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Weather: An Illustrated History: From Cloud Atlases to Climate Change

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  39 ratings  ·  7 reviews
“Beautifully illustrated . . .Think of this book like dining on tapas, boasting savory flavors, some unexpected, that constitute a satisfying whole.” —Washington Post

Andrew Revkin,strategic adviser for environmental and science journalism at the NationalGeographic Society and formersenior climate reporter at ProPublica,presents an intriguing illustrated history of humanity
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Hardcover, 224 pages
Published May 1st 2018 by Sterling
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Peter Tillman
Jun 26, 2018 rated it liked it
I saw the author give a book talk on 6-20-18, bought a copy, and got him to sign it. We were early, expecting bad traffic and a bigger crowd. Finding neither, I had a nice chat with Revkin. He's a little grayer than his old NY Times photo. A pleasant guy, knowledgeable, a little nerdy, fair-minded. In front of his (smallish) Bay area audience, he adjusted to comments and became a bit harder-edged, but avoiding doctrinaire silliness. Such as, it's impossible to run our technical civilization on ...more
Bill Wehrmacher
May 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
I had my library get this book for me because I heard an interview with the author on PBS. For the snippets I heard of the interview, I thought this would be an interesting book. It is!

The book covers the earth's climate over its 4.6 billion year history. It gets through the first big chunk, (4.6 billion years to that degree of accuracy) in the first 23 pages. Mr. Revkin begins discussing the more or less human written history at 9,700 BCE. It is at this time that mankind begins making a mark on
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Kim Novak
Jan 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another one from the New Releases shelf at my local library. I thoroughly enjoyed this history book. All 4.567 Billion BCE: Earth Gets an Atmosphere through 102,018 CE: An End to Ice Ages? of it. Including the pictures! An engaging format, that's far too interesting to categorize as a textbook -even if I DID learn a lot. #following the author, Andrew Revkin, and will likely read at least one of his other works, "The North Pole Was Here: Puzzles and Perils at the Top of the World."
Kelly K
Jun 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018
Fascinating shit. Some things I wish went into a bit more detail like the use of weather warfare during the Vietnam War but I still learned some things. New mission in life is to see watermelon snow.
Megan Rosenkranz
Nov 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
A weather book that takes you through the history of weather forecasts. This vibrant pictures could contribute an interesting aspect to my climate change picture book but does not provide the volume of factual information that I need to create a picture book. Overall, however, an interesting read
Nicole
Jul 03, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: nonfiction, science
I recommend it for the few amazing and unknown to me details hidden between the covers. You'll have to read it to know what I mean ;) otherwise the format does not allow for enough in-depth explanation of weather and climate phenomena.
Katerina
3.5 stars

Interesting, yet I couldn't help but skip past some of the 'oh wow look at this cool storm/disaster' milestones. Get back to the science.
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