The Australian Climatic Environment. E. Linacre and to overly criticize the text which is basically accurate j. Hobbs. 1986. 354 pp. $29.95. paperbound. and accompanied by clearly printed diagrams and John Wiley & Sons. tables, although use of more and better quality pho- tographic material (particularly of satellite imagery) As many readers of the Bulletin may know through would enhance the presentation. personal experience, or at least through viewing re- A refreshing aspect for Southern Hemisphere read- cent films, Australians tend to be nationally idiosyn- ers is seeing examples of local meteorological obser- cratic and to view the world and particularly their vations that illustrate specific phenomena such as the part of it from a local perspective. Therefore, it is sea breeze discussed in the context of conditions at rather surprising then that there are very few, if any Sydney and Adelaide. (The same wind system in modern books dealing definitively with Australian cli- Perth acquired wide international interest and was mate. The present volume is thus something of a studied in some detail during the America's Cup con- landmark. Despite its title, this book is not primarily test of the summer of 1986/87.) It is also useful for
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