Treading on Thin Air

Treading on Thin Air

Atmospheric Physics, Forensic Meteorology, and Climate Change : How Weather Shapes Our Everyday Lives

Book - 2016
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"A world-renowned atmospheric physicist, revealing how the climate is an inescapable part of our daily lives, shows how the effects and impacts of weather on humans, society and the planet are changing with the times and what it means for our future,"--Amazon.com.
Publisher: New York :, Pegasus Books,, 2016.
Edition: First Pegasus Books cloth edition.
ISBN: 9781605988221
1605988227
Branch Call Number: 551.6 AU
Characteristics: xi, 273 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 24 cm

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Jun 19, 2016

I don't know . . . Austin says she wrote this book to inspire young girls to pursue the sciences, but I don't think I would offer this boring and tedious book to my daughter or a younger sister to inspire!
Dr. Austin doesn't even explain the difference between wx and climate until well in the book [p. 166 or thereabouts].
Major annoyance: On pp. 120 -- 124, Austin gives the false, planted news story explanation for the collapse of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge - - it was due to the company cutting corners, firing the first engineer because he wouldn't substitute poor grade materials the original design called for, and hired a different engineer who went along! In all probability, had the original materials been used, the bridge would still be here.
This book reads more like an advertisement for Austin's company, WeatherExtreme Ltd., than anything else.
[Reminds me of a math compendium, compiled by a mathematician, who incorrectly claims that Milgram's experiment indicated we are all six degrees of separation from one another?!?! Stanley Milgram's degrees of separation study demonstrated THAT WHEN THERE IS A CONNECTION BETWEEN TWO PEOPLE, it averages out to six to seven degrees of separation! It is utterly impossible for everyone to be six degrees of separation from everyone else! Utterly absurd!]

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