Although it describes and explains many processes of nature – tornadoes, hurricanes, avalanches, thunderstorms, and different cloud types – I found Exploring Weather to be muddling. Its format – boxes upon boxes containing random snippets of information – was distracting and not conducive to connected thinking.
Although I did not prefer Exploring Weather, I did learn a few interesting facts from it. For example…
Several comments are made about ancient beliefs regarding the weather (the Aztecs and their god, Quetzalcoatl, the Vikings belief in Thor, god of thunder, and the general desire to worship the sun). Global warming is also briefly explained.
A picture is shown of a woman in a bra to illustrate sunburn. It is not sensual, but definitely revealing.
Conclusion. Exploring Weather is less interesting and more obtuse than Can it Rain Cats and Dogs? , which I would recommend.
Review © 2013 Laura Verret