2012-10-16

A Thaw Foretold

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  • Full Title : A Thaw Foretold
  • Author : ,
  • Publisher : Biblioasis
  • ISBN Code : 1927428505
  • Pages : 80
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  • Language : English
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Written between one January and the next, A Thaw Foretold is a passionate exploration of themes that are as timeless and recurrent as the seasons. In language that is both precisely vivid and particular, embracing both colloquial directness and formal elegance, the poems confront the elementals of love and loss, mortality and remembrance.


2008-09-30

The Lily Pond

By Mike Barnes
  • Full Title : The Lily Pond
  • Author : Mike Barnes
  • Publisher : Biblioasis
  • ISBN Code : 1897231792
  • Pages : 192
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  • Language : English
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A memoir that chronicles unflinchingly the destructiveness of bipolar disorder - an illness that infiltrates thinking, feeling and acting in ways that change the very fabric of identity, of the life story one is telling oneself; however, The Lily Pond is equally searching in its exploration of the psyche's resources in healing and reknitting that story.


2012-05-29

The Reasonable Ogre

By Mike Barnes
  • Full Title : The Reasonable Ogre
  • Author : Mike Barnes
  • Publisher : Biblioasis
  • ISBN Code : 1926845455
  • Pages : 200
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  • Language : English
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"The Reasonable Ogre is a marvel, and a tribute to the power of story. The illustrations and language are so entwined as to be inseparable, and they cast a beautiful spell. Mike Barnes is a real fairy-tale creature."—Kate Bernheimer, author of Horse, Flower, Bird In the world of The Reasonable Ogre, magic is nothing if not paradoxical. Ogres can indeed be reasonable, prisons may prove porous, gifts often come disguised as curses, and springs gone dry are only waiting to resurface. At once comic and moving, troubling and restorative, Mike Barnes’s original stories are here to remind us that fairy tales aren’t about the happily-ever-after: they’re about the strange detours we take trying to get there. With seventy drawings from the striking brush of Segbingway. Mike Barnes is the author of The Lily Pond: A Memoir of Madness, Memory, Myth, and Metamorphosis, two novels, two volumes of poetry, and two short fiction collections. Segbingway is an artist who lives in Toronto.


2008-04-30

Jailbreaks

By Zachariah Wells
  • Full Title : Jailbreaks
  • Author : Zachariah Wells
  • Publisher : Biblioasis
  • ISBN Code : 1926845722
  • Pages : 160
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  • Language : English
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In 1910 Lawrence J. Burpee published an anthology of 100 Canadian Sonnets. Poet and critic Zachariah Wells figured it was high time for an update on that dusty tome. In Jailbreaks, Wells has gathered 99 of his favourite sonnets written by Canadians, from the 19th century to the present day.


2018-09-25

The Canadian Short Story

By John Metcalf
  • Full Title : The Canadian Short Story
  • Author : John Metcalf
  • Publisher : Biblioasis
  • ISBN Code : 177196085X
  • Pages : 320
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  • Language : English
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No other person has done more to celebrate and encourage the short story in Canada than John Metcalf. For more than five decades he has worked tirelessly as editor, anthologist, writer, critic, and teacher to help shape our understanding of the form and what it can do. The long-time editor of the yearly Best Canadian Stories anthology, as well as a fiction editor at some of the pre-eminent literary presses in the country for more than forty years, he has worked to support and champion several generations of our best writers. Literature in Canada would be far less without his efforts. Sifting through a lifetime of reading, writing, and thinking about the short story in this country, and where it fits within the larger currents of world literature, Metcalf’s magisterial The Canadian Short Story offers the most authoritative book on the subject to date. Most importantly, it includes an expanded and reconsidered Century List, Metcalf’s critical guide to the best Canadian short story collections of the last 100 years. But more than a critical book, The Canadian Short Story is a love-letter to the form, a passionate defense of the best of our literature, and a championing of those books and writers most often over-looked. It is a guide not only to what to read, but also one, its author’s most fervent desire, which aims to make better readers of us all.


