"Daily Telegraph" Book of the Weather

by PhilipEden (Author)


There are three interwoven strands which mark the progress of the weather/climate story throughout the past, during the present and into the future. These are: the effect on human life - ordinary, commercial and political; our desire and ability to predict its fluctuations; and our inability to control it at the same time as inadvertently changing it. This book traces these strands through history and offers some ideas concerning where they may go in the next 100 years. Our knowledge of the Earth's atmosphere is very limited. However we need to clarify the difference between "weather" and "climate". We must also clarify the contrast between making small controlled changes to local weather on the one hand and causing accidental and uncontrolled changes to global climate on the other. A last chapter deals with 2100 and beyond, looking at the challenges for our grandchildren and the kind of meteorology and changing climate they will face.


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Format: Hardcover
Pages: 213
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
Published: 20 Feb 2003

ISBN 10: 0826461972
ISBN 13: 9780826461971

Media Reviews
This is a refreshingly different book by a popular weatherman....A huge amount of information and opinion is provided. Not to be missed.
Journal of Meteorology
Author Bio
Philip Eden is the weather correspondent of the Daily Telegraph and presenter of his own programme on Radio Five Live.