Earth and You: Tales of the Environment (C. Officer sity Press, ISBN 0-521-57310-6). This book makes an and J. Page, 2000, 224 pp., $25.00, clothbound, Uni- enquiry into the origins of environmental data, upon versity Press of New England, ISBN 0-914339-87-7). which our scientific understanding and economic plan- The authors assess the planet's environmental health ning of the environment directly hang. The text de- by looking at what the world might resemble 50 years scribes the methods used to measure all the variables of the natural world. The book will be important for from now if we fail to address the environmental con- those who collect such data, whether for pure research cerns of today. They describe how a number of key or day-to-day management. It will be useful for stu- environmental problems have been recognized and handled, as well as demonstrating that environmental dents and professionals working in a wide range of en- challenges have been successfully met by groups and vironmenta l science, including meteorology, individuals on local, regional, national, and interna- climatology, hydrology, water resources, oceanogra- tional levels. The focus is also on two major issues, phy, civil engineering, agriculture, forestry, glaciol- population increase and depletion
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Sep 1, 2000
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