Book: Man vs. Weather

Another vital aspect of safety in the mountains is dealing with the weather. Dennis Diclaudio's new book Man vs. Weather (Penguin Books, $14) is a humorous and practical romp through the history and science of climatic conditions, so that you can read, understand, and defend yourself against the elements. From cold fronts to clouds, wind patterns to global warming, Diclaudio gives you a thorough, fun-to-read overview of that most variable of nature's forces.