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Book Reviews Hazy Skies: Weather and the Environment. asked, "When would you allow the factories to Jonathan D. W . Kahl. 1998. 64 pp. $15.95. burn fuel—during the day or night?") Hardbound. Lerner Publications. ISBN 0-8225-2530. Environmental issues are presented in a balanced manner. The book is not "scary" or "alarmist" and This book is a very fine addition to the atmo- does not stoop to "finger pointing." Rather, it pre- spheric/environmental literature for young readers. sents current conditions, current opinions, and fu- It is part of Lerner Publications' How's the Weather ture options in a straightforward manner while series for juvenile readers, which now has six titles. noting areas of general scientific agreement and The book summarizes the connection between lack thereof. The book also provides readers with weather and air pollution, including history, some nonradical, realistic alternatives to consider sources-sinks, effects, and control-response. It ex- if they wish to lessen the impact of their lifestyles plains smog, haze, acid deposition, ozone deple- on the atmosphere. tion, and global warming. It also points out why I noticed neither typographical errors nor factual young people may want to be concerned about these errors. My "educated adult mind" noticed only two issues 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
ISSN
1520-0477
D.O.I.
10.1175/1520-0477-79.6.1114
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Hazy Skies: Weather and the Environment. asked, "When would you allow the factories to Jonathan D. W . Kahl. 1998. 64 pp. $15.95. burn fuel—during the day or night?") Hardbound. Lerner Publications. ISBN 0-8225-2530. Environmental issues are presented in a balanced manner. The book is not "scary" or "alarmist" and This book is a very fine addition to the atmo- does not stoop to "finger pointing." Rather, it pre- spheric/environmental literature for young readers. sents current conditions, current opinions, and fu- It is part of Lerner Publications' How's the Weather ture options in a straightforward manner while series for juvenile readers, which now has six titles. noting areas of general scientific agreement and The book summarizes the connection between lack thereof. The book also provides readers with weather and air pollution, including history, some nonradical, realistic alternatives to consider sources-sinks, effects, and control-response. It ex- if they wish to lessen the impact of their lifestyles plains smog, haze, acid deposition, ozone deple- on the atmosphere. tion, and global warming. It also points out why I noticed neither typographical errors nor factual young people may want to be concerned about these errors. My "educated adult mind" noticed only two issues

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Bulletin of the American Meteorological SocietyAmerican Meteorological Society

Published: Jun 1, 1998

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