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reviews Weather and Climate. By R. C. Sutcliffe. New York, W. W. turbulence and transition to turbulence. The basic elements Norton and Company, Inc., 1966. 206 pages. $5.95. of the book are an introduction and historical survey, a dis- cussion of the basic concepts of continuous media, with Th e author begins his preface with the statement: "This emphasis on Newtonian fluids, and a number of chapters is not a textbook on meteorology, neither a general intro- on one-dimensional gas flows, irrotational flows, laminar, vis- duction nor a formal course, but it has a serious purpose cous motions of liquids and gases, and turbulent flows. and that is to explain to the general reader what it is Th e historical introduction can, unfortunately, only be that meteorologists are doing and trying to do." In the regarded as a propaganda effort to attribute the major ad- opinion of this reviewer, the author has achieved this objec- vances in fluid mechanics to Russian workers. Outsiders are tive to an extent not previously realized in any meteorology credited grudgingly, or, at least, without enthusiasm, unless, book intended for the layman. Although the book is as in the cases of Euler and Bernoulli, they http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society American Meteorological Society

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American Meteorological Society
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Copyright © American Meteorological Society
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1520-0477
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1520-0477
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10.1175/1520-0477-49.3.288
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Weather and Climate. By R. C. Sutcliffe. New York, W. W. turbulence and transition to turbulence. The basic elements Norton and Company, Inc., 1966. 206 pages. $5.95. of the book are an introduction and historical survey, a dis- cussion of the basic concepts of continuous media, with Th e author begins his preface with the statement: "This emphasis on Newtonian fluids, and a number of chapters is not a textbook on meteorology, neither a general intro- on one-dimensional gas flows, irrotational flows, laminar, vis- duction nor a formal course, but it has a serious purpose cous motions of liquids and gases, and turbulent flows. and that is to explain to the general reader what it is Th e historical introduction can, unfortunately, only be that meteorologists are doing and trying to do." In the regarded as a propaganda effort to attribute the major ad- opinion of this reviewer, the author has achieved this objec- vances in fluid mechanics to Russian workers. Outsiders are tive to an extent not previously realized in any meteorology credited grudgingly, or, at least, without enthusiasm, unless, book intended for the layman. Although the book is as in the cases of Euler and Bernoulli, they

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Bulletin of the American Meteorological SocietyAmerican Meteorological Society

Published: Mar 1, 1968

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