all familiar with not only the climatic characteristics Atmospheric Ecology for Designers and Planners. of the different regions of the world but also with the W. P. Lowry. 1988. 435 pp. paperbound. Peavine basic meteorological differences between urban and Publications. rural areas. However, in many cases they may lack information on the impact of details in various phys- The title of the book suggests that its target audience ical design features on the local climate of a site or is comprised mainly of physical planners and design- the indoor climate of a building. Information on such ers: urban planners, architects, landscape designers, impacts would thus be useful also to the consultants civil engineers, etc. It seems appropriate, therefore, in their professional role. in reviewing the book, that not only the scientific quality of the covered material, but also its usefulness The first task mentioned above is accomplished very for the design professionals, be evaluated. successfully by the author. The book presents the basic A book dealing with atmospheric issues, intended climatic information in a comprehensible form and in style easily readable and enjoyable by designers for people without meteorological background, such and planners who, by and large, have scant
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