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DR. FRED'S WEATHER WATCH: CREATE AND RUN YOUR OWN WEATHER STATION
by Fred Bortz, Ph.D. and J. Marshall Shepherd, Ph.D.

(McGraw-Hill, 2000) Paperback, ISBN#0-07-134799-2.

Updated and reissued as an eBook by StarWalk Kids Media in 2014



Unfortunately, StarWalk Kids has gone out of business. We are working to make the reissued book available again in both eBook and print-on-demand editions, including a German eBook translation. Stay tuned!

Order Print-On-Demand Paperback from Amazon.com marketplace sellers, including me under the name "papafreddie.".

Kindle ebook cover auf Deutsch.

SUGGESTION: The eBook versions will be quite inexpensive and versatile, but many will find the print version to be more useful when doing the project. When available, BUY BOTH!

coverClick here to shop for the 2000 print edition.


Dedication:

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.
--F.B.

To Arissa, Anderson, and all future "weather weenies" like me.
--J.M.S.

Summary from original 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 (from original book)
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 noted meteorologist J. Marshall Shepherd, Ph.D.

Click here for updated weather links from the book

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

Review in Science News magazine


The perfect companion volume to Dr. Fred's Weather Watch is this five-year weather diary. It's far more than just a log book and ideal for any readers who plan to use Weather Watch as the starting point of a science fair project. Click the link or cover for more information.


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