Michael Carr is a renowned weather expert - a teacher, author and weather routing consultant. After a concise and fascinating discussion about what makes weather, he plunges in to the sources for marine forecasts (coastal and high seas voice, satellite, data) and how to interpret them. Throughout the book, he compares satellite infrared photos with surface and 500 millibar charts, so you can see for yourself what the charts are telling you. An excellent book, recommended. Hardbound, 7-1/2" x 9-1/2".