This book gathers together the scientific knowlege necessary for younger readers to understand the climate, its mechanisms and phenomena. All topics are dealt with in an understandable yet informative manner - from the effects of lattiude to those of altitude, from the history of climates to the geography of great climatic regions, and from meterologists' instruments to the conclusions of the Kyoto conference. In addition, the book offers a broad selection of clear explanatory diagrams, text boxes of easily memorized facts, and a wide array of carefully chosen photographs.
This book is an excellent introduction to climatology and will awaken curiousity in all readers keen to learn how the climate will affect our future.
Explaining the Climate is part of the 'Discovering the world' series which is aimed at making subjects accessible for a younger readership (from 10 years old onwards).