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Tony Wood's (PHL Inquirer) Snow Book Goes On Sale Tomorrow


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14 minutes ago, greg ralls said:

Did any of you get this? I kind of forgot about it, but just ordered it and can't wait to read it. Was just about to work through the KU book again, but figure I'll read this first.

Purchased a digital copy but haven’t started reading it yet. 

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Just recently started reading it. Only a couple of chapters in, but it is definitely very general so far - history of the interest in snow, snow flake crystals, it's impact on society throughout history, etc. Though he has alluded to some local stuff a few times.

Enjoying it so far but not exactly what I was anticipating. Curious if it goes into more detail about local snows further in.

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13 hours ago, greg ralls said:

Did any of you get this? I kind of forgot about it, but just ordered it and can't wait to read it. Was just about to work through the KU book again, but figure I'll read this first.

It's excellent. Although I put it on hold when I returned to work, I'll pick it back up this weekend. 

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23 hours ago, colonel_kurtz said:

Pricy, but worth every penny. Unlike many meteorology textbooks, you don't need to have a huge knowledge of physics & calculus to appreciate it.

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The first five chapters cover the history of snow research, big storms, snow removal, and weather research from colonial times up to the beginning of numerical weather prediction. His narrative style of describing events and giving anecdotes is interesting.

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