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Book Reviews The Bulletin Interviews. H. Taba. 1988. 405 pp. as lack of resources, loss of job, or even imprisonment $29.00. paperbound. American Meteorological So- and physical beatings at the hands of national authori- ciety. WMO 708. ties. The interviews have a truly international flavor. Major turning points in meteorology and hydrology The Bulletin Interviews is a compendium of a series of appear repeatedly in the interviews. For example, 32 interviews with eminent personalities in meteorol- World War II and its emphasis on aviation brought ogy and hydrology. Hessam Taba, the interviewer, many well-educated young people into meteorology. was born in Teheran, received his meteorological The appearance of computers and meteorological education in London and Stockholm, and spent most satellites profoundly affected the science and practice of his career on the staff of the World Meteorological of meteorology. These turning points are shown as Organization (WMO). In that position, he came to they affect the lives and work of the people inter- know many prominent personalities in meteorology viewed. and hydrology. At one point in his career, he was Those interviewed talk mostly about the mysteries asked to interview several internationally known sci- and problems that intrigue them rather than about 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.
10.1175/1520-0477-72.7.1014
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The Bulletin Interviews. H. Taba. 1988. 405 pp. as lack of resources, loss of job, or even imprisonment $29.00. paperbound. American Meteorological So- and physical beatings at the hands of national authori- ciety. WMO 708. ties. The interviews have a truly international flavor. Major turning points in meteorology and hydrology The Bulletin Interviews is a compendium of a series of appear repeatedly in the interviews. For example, 32 interviews with eminent personalities in meteorol- World War II and its emphasis on aviation brought ogy and hydrology. Hessam Taba, the interviewer, many well-educated young people into meteorology. was born in Teheran, received his meteorological The appearance of computers and meteorological education in London and Stockholm, and spent most satellites profoundly affected the science and practice of his career on the staff of the World Meteorological of meteorology. These turning points are shown as Organization (WMO). In that position, he came to they affect the lives and work of the people inter- know many prominent personalities in meteorology viewed. and hydrology. At one point in his career, he was Those interviewed talk mostly about the mysteries asked to interview several internationally known sci- and problems that intrigue them rather than about

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Bulletin of the American Meteorological SocietyAmerican Meteorological Society

Published: Jul 1, 1991

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