Weather experts Dagmar Honsová and Martina Součková have produced a book which fills the gap in the market for high-quality illustrated meteorology reference books for children.
Everyone understands the weather. If the forecast on television is not enough for us, we can check the internet or look out the window. We change our clothes and plans for our trips according to the weather forecast. Is weather really a science at all? Of course it is, and it’s fun! Did you know, for example, that there is a grain of sand in every drop of rain? Why did weather sayings come into being and how did they help our ancestors? This richly illustrated handbook will reveal how the weather was predicted in the past, help uncover quite a few meteorological mysteries and teach the reader how to make their own storm in a glass of water. In this stylishly illustrated book, children will learn a lot of interesting facts about natural processes and gain an understanding of the climate crisis debate.
“Who’d have thought a book on meteorology could be so clever, readable and attractive.”
“The authors take a broad look at forecasting from its beginnings in the age of antiquity to today’s weather satellites. They introduce terms relating to the weather and the structure of forecasts. However, they also take into account ancient prognosticators and revolutionary data in this area, including television productions.”
—Nejlepší knihy dětem (Best Children’s Books) catalogue
About the authors:
Dagmar Honsová (1980) graduated from the Faculty of Agriculture at the Czech University of Life Sciences. She has been forecasting the weather for almost fifteen years for the company Meteopress and she works with various news outlets. She is working on an educational programme on meteorology for schools.
Martina Součková (1982) graduated in physical culture from Palacký University in Olomouc. She works at the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute and also trains young people in rowing.
Marie Štumpfová (1984) graduated from the studio of illustration and graphics at Prague’s Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design and completed an internship at Vladimír Kokolia’s studio at the Academy of Fine Arts. She also works in graphic design and created the graphics for the magazine PAGE. She illustrated Jiří Dvořák’s book Jak zvířata spí (How Animals Sleep, 2014), which has been translated into several languages accompanied by her illustrations and was awarded a Golden Ribbon Award.