by Philip Eden
Philip Eden's latest book - a must for every weather enthusiast. Order it for only £16.99 here
There are three interwoven strands which mark the progress of the weather/climate story throughout the past, during the present and into the future. These are: the effect on human life - ordinary, commercial and political; our desire and ability to predict its fluctuations; and our inability to control it at the same time as inadvertently changing it. This book traces these strands through history and offers some ideas concerning where they may go in the next 100 years. Our knowledge of the Earth's atmosphere is very limited. However we need to clarify the difference between weather and climate.
We must also clarify the contrast between making small controlled changes to local weather on the one hand and
causing accidental and uncontrolled changes to global climate on the other. A last chapter deals with 2100 and beyond, looking at the challenges for our grandchildren and the kind of meteorology and changing climate they will face.
Philip Eden, a trained meteorologist from the University of Birmingham worked for several years as a weather forecaster in the oil industry before he started his career on the radio, well known to the audience of BBC Fife Life since 1994. He writes for the Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph and also authored a couple of very popular books. Philip writes weekly features and monthly lookbacks for WeatherOnline since March 2001.
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More books from Philip Eden
Weatherwise: The "Sunday Telegraph" Companion to the British Weather (Paperback) - £ 6.39
This text is a guide to the British weather. The book comprises a collection of linked essays based on the "Weatherwise" columns in the "Sunday Telegraph", but rewritten and with additional new material. It offers an introduction to the British climate an d explains how the weather works, followed by chapters on each month of the year, freak weather, holiday weather, sporting weather, weather people, worldwide weather disasters, and climate change. An appendix of UK weather records is included. Click here to order from amazon.
Flood (Paperback) - £9.99
This work provides an up-to-date look at the appalling weather conditions that hit Britain in October and November of 2000. It includes over 200 photographs, as well as a full colour map. Click here to order from amazon.