Like Bova in Man Controls the Weather (KR, 1973), Boeson begins by ""looking ahead"" to the year 2000 when rainfall, tornadoes, hurricanes and hail are all regulated by the ""magic tool"" of silver iodide. Later he takes a closer look at these particular weather phenomena and man's attempts to modify them, with special attention to the history of rainmaking and atmosphere research. Boesen mentions the influence of pollution on the weather and the effect of SST's (but not aerosol cans) on the ozone layer, and he observes that ""unless we find out what we may be doing to damage the climate, it may not make much difference what we do to improve the weather."" However, instead of elaborating he concludes the book with a description of SKYLAB, which promises to help in the finding out. A superficial survey, even slacker than Bova's similar report on the same subject.