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Mike Hulme is professor of climate and culture at King's College London. His latest book, Can Science Fix Climate Change?, is published in April

TOP 10

1. Climate and the British Scene (1952) by Gordon Manley

A classic account of our climate from Britain's greatest climatologist

2. The Weather in the Imagination (2005) by Lucien Boia

Boia's wide-ranging historical survey shows how weather resides in the mind as much as it does in the skies

3. Fixing the Sky (2010) by James Fleming

A fascinating account of the weird and wacky attempts made in the past to control the world's weather

4. Times of Feast, Times of Famine (1971) by Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie

The first authoritative account of how climates can be read from history

5. British Weather and the Climate of Enlightenment (2007) by Jan Golinksi

How the British came, in the 18th century, to understand the 'nationality' of their climate

6. The Bet (2013) by Paul Sabin

A great insight into the argument about whether or not we're doomed

7. The Invention of Clouds (2001) by Richard Hamblyn

The evocative story of how Luke Howard classified the unclassifiable

8. Americans and their Weather (2000) by William Meyer

An eye-opening account of how an emerging nation came to terms with its weather

9. Negotiating Climate Change (2013) by Amanda Machin

The best book around when it comes to explaining the intractable politics of climate change

10. The Frozen Thames (2007) by Helen Humphreys

Beautifully illustrated vignettes across the centuries of a frozen river

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Author:Hulme, Mike
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Date:Mar 1, 2014
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