Summer Reading

Summer is the time of year when many of us have time to read a few good books. I was recently asked for recommendations on some easy reading weather related books and I thought I would share the list here as well. These books deal more with how weather has impacted people in the past more than the technical details of how the weather works which makes for much easier reading.

I just finished a book given to me by a co-worker called “Americans and Their Weather” by William B Meyer which deals with roles played by weather and climate in American life. One of my favorite historical weather books is “The Little Ice Age” by Brian Fagan that deals with how the colder climate from 1300 to 1860 impacted global civilizations.

Other books I recommend are “The Great Hurricane: 1938 by Cherie Burns, “The Minnesota Weather Almanac” by Mark Seeley and “The Children’s Blizzard” by David Laskin.