One suspects that the ways of the wind could make a fascinating story. But the writing here is eight grade sophomoric in its attempt to personalize, ibid: ""Often my mind wanders from problems atmospheric."" It contains all the information from stratus days to smoggy nights, gives general patterns, describes pressures and cause and effect and there are charts, diagrams and experiments. It's directed to the amateur meteorologist who will feel simpatico with such rhapsodic gusts as ""What a thunderstorm it must have been. What winds. What rain. And what hail."" A Sea Around Us it's not.