30 Seconds Climate by Joanna D Haigh

30 Seconds Climate by Joanna D Haigh* proved to be a fascinating book, like all the ones I read in this series. I was expecting to learn a few things, of course, but I was surprised by some of the details included, like who observed for the first time that the Earth’s temperature is rising and what he thought about it. The book is absorbing, I found myself flipping more pages than I planed to read. Also, that is only 1 topic out of 50 described in the book, so there is plenty to read.

30 Seconds Climate by Joanna D Haigh

The chapters are: the Earth’s climate system; Heating & Cooling; Water; Life & Biogeochemical cycles; Observations & Modelling; Changing Climate; the Future. In each chapter there is a profile of a scientist, with the exception of the last one, when the profile is of an international authority on climate change, which, surprisingly, started back in 1988. Besides the obvious climate change topics, as you can see from the names of the chapters, there are many other topics on climate, which are interesting too.

I enjoyed the book, the glossary before each chapter is very useful, I learned a few things from it, and so I recommend reading it.

30 Seconds Climate by Joanna D Haigh

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My rating: 5/5 Stars
Would I recommend it: Yes
Published by: The Ivy Press
Year it was published: 2020
Format: Hardcover
Genre(s): Non-fiction
Pages: 160

About the author: Joanna Dorothy Haigh, CBE, FRS, FRMetS is a British physicist and academic. Before her retirement in 2019 she was Professor of Atmospheric Physics at Imperial College London, and co-director of the Grantham Institute – Climate Change and Environment.
Some of the books in 30-Second Series: Anatomy; Ancient Greece; Architecture; Brain; Chemistry; Climate; Economics; Einstein; Elements; Fashion; Forensic Science; Great Inventions; Literature; Math; Medicine; Newton; Opera; Physics; Psychology; Quantum Theory; Wine.
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*I was sent a copy of 30 Second Literature by Ella Berthoud for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own.



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