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Atmospheric Science, Second Edition: An Introductory Survey (International Geophysics) 2nd Edition

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"Wallace and Hobbs...offer this excellent update of an outstanding introductory work. The organization of the book is very clear. Each chapter is well laid out with clear diagrams, good quality figures, and explanatory text. ...A first-class resource book. Summing Up: Highly recommended."
-- CHOICE


"In terms of both content and appearance, this title has been completely revamped from the first edition. It contains new chapters on atmospheric chemistry, the Earth system, climate, and the atmospheric boundary layer, as well as enhanced treatment of atmospheric dynamics, weather forecasting, radiative transfer, severe storms, and human impacts, such as global warming. The authors illustrate concepts with colorful state-of-the-art imagery and cover a vast amount of new information in the field."
--Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society

"Wallace and Hobbs' classic text has been completely updated in content and appearance...Qualitative and numerical exercises are included to reinforce learning, and biographical footnotes summarize the work of key scientists and the history of meteorology. The exercises and lessons are accompanied by full-color illustrations, satellite images, and ground-based photos."
--Weatherwise

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The long-awaited update of the classic atmospheric science text!

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 504 pages
  • Publisher: Academic Press; 2 edition (February 15, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 012732951X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0127329512
  • Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 8.7 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #32,683 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Eduardo Fontes Henriques on July 22, 2000
Format: Hardcover
Although not being a specialist in the field (mine is Condensed Matter Physics), I found this book to be quite stimulating and well written. It is suitable for a student who has already some familiarity with Physics and Calculus (including several variables and vector calculus) and , in my opinion, that is just what makes it exciting, because it does not, although being introductory, bores the non-specialist reader with a mass of details or just qualitative information. I have been responsible for introductory Themodynamics classes for students of Physics and Meteorology for the last four years in my institute, and now I intend to use examples from the book .
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Cody Kirkpatrick on September 23, 2002
Format: Hardcover
(Update--there is a new edition of this textbook, out in spring 2006)

It's too bad Wallace and Hobbs never got around to revising this edition of the text, written in 1977. Of all the undergraduate textbooks I had, this was by far the best.

W&H cover all the important topics in meteorology and atmospheric science. Each chapter is very well written, easy to understand, and has good graphics and thought-provoking (often difficult!) questions at the end of each chapter. Each chapter ends with a series of mathematical questions--some of which require a good bit of thinking to arrive at the right equation to use; and also a series of "explain or interpret these statements." This is where you find out how much you really know!

Why do I like this book? Each chapter can, to some extent, stand on its own. Even though the material is dated (Chapter 5, on clouds and storms, would need significant additions in a course taught today), fundamental principles were the same then and are explained well. The historical notes about famous scientists also add character to the text.

My suggestion for a new reader: Chapters 1, 2, 8, 3, and 5 in that order. Then add Chapters 9, 4, 6, and 7. This way, you get the fundamental theory and then get to apply all you know to actual weather systems (in 3 and 5). The remaining four are almost like special topics and can be read at any time. If anyone has better suggestions, let me know!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 13, 2002
Format: Hardcover
Hands down this text is the best for anyone looking for an introduction to the atmospheric sciences. There is almost no topic this book doesn't provide an overview of. Personally my favorite section is Thermodynamics. In my opinion the authors give a very clear and thorough introduction to the subject. Other topics in the book are also equally as good. As an introductory text (2nd year) this book provides a very good base for students in the atmospheric sciences to build upon. I find that even in 4th year I still referred back to the text to recall some of the basics that tend to get lost when you become so fixed on the math.
Excellent text, well worth the money (like almost any book in the field, it is expensive!). The fact that the book hasn't changed in 25yrs (even the cover is the same!) says something about it's quality.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Joy C Reside on December 28, 2010
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Perfect book for my daughter getting her masters in Meteorology. She said it is the book most referenced throughout her studies. Since she studies 24/7 that tells me that it is well written with the information necessary. She said it will remain part of her reference library throughout her career.
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A beautifully updated edition of a classic. The first "Wallace and Hobbs" became a classic work in atmospheric science nearly 40 years ago. This 2nd edition is expanded in many areas and is now full of the most beautiful illustrations and photographic images. A crucial textbook that also makes a great coffee-table book. If you are interested in the atmosphere, weather or climate, I cannot recommend it too highly.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Strongdog on May 12, 2007
Format: Hardcover
This is a truly well-written book; introducing the major concepts of atmospheric science in a clear and logical manner. After having the opportunity to study with the author, I am thoroughly impressed with his depth of knowledge in the field. A must-own for any aspiring atmospheric scientist.
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By yee on October 15, 2010
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This book is written in detail so it is sufficient to be a reference book/ self-learning material apart from lessons in universities.

With colorful figures and applied theory in examples, readers can be easily familiar with the content of the book.
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By perspective93 on October 8, 2013
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This book is extremely useful for both undergraduate and graduate majoring in Atmospehric Sciences.
Book is in total good shape, delivery is also fast.Price is really low.
Very satisfying.
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