the book

Click here for a sample from the Introduction (no illustrations)

Review in Science News magazine

Text copyright 2000 by Alfred B. Bortz, all rights reserved

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