Monday, October 13, 2008

Review: Why the Wind Blows by Matthys Levy

A few months ago, Lisa Roe, Online Publicist, sent me a very informative little book, Why the Wind Blows by Matthys Levy. With my fear avoidance of non-fiction books, even though I wanted to read this and learn more about our environmental issues, I kept putting it off. Once I finally made myself get over it, I found it delightful - very informative, interesting and easy to read.

The full title of the book is Why the Wind Blows: A History of Weather and Global Warming. The majority of the technical explanations were easy to understand, with helpful graphics throughout. The book is full of true stories of how things came about, happen, etc. The stories helped me to understand the science without feeling like I was reading a textbook (which I would not have gotten through).

If you are interested in learning more about the environment so you can understand more of what's happening today, I recommend reading this book. It won't take you long to read and it will be a good resource for your family.

Rating: 3/5 stars

4 comments:

bermudaonion said...

Hmm - I may have to check that one out.

J. Kaye Oldner said...

You only gave it a three out of five. What was it about the book you didn't like?

Shana said...

Michele, congrats on reading outside the norm. I'm always hesitant to do that, too, but have found some great books that way.

Shana
Literarily

bookreviewsbybobbie said...

Sounds like a book that I'd be interested in :)
Nice blog Michele!

Cheers,
Bobbie Crawford-McCoy

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