Thursday, April 5, 2012

Warnings: The True Story of How Science Tamed the Weather



“Smith skillfully makes this and other controversies seem not just important, but exciting. Meteorology, in his telling, has the same bare-knuckle energy we see in politics or sports. These battles, many of which Smith himself fought in, reveal how much of our modern, weather-safe lifestyle is contingent on personalities, and could have gone another way.
While weather forecasters often appear starchy and bland, Smith makes the weather into an urgent concern, and a remarkable victory. This story turns the weather into a quest, and meteorologists into the most unlikely heroes in recent literature.”
-Kevin Nenstiel
University of Nebraska

You'll note that this is one of the rare blogs with no advertising other than from Mike Smith Enterprises, LLC, the sponsor.


We want to take a moment, since we are now in the thick of storm season, to tell you about the book Warnings. Warnings is a book with 5-star ratings from both Amazon and Barnes & Noble and it has received terrific reviews from both critics and readers. It has the further benefit of convincing readers of the value of all types of storm warnings, which makes them more likely to take action when dangerous storms approach.

We are so proud of it, we've put the first chapter online. You can read it (free) here. If you like the style of writing on the blog, you'll love the book. While a true story, it is written in the style of a novel.

You can purchase a copy from Amazon here.

Or, Barnes & Noble here.

Online versions for Kindle and Nook are available at the respective sites.

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