3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 28 October 2007
This is a fascinating reminder to all of us that climate is never stable for very long. A good romp through past natural climate change, leading up to the more recent problems of anthropomorphic climate change.
An excellent book that should be on the bookshelf of anyone faintly interested in weather and climate.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 2 January 2012
This very old book, now back in a ridiculously highly priced reprint, is an excellent source for synoptic knowledge for meteorologist and climatologists alike.
For the amateur forecaster, as I am, this book confirms nearly all of the really old saws,sayings/rhymes. It does not deal with jet streams, El Nino, La Lina or volcanis ash.
A real treasure if you can find the original edition.
on 12 December 2014
An excellent book, clear, concise, factual, no political bias.
Well laid out in a logical format, covers all the main points & shows not only that we have had climate change for 4.5 billion years before Al Gore, but how cyclical and stable the present climate actually is.
Lots of maps, graphs & photos
An 18 page index that makes navigation of the book easy; plus 21 pages of notes & further reading.
“If you want to know the future…..read history.”
Read Lamb’s book in conjunction with –
- ‘The Inconvenient Skeptic: the Comprehensive Guide to Earths Climate’ By John H Kehr.
- ‘Heaven & Earth the missing science’ by Ian Plimer.