– By Victoria Slonosky, McGill University, Montreal, Canada –
To know how the climate is changing, we need to know what the climate was like in the past. Historical weather records are the best and most detailed source of information about climatic changes and extreme weather events over past decades and centuries.
– Review by Richard Leduc, Ph.D., AirMet Science Inc., firstname.lastname@example.org –
By Victoria C. Slonosky, Published by the American Meteorological Society, paperback, 288 pages, ISBN 9781944970208, $45.00
The material in this book is abundant. I have read many sections of the book and each is very detailed and contains many anecdotes, facts, and examples that supplement the topics covered and are tied to historical facts. Dr. J. F. Gaultier’s contribution to the early days of the colony is impressive, and Slonosky’s book shines in highlighting it, and the contribution of Smallwood, McCord and many others. The author also introduces the issue of climate change that preoccupied these pioneers,