Climate's one of those subjects that a lot of people are interested in, but understanding it seems daunting and complicated. The subject of climate change is often in the news and in conversation too, frequently polarised by opinion which seems driven by vested interest and antipathy rather than by fact. For someone like me, without a degree in geology or geography, it's hard to find an unbiased explanation that will let me form my own informed opinion. Happily, that's exactly what this little book did for me. It explains the subject clearly in a way that a non-scientist like myself can understand, but it doesn't talk down to me or leave out anything relevant or important. The diagrams are clear and well explained, too. Reading this gave me a good understanding of how complex climate is and the many factors that influence it, and I can put the various unseasonal weather we have in Britain into context now. I'd recommend this to anyone wanting to understand this subject, if you're looking for a straightforward, easy to grasp book about this complex topic.