Wednesday, October 1, 2014

More Praise for "Warnings"

With the potential for tornadoes the next couple of days:

Michelle Martin wrote:
As the Central Plains braces for a potential tornado outbreak this week, Mike Smith's outstanding book Warnings: The True Story of How Science Tamed the Weather is not only appropriate but important. No matter where you live, Smith's excellent book outlines the history of how science and weather collided to create a better warning system to save lives. Smith's work is detailed, thorough and insightful. In addition to sharing the historical development of the science of weather warnings, Smith also shares his personal experiences as a meteorologist. This highlights the very crucial and important role that meteorologists play in our modern society. If you want to understand how and why weather warnings are issued, this is the book for you. An interesting and invigorating read.

Meteorologist and severe weather expert James Spann wrote:
For those that love weather, this is one of those books that is hard to put down. Not only is it a history of the severe weather warning system in the United States, it also weaves in the personal story of Mike’s long career...
Mike also look at the warning process for Hurricanes Andrew and Katrina in deep detail… what went right, and what went wrong. It is especially interesting to read the chapter “Murder by Bureaucracy” concerning Katrina.
I do believe you need to know where you have been to have a better understanding of where you are going. This history of severe weather warnings in this nation is a very important story for all of us, and Mike did a masterful job of telling it. I encourage all in the weather enterprise, and those interested in weather, to get a copy. It is a very good read.
It is a book that has received rave reviews from critics, readers and meteorologists. It is available in hardcover and ebook. For more information, click here.

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