Air Apparent: How Meteorologists Learned to Map, Predict, and Dramatize Weather / Edition 1

Air Apparent: How Meteorologists Learned to Map, Predict, and Dramatize Weather / Edition 1

by Mark Monmonier
     
 

In Air Apparent, Mark Monmonier traces debates among scientists eager to unravel the enigma of storms and global change, explains strategies for mapping the upper atmosphere and forecasting disaster, and discusses efforts to detect and control air pollution. Fascinating in its scope and detail, Air Apparent makes us take a second look at the weather

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In Air Apparent, Mark Monmonier traces debates among scientists eager to unravel the enigma of storms and global change, explains strategies for mapping the upper atmosphere and forecasting disaster, and discusses efforts to detect and control air pollution. Fascinating in its scope and detail, Air Apparent makes us take a second look at the weather map, an image that has been, and continues to be, central to our daily lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226534237
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
11/28/2000
Series:
Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing Ser.
Edition description:
1
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.80(d)

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Table of 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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