Deb Baker – Interim Reference Librarian
Encyclopedia of Weather and Climate by Michael Allaby, illustrated by Richard Garratt, Facts-On-File, 2007.
Find it in Ohrstrom at: Ref. 551.5 AL5 v.1 & v.2
Allaby, author or editor of over 90 books on environmental science, has revised, updated, and reorganized this two volume set to reflect the latest science, with over 1400 entries, 350 illustrations, and 10 appendices. Looking for maps of ocean currents? Wonder why ice storms occur, when thermometers were invented, how wine harvest records help climatologists, or what in the world a cloud street is? Look no further.
HELPFUL FOR: Terrestrial Ecology, Topics in Global Events, Limnology and Marine Biology, Origins of Modern Science
FUN FOR: Weather Channel fans, amateur meteorologists, Eco-Action members