“Ever wonder why the daily weather report is so erratic? Why the seasons seem to come too early or start too late? Whether there really is such a thing as global warming? This fascinating and informative book answers these questions, revealing the story behind Indiana's wacky weather.
"John Oliver has produced a record of distinguished scholarship during his career and there is tremendous need and value in this particular book for Hoosiers."
—John Harrington, Jr., Kansas State University”
“Created by Oliver (emer., Indiana State), the editor of the Encyclopedia of World Climatology (CH, Mar'06, 43-3766), this detailed, glossy reference work is an excellent source of information on the weather and climate of Indiana. The book's topical arrangement by season allows it to act as a springboard to the type of weather one would typically encounter throughout the year, such as tornadoes in spring and continental and lake-effect snows in winter. The seasonal chapters are punctuated by short articles of interest highlighting specific topics or techniques to study weather and climate. Chapters on past climates, future climates, and how weather is monitored via the local offices of the National Weather Service and the Cooperative Weather Program are included. The text is written in simple, straightforward prose and is profusely illustrated with informative color pictures, maps, graphs, and charts. A glossary and bibliography of further readings round out the text. Hopefully there will be similar studies for other states or regions of the US. An essential work for libraries in Indiana and the contiguous midwestern states Summing Up: Highly recommended. All levels of readership. -- , Wilkes University”
“Oliver's book addresses many of the weather phenomena that people find so fascinating, and it delivers this information in a manner that readers without much scientific background can understand and comprehend. In short, . . . Indiana's Weather and Climate is a welcome addition to the library of any Hoosier interested in the atmosphere and its effects on the lives of the state's residents. December 1, 2010”
— Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
“John Oliver has produced a record of distinguished scholarship during his career and there is tremendous need and value in this particular book for Hoosiers. ”
— John Harrington, Jr., Kansas State University