MIKE MOSS SAYS: Richard, There are lots of books that would probably serve well. Just as a sampling, here are some that you could consider - for general reading and a good introduction/overview, books like "Weather: A Golden Guide," "The USA Today Weather Book" and "National Audubon Society First Field Guide: Weather" are quite good. Some basic introductory college level texts, light on mathematics, that you might find helpful, include "Meteorology Today", "The Atmosphere: An Introduction to Meteorology", and "Essentials of Meteorology". More technical treatments are given in "Atmospheric Science: An Introductory Survey" and "Meteorology for Scientists & Engineers". Most of these are available online or in some cases at local bookstores, and of course you might also like to browse a library so that you can get a good feel for the content of a book and how it serves your interests before buying.
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