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Now in paperback!

University of Chicago Press, 1999.

"even if this information were not presented in such a lively and engaging manner, it would still hook any reader who checks the weather map every morning or who sits happily entranced through a fully cycle of forecasts on the Weather Channel." --Boston Globe

"The pursuit of accuracy in forecasting is the subject of Air Apparent, Mark Monmonier’s breezy, elucidating history of weather mapping, now out in paperback. " --The New Yorker

"Populating his tableau with the weather bureaucrats, newspaper editors, and innovative meteorologists who contributed to the daily weather map, Monmonier cements his status as the popular expositor of cartography, with his hallmark of technical detail expressed in a fluid, vibrant narrative. A sleeper Weather Channel loyalists will clamor for." --Booklist

"Mark Monmonier is onto a winner with Air Apparent. . . . It is good, accessible science and excellent history. . . . Read it." --New Scientist

"a superb first reading for any backyard novice of weather . . . but even the veteran forecaster or researcher will find it engaging and, in some cases, enlightening" --Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society

"As twenty-first-century weather watchers turn to their televisions or the Internet for news, they should thank the art, the technology and the intricate social fabric, whose evolution Monmonier describes so ebulliently, that makes it all seem so fast, effortless and reliable." --The Sciences

"fascinating book" --Times Literary Supplement

"the writing is stylish, and the author’s enthusiasm is infectious." --Imago Mundi