Encyclopedia of weather and climate /

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Bibliographic Details
Author / Creator:Allaby, Michael.
Imprint:New York, NY : Facts on File, c2002.
Description:2 v. (ix, 672, 34 p.) : ill. ; 29 cm.
Language:English
Subject:Meteorology -- Encyclopedias.
Climatology -- Encyclopedias.
Climatology.
Meteorology.
Encyclopedias.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/4899679
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ISBN:0816040710 (set)
0816048010 (v. 1)
0816048029 (v. 2)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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Allaby (independent scholar) has significantly revised and updated the first edition of his encyclopedia to reflect recent trends and new research in the study of weather and climate. He also has successfully reorganized the information into concise, easier-to-use components, deleting shorter entries from the first edition or incorporating them into the text of other entries. Examples include the terms acid rain and acid soot, which had separate entries in the first edition but, in the second, are incorporated into the larger entry on acid deposition. Unfortunately, the index does not reflect these changes clearly. Allaby also has removed the more esoteric entries and focused on ideas most relevant to the greatest number of users. The book features expanded biographies (formerly in the main body of the encyclopedia, but now in an appendix). Additional appendixes on tropical storms, ocean currents, and laws, regulations, and international agreements have been added. Also updated and expanded are the bibliography and listing of Web sites. In all, the 3,000 entries of the first edition have been condensed to 1,400 entries without any significant loss of information. Summing Up: Recommended. All libraries; all levels. J. C. Stachacz Indiana University Kokomo

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