How the Weather Works by Christiane Dorion

How the Weather Works

Written by Christiane Dorion
Illustrated by Beverley Young
Part of the How the Series

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When will it next snow? This hands-on guide with opening flaps and pop-ups gives masses of information about how different weather conditions come about. Where does rain come from? Why does the wind blow? What is a climate? Answers to these and more are packed into visually entertaining spreads which are full of information.


How the Weather Works by Christiane Dorion

Why do hurricanes happen? What is a tornado? Why does it snow? Answering these
questions and many more, this book is an entertaining exploration of the world’s weather and climate, with bright, friendly illustrations and accessible, absorbing text.


Praise for How the World Works:

“Not only ambitious but also remarkably successful… an appealing book containing fundamental knowledge about the world to which every child should have access.”
Geographical, the magazine of the Royal Geographical Society

About the Author

"I was born in a beautiful part of the world, Quebec City, Canada. From a very young age, I was passionate about the environment and writing books for children has always been my dream. I studied geography at university and then completed a Masters Degree in Education. For four years, I lectured at Laval University, working with primary schools and introducing teacher trainees to geography and environmental issues. In 1987, I obtained a scholarship to carry out a PhD in environmental education in the UK and England became my new home. When I completed my PhD, the National Curriculum was being developed for schools in England and Wales and I was asked to contribute to the guidelines for environmental education. For eight years, I coordinated the Primary Education programme at WWF-UK, producing educational resources and working with schools to implement environmental education. In 2002, I left WWF and became an educational consultant and writer. I currently work with Forum for the Future, a non- profit organisation with a mission to promote sustainable development with business and the public sector. My main role is to assess and to help with the ongoing development of the Masters programme on Leadership for Sustainable Development.

"My passion for writing children’s books stems from the thousands of questions I asked as a child, which remained, unanswered. How big is the universe? When did life begin? Why do volcanoes erupt? Why do we build cities around active volcanoes? Why isn’t there water everywhere around the world? Through my books, I aim to inspire and encourage children to explore the complex systems of the world we live in and to take positive actions to protect our planet for future generations. I am particularly interested in how we can learn to design and make things in a different way so we can use the earth’s resources more wisely and reduce the amount of waste we produce. I am also very interested in how we can learn from nature and our fellow creatures to turn waste into precious resources."

(Biography taken from the author's website - click here to visit.)

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18 pages


Christiane Dorion
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Templar Publishing

Publication date

1st January 2011




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