Need a basic introduction to climate? Collier and Webb, both of the United States Geological Service, survey the subject with estimable economy and clarity. . . . Packed with illustrations and balanced between general and specific information, Collier and Webb's work superbly outlines and makes accessible a subject that is complex even for experts in the field.
While some books on climatology sensationalize the destructive aspects of weather, this book presents a balanced and scientific explanation. . . . A fine survey of climatology.
They make the mechanics of global weather and patterns of climate change easy to understand.
Well-written and well explained . . . I recommend this book for anyone looking for a good overview of global climate and weather patterns.
The Weather Doctor
Basic information on important topics in climate change researchsuch as El Niño, the Pacific Decadal Oscillationa well as a relatively unbiased discussion of greenhouse gases. The authors intersperse their summaries of scientific research with personal recollections of associated weather events (for example, the Canadian drought of the 1920s and 1930s and the floods of the 1998 El Niño) and relate the material in a very nonintimidating fashion.
Intended for a general readership, this book could be used as a beginning textbook in a course on climatology. It is a well-written book by authors who have a good knowledge of weather and what it does to the earth. . . . Anyone who is interested in learning about weather patterns and how they affect his or her world can benefit by reading this book.
Electronic Green Journal
A well-written introduction to the impacts of global climate on hydrologic hazards . . . This volume would make an excellent companion to a scientific textbook that is used in an introductory climate change or environmental studies course.