Thursday, September 2, 2010

A Student Guide to Climate and Weather

The recent arrival of Hurricane Earl is a not-so-gentle reminder that the study of the weather continues to be a vital one. From shocking events like Hurricane Katrina in 2005 to the devastating tornadoes, droughts, and floods that occur every year in various corners of the globe, we are constantly reminded just how much we are affected by weather and climate conditions. Understanding the weather is essential to our lives.

Angus M. Gunn's Student Guide to Climate and Weather (Greenwood, 1/2010) is a comprehensive guide to the weather, climate, and their impact on human life. The book is featured on Booklist's "20 Best Bets for Student Researchers: 2010" list (September 1, 2010 issue) and is recommended by Booklist for public and high school libraries (June 1, 2010 issue).

Related Titles of Interest:

Arctic Doom, Arctic Boom: The Geopolitics of Climate Change in the Arctic by Barry Scott Zellen
Climate Change and Security: A Gathering Storm of Global Challenges by Christian Webersik
Climate Change: A Reference Handbook by David L. Downie, Kate Brash, and Catherine Vaughan
Gaia's Revenge: Climate Change and Humanity's Loss by P. H. Liotta, Allan W. Shearer
Global Warming by Brian C. Black and Gary J. Weisel
Global Warming 101 by Bruce E. Johansen 
The Encyclopedia of Global Warming Science and Technology by Bruce E. Johansen
When Nature Strikes: Weather Disasters and the Law by Marsha L. Baum

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