2018-09-18

Be With

By Mike Barnes
  • Full Title : Be With
  • Author : Mike Barnes
  • Publisher : Biblioasis
  • ISBN Code : 1771962445
  • Pages : 156
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  • Language : English
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Drawing on the author’s seven years of caring for his mother through Alzheimer’s, Be With: Letters to a Caregiver is what its title promises: four dispatches to an anonymous long-term caregiver. In brief passages that cast fresh light on what it means to live with dementia, Barnes shares trials, insights, solace—and, ultimately, inspiration. Meant to be a companion in waiting rooms, on bus routes, or while a loved one naps, Be With is a dippable source of clarity for harried readers who might only have time for a few lines or paragraphs. Mike Barnes writes with sensitivity and grace about fellowship, responsibility, and joyful relatedness—what it means to simply be with the people that we love.


2020-06-30

A Shostakovich Casebook

By Malcolm Hamrick Brown
  • Full Title : A Shostakovich Casebook
  • Author : Malcolm Hamrick Brown
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • ISBN Code : 025305625X
  • Pages : 392
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  • Language : English
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A collection of writings analyzing the controversial 1979 posthumous memoirs of the great Russian composer at their significance. In 1979, the alleged memoirs of legendary composer Dmitry Shostakovich (1906–1975) were published as Testimony: The Memoirs of Dmitry Shostakovich As Related to and Edited by Solomon Volkov. Since its appearance, however, Testimony has been the focus of controversy in Shostakovich studies as doubts were raised concerning its authenticity and the role of its editor, Volkov, in creating the book. A Shostakovich Casebook presents twenty-five essays, interviews, newspaper articles, and reviews—many newly available since the collapse of the Soviet Union—that review the “case” of Shostakovich. In addition to authoritatively reassessing Testimony’s genesis and reception, the authors in this book address issues of political influence on musical creativity and the role of the artist within a totalitarian society. Internationally known contributors include Richard Taruskin, Laurel E. Fay, and Irina Antonovna Shostakovich, the composer’s widow. This volume combines a balanced reconsideration of the Testimony controversy with an examination of what the controversy signifies for all music historians, performers, and thoughtful listeners. Praise for A Shostakovich Casebook “A major event . . . This Casebook is not only about Volkov’s Testimony, it is about music old and new in the 20th century, about the cultural legacy of one of that century’s most extravagant social experiments, and what we have to learn from them, not only what they ought to learn from us.” —Caryl Emerson, Princeton University


2021-03-27

River Otter

By Mark Wildyr
  • Full Title : River Otter
  • Author : Mark Wildyr
  • Publisher : JMS Books LLC
  • ISBN Code : 164656720X
  • Pages : 100
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  • Language : English
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Born into a society tolerant of homosexuals, River Otter is confused by the white culture’s persecution of such men. As the war begins to wind down, Otter leaves the only home he has ever known to help Major James Morrow, commandant of Ft. Yanube, build a farm north of the fort. He begins a new life with the handsome major while coming to grips with growing hostility toward natives and rising danger from a local militia bent on eliminating all bloods from the territory. As his physical attraction for the blond soldier slowly grows into a love perilous to both of them, Otter is distracted by personal challenges. As he struggles to survive the social and political upheaval sweeping the plains, can remain true to his own set of values?


