k P A n I M n s BOOK REVIEWS ATMOSPHERI C SCIENCE: A N INTRODUCTOR Y SURVEY (SECON D EDITION) John M. Wallace and Peter V. Hobbs, 2006, 483 pp., $59.95, hardbound, Academic Press, ISBN 0-12-732951-X allace and Hobbs's Atmospheric Science, first first edition. Remote-sensing imagery is compre- published in 1977, has served as the gateway to hensively integrated with the text in most chapters, adding to both the book s scientific content and its Wthe subject for two generations of students. Its blend of "enough, but not too much" theory and read- visual appeal. The end-of-chapter exercises and the memorabl e biographical-sketch able, descriptive text spanning physical, dynamic, and synoptic meteorology uniquely served the needs footnotes have generally been re- tained , updated, and expanded. of upper-division meteorology undergraduates and graduate students new to the subject. My copy of Wal- To reflect the increasing breadth lace and Hobbs guided me through an independent of atmospheric science during the research project as a college math major, my first past three decades, new chapters graduate meteorology courses, and—most indispens- on "The Earth System" (chapter 2), ably—my Ph.D. qualifying exam. Many readers under "Atmospheric Chemistry" (chapter the age of 50
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