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book reviews Due to the Weather: Ways the Elements Affect diction. It also promises that the book will provide in- Our Lives. Abraham Resnick. 2000. 240 pp. formation on "the worst storms in history," impacts $45.00 . Hardbound. Greenwood Press. ISBN 0-313- on literature and folklore, and coping strategies. How- 31344-X. ever, the jumbled collection of examples of weather events and their impacts that make up the bulk of the This lightweight volume appears to be a "labor of text does not fulfill these promises. In some cases, poor love" by a dedicated weather enthusiast. The author word choices, inept attempts to make statements in the negative, or simple failure to provide credible support is a retired professor from Jersey State College who turn these "examples" into inaccurate or unintelligible served as a weatherman in the U.S. Army Air Corps "factoids." For example, in chapter 12, "the monsoonal during World War II. The primary audience for the effect " is credited with causing numerous "tidal book is unclear, although the writing style seems to waves" (p. 81). In a long, garbled sentence in Chapter be pitched at the elementary school or middle school level. However, the author's failure to use gender-neu- http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society American Meteorological Society

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Publisher
American Meteorological Society
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Copyright © American Meteorological Society
ISSN
1520-0477
D.O.I.
10.1175/1520-0477-82.8.1759
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Due to the Weather: Ways the Elements Affect diction. It also promises that the book will provide in- Our Lives. Abraham Resnick. 2000. 240 pp. formation on "the worst storms in history," impacts $45.00 . Hardbound. Greenwood Press. ISBN 0-313- on literature and folklore, and coping strategies. How- 31344-X. ever, the jumbled collection of examples of weather events and their impacts that make up the bulk of the This lightweight volume appears to be a "labor of text does not fulfill these promises. In some cases, poor love" by a dedicated weather enthusiast. The author word choices, inept attempts to make statements in the negative, or simple failure to provide credible support is a retired professor from Jersey State College who turn these "examples" into inaccurate or unintelligible served as a weatherman in the U.S. Army Air Corps "factoids." For example, in chapter 12, "the monsoonal during World War II. The primary audience for the effect " is credited with causing numerous "tidal book is unclear, although the writing style seems to waves" (p. 81). In a long, garbled sentence in Chapter be pitched at the elementary school or middle school level. However, the author's failure to use gender-neu-

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Published: Aug 1, 2001

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