The Weather Machine

SHORT REVIEWS

by Phoebe Adams

by Nigel Calder. Viking, $14.95. Mr. Calder’s lively account of what is known about the operations of weather patterns (not enough) and the possibility of another ice age (all too strong) is, in addition to the information it contains, a striking argument for the written word. It is much more impressive than the television programs from which it originates. Illustrations, maps, index.