Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Review of "Science Comics Wild Weather: Storms, Meteorology, and Climate," by MK Reed and Jonathan Hill

 Review of

Science Comics Wild Weather: Storms, Meteorology, and Climate, by MK Reed and Jonathan Hill ISBN 9781626727908

Five out of five stars

Good science in comic form

 With the continuing focus on the consequences of the increase in the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere leading to climate change, the general public needs to be schooled in the science of the weather. This book does an excellent job of that using the comic form.

 The three main characters are a black meteorologist named Stormin’ Norman Weatherby that gears a strong resemblance to Al Roker, a white male news anchor named Chase McCloud that is dumb as a Will Ferrell character and a female news anchor called Connie Trales. The Chase character is an excellent foil in that he asks very dumb questions that frustrate Norman yet give him the opportunity to explain everything at the most basic of levels.

 All of the major issues of weather at the global down to the local levels are covered. This book is an excellent primer on the science of the weather and could be used as an introductory textbook at the middle or high school level.

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