Tuesday, August 24, 2010

"Warnings" Gets Another Rave Review

Here is another review of Warnings: The True Story of How Science Tamed the Weather. If you haven't read it yet, be sure and read the review. Then, go to your local bookstore and buy it... or click on the link to Amazon.

A few excerpts...

"Warnings" is very easy to read for the layman. I was shocked to learn how lacking some of the basic things we now take for granted were, such as no tornado warnings as recently as the 1950s, in some areas of the U.S. even more recently. Not a hint! How many lives must have been lost needlessly in past years? Mike Smith has done his research, has lived his research, and knows how to deliver it. The book is historical, accurate, and personal. I was hooked on the Introduction which primes the reader for the main event, or in this case events, to come in this book.

Smith gradually builds from its early beginnings the study and workings of tornadoes in terms anyone can understand. The subject is fascinating as he writes it.

This is a fascinating book, full of suspense, telling it like it is, and a great learning experience without realizing just how much of what you read will stay with you.

While this book deals mostly with the U.S., it is of global significance.

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