1907

The Westcotes

By Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  • Full Title : The Westcotes
  • Author : Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • ISBN Code : 1465594264
  • Pages : 289
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  • Language : English
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Endymion, the elder, (who took the lead of Narcissus in all, things), was the fine flower of the Westcote stocks, and, out of question, the most influential man in Axcester and for many a mile round justice of the Peace for the county of Somerset and Major of its Yeomanry, he served "our town," (so he called it) as Overseer of the Poor, Governor of the Grammar School, Chairman of Feoffees, Churchwarden, everything in short but MayorÑan office which he left to the tradesmen, while taking care to speak of it always with respect, and indeed to see it properly filled. The part of County MagistrateÑto which he had been bornÑhe played to perfection, and with a full sense of its dignified amenity. (It was whispered that the Lord Lieutenant himself stood in some awe of him.) His favourite character, however, was that of plain citizen of his native town. "I'm an Axcester man," he would declare in his public speeches, and in his own way he loved and served the little borough. For its good he held its Parliamentary representation in the hollow of his hand; and, as Overseer of the Poor, had dared public displeasure by revising the Voters' List and defying a mandamus of the Court of King's Bench rather than allow Axcester to fail in its duty of returning two members to support Mr. Percevall's Ministry. In 1800, when the price of wheat rose to 184s a quarter, a poor woman dropped dead in the market place of starvation. At once a mob collected, hoisted a quartern-loaf on a pole with the labelÑ"We will have Bread or Blood," and started to pillage the shop's in High Street. It was Endymion Westcote who rode up single-handed, (they, were carrying the only constable on their shoulders) and faced and dispersed the rioters. It was he who headed the subscription list, prevailed on the purchase a wagon-load of potatoes and persuaded the people to plant themÑfor even the seed potatoes had been eaten, and the gardens lay undigged. It was he who met the immediate famine by importing large quantities of rice. Finally, it was he, through his influence with the county, who brought back prosperity by getting the French prisoners sent to Axcester. We shall talk of these French prisoners by and by. To conclude this portrait of Endymion Westcote. He was a handsome, fresh-complexioned man, over six feet in height, and past his forty-fifth year; a bachelor and a Protestant. In his youth he had been noted for gallantry, and preserved some traces of it in his address. His grandfather had married a French lady, and although this union had not sensibly diluted the Westcote blood, Endymion would refer to it to palliate a youthful taste for playing the fiddle. He spoke French fluently, with a British accent which, when appointed Commissary, he took pains to improve by conversation with the prisoners, and was fond of discussing heredity with the two most distinguished of themÑthe Vicomte de Tocqueville and General Rochambeau.


2019-11-19

The Golden Wheel Dream-book and Fortune-teller

By Felix Fontaine
  • Full Title : The Golden Wheel Dream-book and Fortune-teller
  • Author : Felix Fontaine
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 841
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  • Language : English
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"The Golden Wheel Dream-book and Fortune-teller" by Felix Fontaine. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.


2016-08-09

Foretold by Thunder

By E.M. Davey
  • Full Title : Foretold by Thunder
  • Author : E.M. Davey
  • Publisher : ABRAMS
  • ISBN Code : 1468313541
  • Pages : 320
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  • Language : English
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The author of The Napoleon Complex delivers “everything I like: action, history, secrets, and conspiracies” (Steve Berry, New York Times–bestselling author). When journalist Jake Wolsey stumbles upon a declassified file showing Winston S. Churchill’s interest in the ancient, esoteric Etruscan civilization, his curiosity is piqued—but a series of deadly coincidences seems to surround the file and everyone who knows of its existence. Wolsey soon attracts the unlikely attention of alluring archaeologist Florence Chung—and that of MI6. As the journalist and archaeologist are pursued across Europe and Africa in search of a sacred Etruscan text, danger closes in and more questions than answers arise. Are there powers in the sky modern science has yet to understand? Could the ancients predict the future? And what really explains the rise of Rome, that of Nazi Germany, the ebb and flow of history itself? In a thrilling race against time and enemies known and unknown, Wolsey fears the very survival of the West may depend on his ability to stay one step ahead of his adversaries. An assured rollercoaster full of unexpected twists and turns, E.M. Davey offers up a gripping read for fans of Dan Brown in this bombastic debut. “We have ourselves a cracking good read . . . This is a thriller injected with inside news as well as well-placed heart-attack-inducing paranoia, appealing to all who like their adrenaline rushes fast [and] engrossing.” —The Bookbag


2013-09-20

The Thaw

By Denis Kozlov,Eleonory Gilburd
  • Full Title : The Thaw
  • Author : Denis Kozlov,Eleonory Gilburd
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN Code : 1442618957
  • Pages : 528
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  • Language : English
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The period from Stalin’s death in 1953 to the end of the 1960s marked a crucial epoch in Soviet history. Though not overtly revolutionary, this era produced significant shifts in policies, ideas, language, artistic practices, daily behaviours, and material life. It was also during this time that social, cultural, and intellectual processes in the USSR began to parallel those in the West (and particularly in Europe) as never before. This volume examines in fascinating detail the various facets of Soviet life during the 1950s and 1960s, a period termed the ‘Thaw.’ Featuring innovative research by historical, literary, and film scholars from across the world, this book helps to answer fundamental questions about the nature and ultimate fortune of the Soviet order – both in its internal dynamics and in its long-term and global perspectives.


