Give the Gift of Weather
Wx and the City
Do you have a friend or family member who just won't appreciate getting another pair of socks as a gift this holiday season? Fortunately, if that person is even remotely interested in weather, there are many other options. Here are just a few...
For the Artist/Photographer:
* 2009 Washington Area Weather Calendar (photos by CWG's Kevin Ambrose)
* "Adventures in Tornado Alley - The Storm Chasers," by Mike Hollingshead and Eric Nguyen.
* "The Snowflake - Winter's Secret Beauty," by Kenneth Libbrecht
* "Earth Under Fire," by Gary Braasch
* "Hot Pink Flying Saucers and Other Clouds," edited by Gavin Pretor-Pinney with Ian Loxley
Keep reading for more weather gift ideas...
For the Intellectual or Historian:
* "Washington Weather - The Weather Sourcebook for the D.C. Area," by Kevin Ambrose, Dan Henry, and Andy Weiss
* "Weather Matters - An American Cultural History Since 1900," by Bernard Mergan
* "The Ends of the Earth - An Anthology of the Finest Writing on the North and South Poles," edited by Elizabeth Kolbert and Francis Spufford
For the Weather Enthusiast:
* Subscription to Weatherwise magazine
* "Earth Sound," a CD featuring sounds of the deep Earth recorded by seismologist/artist John T. Bullitt
* NOAA Weather Radio (our pick)
* Weather stations and instruments, including thermometers, rain gauges, barometers, hygrometers and more (try AccuMall, Davis Instruments or WeatherInstruments.com)
* Storm Chasing Tours (there are many available through the Web -- be sure to research them first)
* Winter DayTrip or EduTrip to the summit of Mount Washington, N.H.
* "The USA Today Weather Book," by Jack Williams
* "Hurricanes and the Middle Atlantic States," by Rick Schwartz
* Weather Field Guides (such as Peterson's)
For the Kids (or the kid in you):
* Weather kits and toys
* Tornado in a Bottle (I have this sitting on my desk, and it is quite the fascinating distraction)
* Fridge Forecast and Weather Magnets
* "Oh Say Can You Say What's the Weather Today?" by Tish Rabe; illustrated by Aristides Ruiz
* "The Handy Weather Answer Book," by Walter A. Lyons
* Usborne Weather and Science Books
Other suggestions? Please write them in the comments section below.
| December 17, 2008; 12:15 PM ET
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