Weather. John Farrand, Jr. 1990. 237 pp. $40.00. yet informative and captivating for those who appreci- Hardbound. Stewart, Tabori & Chang, Inc. ISBN 1- ate a historical perspective. 55670-134-9. Chapter 2, on air masses, may treat its topic too simply. The reader encounters confusion in the short A reading of the foreword of this book suggests that discussion of the Coriolis effect as "the earth's force the reader is about to embark on a journalistic adven- called the Coriolis force" (p. 44) and the role of upper- ture designed to increase his or her awareness of the air motion in the development of the jet streams. The phenomena associated with weather and to place him description of air masses is limited to the anticyclone. or her in the category of being weather-wise. The The reader gets somewhat dizzy as the author dances publisher suggests that this book is presented at a from the central continental air masses to the distant level suitable for the entire family and that this is the southern oceanic high pressure systems. While the only book available that introduces the "endlessly subject moves across North America and Europe, the fascinating topic of weather by means
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