2013-04-15

The Thaw

By Paul Genova
  • Full Title : The Thaw
  • Author : Paul Genova
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1135060967
  • Pages : 208
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  • Language : English
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Paul Genova's finely crafted essays, which proffer a humanistic and humanizing vision of psychiatry in the face of his profession's preoccupation with target symptoms, "correct" thinking, and medication, have won him a wide and appreciative readership in the pages of Psychiatric Times. This expanded edition of The Thaw, the first collection of his writings, adds seven of Genova's recent pieces, along with one older one, his elegiac "Is American Psychiatry Terminally Ill?" of 1993, to the original collection. An eloquent defender of psychodynamic psychotherapy in an era of generic "trauma stories," drug-driven treatment, and managed care, Genova joins deep erudition, lightly worn, to a pragmatic sensibility that is respectful of the real-world options - behavioral, symptomatic, interpersonal, and otherwise - available to patients from different walks of life. Whether he is reflecting critically on the therapeutic claims of the latest treatment modalities, grappling with the meaning of boundary violations, paying homage to the transformative potential of suffering, or recounting episodes from his own personal and professional odyssey, Genova is a luminous guide, elegant and down to earth, unfailingly thoughtful and thought-provoking, to the trials, tribulations, and healing promise of day-to-day psychotherapeutic work. With vivid immediacy, The Thaw celebrates the renascent healing potential of a contemporary, person-centered psychiatry that is analytically, neuroscientifically, and politically informed. All mental health professionals and many interested lay readers will find much here to illumine their daily struggles.


2020-11-25

The Thaw

By Pat Henshaw
  • Full Title : The Thaw
  • Author : Pat Henshaw
  • Publisher : JMS Books LLC
  • ISBN Code : 1646566262
  • Pages : 100
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  • Language : English
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Thirty-three-year-old gay farmer Vladimir Wozniak IV lives for his crops and the hard work that makes them profitable every year. Five miles up the road, former rodeo bull rider and rancher Thomas Sullivan is just as committed to his corn-fed beef. Once best friends until VJ kissed Tommy during freshman year in college, they stopped speaking when Tommy rejected VJ. Ten years later, after the country doctor who helped bring them into the world dies and his will names them as co-owners of property, they decide to check out their inheritance together to see which one wants to buy out the other. As they travel down memory lane through the Doc’s correspondence and visit familiar sites on the land, can they work their way back to friendship ... and possibly beyond?


2013-04-12

White Thaw: The Helheim Conspiracy

By Paul Mark Tag
  • Full Title : White Thaw: The Helheim Conspiracy
  • Author : Paul Mark Tag
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • ISBN Code : 147597826X
  • Pages : 406
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  • Language : English
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Dr. Linda Kipling has had her share of excitement working as a meteorologist with the Naval Research Laboratory. Twice in four years, she and her boss, the arrogant Dr. Victor Silverstein, have faced international crises requiring heroic action. Now, in 2011, Kipling faces her most formidable foe yet: her only remaining relatives, the Müller family. Debates about climate change continue as two researchers in Greenland mysteriously disappear. Kipling soon comes to a horrific realization: not all observed climatic aberrations are coming from natural variation or an increase in greenhouse gases. Instead, someone is tampering with nature, risking a cataclysmic event that could destroy the world. Her dying father is suspicious; he believes distant relatives in South America are involved. The Müller family was once part of Hitler’s inner circle. They escaped from Germany in 1945 with a fortune in gold, and now they hope to alter the world’s climate for their own purposes. Kipling must head to Greenland under the guise of familial reunion in order to dismantle the Müller plan and save the planet from a climatic apocalypse. “Paul Mark Tag[’s] books never disappoint. He is a gifted writer and knows how to craft a great story. ... White Thaw takes us on a great adventure [involving] global warming [and] poses the question of just how far would a group go to win.” —Simon Barrett, Blogger News Network


