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Air Apparent: How Meteorologists Learned to Map, Predict, and Dramatize Weather

By: Mark Monmonier

309 pages, 22 col plates, 89 line illus, 4 b/w illus, maps

University of Chicago Press

Hardback | Apr 1999 | #94427 | ISBN: 0226534227
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About this book

Traces the contentious debates among scientists eager to unravel the enigma of storms and global change, explains the clever strategies for mapping the upper atmosphere and forecasting disaster, and exposes the turbulent efforts to detect and control air pollution.


Contents

Preface Acknowledgments 1. Seeing and Forecasting 2. Seeing and Understanding 3. Weather by Wire 4. Looking Up 5. Looking Ahead 6. Downwind Dangers 7. Looking Down 8. Looking Around 9. Spreading the News 10. Weather Channels and Web Sites 11. Hindsight As Insight 12. Managed Myopia Appendix: Web-site Addresses Notes Index

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