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Campbell’s Weather Compendium

Harry Campbell



ISBN: 9781906032982

Price: £9.99

Publication date: 6 September 2010

Category: Humour

  • A rich, informative and entertaining compendium of weather facts, weather stories and weather-related fun and trivia!
  • The perfect beach-side companion – or if it’s raining outside – the sofa!
  • From the author of Whatever Happened To Tanganyika? 

Weather. There’s no escaping it. Good, bad, glorious or indifferent, it’s always there, looking down on us. When two Englishmen meet it’s the first thing they discuss. When two Americans meet the first thing they discuss is how bad the English weather is. And when two Hawaiians meet they are usually too busy sunbathing to talk about the weather. In these days of climate change and concerns over the long-term effects of pollution, we can rapidly see how global weather systems are changing for the worse not only for human beings, but for every creature and micro-organism under the sun. We are all affected by weather. Campbell’s Weather Compendium is the perfect companion to learning about the weather, no matter where you live or whether it is raining or sunny outside, an enlightening and entertaining miscellany of our planet’s most complex, diverse and powerful system – without which life simply would not exist.


Harry Campbell is a freelance lexicographer, who used to work for Larousse and Harper Collins. He describes himself as an ‘armchair traveller and avid collector of maps’. Harry lives in Glasgow.