Treading on Thin Air: Atmospheric Physics, Forensic Meteorology, and Climate Change: How Weather Shapes Our Everyday Lives

Treading on Thin Air Atmospheric Physics Forensic Meteorology and Climate Change How Weather Shapes Our Everyday Lives Weather water and climate How we feel how productive we are even our sheer existence depends on these three things The United States economic activity varies annually by % due to weather that

  • Title: Treading on Thin Air: Atmospheric Physics, Forensic Meteorology, and Climate Change: How Weather Shapes Our Everyday Lives
  • Author: Elizabeth Austin
  • ISBN: 9781605988221
  • Page: 362
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Weather, water, and climate How we feel, how productive we are, even our sheer existence, depends on these three things The United States economic activity varies annually by 1.7% due to weather that is than 500 billion dollars each year Weather applications on mobile devices are the second most popular apps popular than social networking, maps, music,andWeather, water, and climate How we feel, how productive we are, even our sheer existence, depends on these three things The United States economic activity varies annually by 1.7% due to weather that is than 500 billion dollars each year Weather applications on mobile devices are the second most popular apps popular than social networking, maps, music,and news.In Treading on Thin Air, Dr Elizabeth Austin, a world renowned atmospheric physicist, reveals how the climate is intimately tied to our daily lives The effects and impacts of weather on humans, society and the planet are changing with the times Dr Austin will demystify climate change, revealing what is really happening with our climate and why, whether it is El Nino, tornadoes, floods or hurricanes.Weather and society are at its most fascinating at extremes, and as Dr Austin is one of a handful of forensic meteorologists around the globe She has been called upon to investigate plane crashes, murders, wildfires, avalanches, even bombing cases Drawing upon her rich experiences, Austin s Treading on Thin Air promises to be an enlightening and informative journey through the wild word of weather.

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    1. Normally, I don't finish a 2-star book, but by the time I decided I was tired of the style, I decided to speed-read/skim the rest of it.I'm a weather geek, and I found this when looking for new science books for Bruce. The title caught my eye (forensic meteorology??). Problem is, she couldn't figure out whether she was writing a memoir, a self-promotion of her expertise/business, or a science book. As a result, it was an unsatisfying amalgam of all three. While I did learn something about weathe [...]

    2. ** I won a copy of this book from GoodReads **Wow. I mean, wow. This is just my personal opinion and I know it's worth next to nothing, but here it is: This book is terrible - at least up to page 109. I forced myself to read that far and then relieved myself of the chore. There was too much self-congratulatory chatter, too many ego-boosting little side trips away from whatever the main point was supposed to be. The main points were a seemingly random selection of weather-related issues and pheno [...]

    3. When the author talked about weather and the atmosphere (especially when she was explaining how either of them effect the conditions of a crime or accident), she was very good. She made what might be dry material interesting often without the drama of TV show. At other times, she talked around the case she was trying to argue without explaining the crucial element. I did learn several facts about air, weather, and other parts of atmospheric physics that I didn't even know existed - Astronomical [...]

    4. The concept was fascinating, and when Dr. Austin actually writes about the topic, she's very clear and easy to understand. However, there were (for me!) far too many digressions/personal anecdotes about fascinating people in the field it has been her good fortune to meet. I gave up less than 100 pages into the book.

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