Friday, July 27, 2012

Five notable books on clouds

One title on the Barnes & Noble Review's list of five top books on clouds:
Atmosphere, Clouds, and Climate
by David Randall

One of the Princeton Primers in Climate, this slim volume offers just the right level of scientific detail -- equations, graphs, and charts that are illuminating rather than intimidating -- to teach readers the basics of the energy cycle on our planet. Whether acting as blankets, sponges, or shields, clouds play important roles in earth's ecosystems, which the author explores before embarking on a deeper consideration of feedbacks involving other atmospheric phenomena.
Read about another book on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue