Windows on Meteorology: Australian Perspective evolving with the pioneering work of Richardson, (Erik K. Webb, Ed., 1997, 342 pp., $49.95, paper- followed by the rebirth of numerical prediction after bound, CSIRO Publishing, ISBN 0-642-06038-3). World War II and the succession of models that fol- This publication is a nontechnical collection of 30 ar- lowed. The involvement of "some of the major play- ticles that relate to meteorology in various ways, with ers" is described as well as solutions to difficult topics ranging from perceptions of aborigines about problems. The book provides background material for weather to applications of meteorological satellites. students and a perspective for those directly and in- The articles are grouped into five sections including directly involved with numerical weather prediction. aborigines and meteorology, climate and faunal evo- lution, history, weather systems, and instrument sys- Introduction to Geomagnetic Fields (Wallace H. tems. There are ample illustrations, some of histori- Campbell, 1997, 290 pp., $69.95, hardbound, Cam- cal significance, and a collection of color illustrations bridge University Press, ISBN 0-521-57193-6). This that highlight weather phenomena. The book would book is basically a descriptive text on the geomagnetic be of interest to a wide range of readers from anthro-
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Published: Feb 1, 1998
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