Monday, March 16, 2015

New Review of "Warnings"

The review is rather lengthy, here are excerpts:
  • The language used in the book makes it an amazingly easy-to-read publication. 
  • There are diverse challenges that continue to define storm warning-systems. The book comes off as a passionately written, mystery filled, scientific encyclopedia, which is markedly informative and educative on recent meteorological changes.
    In “Warnings: The True Story of How Science Tamed the Weather”, Smith gives a fast-paced description of the most remarkable storms that have defined modern times.
  • Smith asserts that the number of lives saved by the “implementation of microburst avoidance procedures in the United States is well over two thousand, not to mention the hundreds of millions of dollars of aircraft losses prevented” (173). Owing to Fujita’s research works, pilots are now provided with exceptional wind-shear training and support to deal with microbursts effectively and safely.
  • The content of “Warnings: The True Story of How Science Tamed the Weather” is easy to follow since it is well structured. The 304-page treatise appears like a library of two well-developed accounts: the memoir of Smith’s life and a weather-related scientific document. Overall, the book has 23 chapters. Each of the chapter zeroes in on a specific theme or set of closely related themes. When one goes over each of the chapters, he or she understands how meteorology is strikingly underappreciated although it is close intertwined with the existence of every human population.
  • The descriptions given by Smith in all the chapters are vivid. For instance, in the chapters in which he explores contemporary meteorology, he presents clear descriptions of particular disasters that have helped drive science onward. The disasters include tornadoes, hurricanes, and weather-linked airline accidents. In the book’s middle and early sections, he helps readers understand the contexts that define numerous critical meteorological developments. Over the years, he has actively participated in bringing forth many of the developments. He describes the developments in a way that communicates the urgency with which human beings should focus on extant meteorological programs.
  • Everyone is affected by weather. The book contains information that everyone will find relevant.
Hope you'll consider taking a copy of Warnings along on your spring vacation. 

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