This is an interesting little book of quirky facts and figures about the curious ways weather affects our world.  It expands on the well-known meteorology information most sailors are familiar with, delving deeper into the ramifications of hot air rising.

The writing style is lively and clear avoiding the pitfalls of listing reams of statistics without applying the facts to relevant useful applications. The topical chapter headings and useful index allow for easy reference within the text. Numerous illustrations, charts and coloured ‘Fact’ boxes enhance the presentation of the narrative.

Published in 2013 the information in this little gem is contemporary and benefits from current scientific methods of obtaining these statistics.

This is an enjoyable book to dip into for pleasure while expanding knowledge of how our weather works.

Janet Walker.



ISBN number: 978-1-4081-8155-3