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Air Apparent: How Meteorologists Learned to Map, Predict, and Dramatize Weather

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Weather maps have made our atmosphere visible, understandable, and at least moderately predictable. In Air Apparent Mark Monmonier traces debates among scientists eager to unravel the enigma of storms and global change, explains strategies for mapping the upper atmosphere and forecasting disaster, and discusses efforts to detect and control air pollution. Fascinating in it ...more
Hardcover, 324 pages
Published April 15th 1999 by University Of Chicago Press
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Mar 22, 2017 Stephen Wegmann rated it it was amazing
As a life long map lover and weather enthusiast, this is a fascinating and actually exciting. Yes, maps, exciting. I would say this book has an accessibility level limited to moderate knowledge of earth/weather science. Nevertheless a worthwhile read.
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Mark Stephen Monmonier is an American author and a Distinguished Professor of Geography at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University.

He specializes in toponymy, geography, and geographic information systems. His popular written works show a combination of serious study and a sense of humor. His most famous work is How To Lie With Maps (1991), in which he challenges the common belief that maps inhe
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