Once the snow starts falling in winter, the word “blizzard” is often thrown around in conversation. But meteorologists will only use this term for specific weather conditions. Readers of this accessible book, full of essential earth-science concepts, will be surprised that snow doesn't even have to fall for a weather event to be correctly labeled a blizzard! They may also be stunned at how truly dangerous and destructive an actual blizzard can be. All the frigid facts and figures of blizzards that learners need to know, including information about historic blizzards, are clearly explained in carefully crafted text complemented by striking photographs.