new publications Global Warming: The Complete Briefing (J. Houghton, Hazy Skies: Weather and the Environment (Jonathan 1997,251 pp., $22.95, paperbound, Cambridge Univer- D. W. Kahl, 1998, 64 pp., $15.95, hardbound, Lerner sity Press, ISBN 0-521-62932-2). This is the second edi- Publications, ISBN 0-8225-2530-5). This book ad- tion of the book first published in 1994 and reviewed in dresses the weather-air pollution connection, and how the AMS Bulletin in September 1994. Important devel- the two go hand in hand. As an introduction to meteo- opments in the past few years, both scientific and politi- rology for elementary school children, the author ex- cal, required that the book be updated and expanded, plains smog, haze, acid rain, the ozone hole, and other including new figures, references, new model results, and pollution problems. Along with color photographs, this revising the chapter "Why Should We be Concerned?" book contains a glossary and metric conversion chart. It There are 12 chapters that cover the causes of climate also describes how people are trying to fight air pollu- change, past climates, model prediction of future climate, tion, which includes alternate energy forms, and how and strategies to stabilize climate change. The book has readers can do their part for a healthier environment. • no equations and should be understandable to those who have had high school science and chemistry and should be of interest to anyone concerned about global warm- ing. It may be suitable for an undergraduate course (chap- ters include questions). Cambridge University Press Dynamic Meteorology: A Basic Course (A. Gorden et 4 0 W . 20 St. al., 1998, 325 pp., $34.95, paperbound, John Wiley & Ne w York, NY 1001 1 Sons, ISBN 0-340-59503-5). While titled simply Dy- Telephone : 800-221-4512 namic Meteorology, this book was written as a text for undergraduate students in dynamic, synoptic, and radia- John Wiley & Sons tion meteorology. There are some 21 chapters, which 60 5 Third Ave. discuss thermodynamics of dry air, moist air, equations Ne w York, NY 10158 of motion, vorticity and long waves, synoptic meteorol- Telephone : 800-225-5945 ogy (and applicationlof dynamics), radiative transfer, and radiation balance. The book concludes with a chapter Kluwer Academic Publishers on climate change. Each chapter includes problems as 101 Philip Dr. well as numerous illustrations, some of which depict tem- Norwell , MA 02061 perature and flow patterns in both the Northern and South- Telephone : 781-871-6600 ern Hemispheres (the authors are Australian). The intent of the book is to provide a broad fundamental background Lerner Publications Co. for meteorology students but could also serve as a re- 24 1 First Ave. N. fresher or a quick reference for dynamic terms. Minneapolis , MN 55401 Telephone : 800-328-4929 Oxford University Press 19 8 Madiso n Ave. Topographic Effects in Stratified Flows. Peter Ne w York, NY 10016 G . Baines. 1998. 48 2 pp. $34.95 . Paperbound. Telephone : 800-451-7556 Cambridg e University Press. ISBN 0-521-62923-3. 66 8 Vol. 79 , No. 4 , April 1998
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