2014-06-13

The Story Of The Lafayette Escadrille Told By Its Commander

By Captain Georges Thenault
  • Full Title : The Story Of The Lafayette Escadrille Told By Its Commander
  • Author : Captain Georges Thenault
  • Publisher : Pickle Partners Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1782892044
  • Pages : 99
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  • Language : English
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“Aces over the Western Front The Lafayette Escadrille is now a legend of early aeronautics and warfare in the air. Originally titled the Escadrille Americaine, this squadron of the French Air Force of the Great War was formed in 1916 and as it name suggests was piloted mainly by Americans who came to the Western Front to fight the battle of the skies for the Allies out of conviction—in the hope of encouraging the United States to join the fray—or simply in the spirit of adventure. The élan of this crack squadron has survived it and today its Indian chief insignia is instantly recognisable. There have been several books concerning the Lafayette Escadrille, but this one has unimpeachable credentials since its author was none other than the unit’s commander. Few readers interested in the subject of this book will need explanation as to its contents.”-Leonaur Print Version


2019-12-11

Children of the Mist

By Eden Phillpotts
  • Full Title : Children of the Mist
  • Author : Eden Phillpotts
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 465
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  • Language : English
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"Children of the Mist" by Eden Phillpotts. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.


2013-04-16

Small-Boat Sailing - An Explanation Of The Management Of Small Yachts, Half-Decked And Open Sailing-Boats Of Various Rigs, Sailing On Sea And On River, Cruising, Etc.

By E. F. Knight
  • Full Title : Small-Boat Sailing - An Explanation Of The Management Of Small Yachts, Half-Decked And Open Sailing-Boats Of Various Rigs, Sailing On Sea And On River, Cruising, Etc.
  • Author : E. F. Knight
  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • ISBN Code : 1473385830
  • Pages : 314
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  • Language : English
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Originally published in 1905. This is a fascinating read for any sailing enthusiast or historian, but also contains much information that is still useful and practical today. Contents Include; I. The selection of a boat, II. The effect of the wind on a boat, III. Splices, Knots, and Tackles, IV. The Small open sailing boat, V. Open Sailing-boats with boom sails, and half-decked boats, VI. Decked boats, VII. Seamanship, VIII. Open Boat Sailing, IX. The Cruising Yacht, X. The Art of Coasting, XI. Description of a voyage, XII. Board of trade and other regulations affecting yachtsmen, XIII. Two cruises on Lanteen-Rigged Craft. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.


2015-09-24

Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

By Jennifer Speake
  • Full Title : Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs
  • Author : Jennifer Speake
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • ISBN Code : 0191059595
  • Pages : 416
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  • Language : English
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This unique and authoritative dictionary contains over 1,100 of the most widely used proverbs in English, utilizing the latest research from Oxford Dictionaries to source them. This edition has been thoroughly revised and updated, broadening the cultural range of the proverbs selected, and covering sayings of international origins. With a strong emphasis on concisely explaining the meaning of the proverbs described, the dictionary also provides additional examples of usage, and includes a fascinating history for many entries. Arranged in A-Z order and with a useful thematic index, A Dictionary of Proverbs is ideal for browsing and perfectly suited for quick reference. Look up your old favourites, learn punchy new expressions to get your point across, and find the answer to that crossword clue. It is never too late to learn: find proverbs relevant to every aspect of life in this entertaining and informative collection.


2020-11-12

The Weather Handbook

By Alan Watts
  • Full Title : The Weather Handbook
  • Author : Alan Watts
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1472978501
  • Pages : 160
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  • Language : English
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The Weather Handbook is the essential guide to how the weather is formed, providing readers with the ability to look at the sky and interpret its signs, and combine this knowledge with information provided by professional forecasts to assess for themselves what the coming weather is likely to be. This handbook has been the standard reference for over 20 years for students on Day Skipper and Yachtmaster courses, and the handbook of choice for skippers and crew of cruising and racing yachts. The fourth edition has been updated and expanded with new photos and explanatory text, addressing new sources of weather information. There are countless websites and apps providing forecast data, and The Weather Handbook guides users in how to use and interpret this information for themselves, taking a general forecast for a wide area to provide a local forecast for a specific location. 'The perfect introduction to understanding weather' Practical Boat Owner