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The Gardener's Guide to Weather and Climate

By Michael Allaby

We owe it to our plants to read this book. After all, while we just live with the weather, our plants have to survive it.

Washington Post

You may be at the whim of a changing climate, but you don’t have to let it ruin your garden. Weather expert Michael Allaby comes to the rescue with practical advice on adapting your garden to create optimum conditions for plants.

You’ll learn how weather works, how to predict different conditions, and how to make the best of meteorological highs and lows. And you’ll discover fascinating insights into climate change, cloud formation, jet streams, and much more.

Media reviews

"We owe it to our plants to read this book. After all, while we just live with the weather, our plants have to survive it."

Washington Post

"Science-geek gardeners will love this."

Publishers Weekly

"Not just a book about understanding weather, but a gardening guide that keeps a conscious eye on climatic conditions…It's well organized, accessible in tone and style, and well illustrated."

Gardens Illustrated

"Readable and timely, covering a wide range of topics from microclimates to why the growing season is getting longer."

Pacific Northwest Magazine

About the author

Michael Allaby

Michael Allaby is an award-winning science writer. His Plants and Plant Life won the Booklist Editors Choice award in 2001. The editor of four science dictionaries for Oxford University Press, he lives in the United Kingdom.

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