Niño: Fact and Fiction
'Water and air, two of the most fundamental components of the planet, are the subjects of this small yet stimulating book. El Niño: Fact and Fiction seeks to enlighten the reader to the truth behind this most elusive phenomenon. By using clear and precise language, together with colour photographs and diagrams, the book explains that El Niño is neither a “mysterious” force nor the wrath of ancient Aztec gods, but a drastic displacement of weather systems that causes the desert to become a flood and the marsh to turn to dust. El Niño at present still deifies prediction, but as this book shows it is beginning to yield its secrets. Secrets that give us enormous insight into the “climate machine” that is the planet Earth.'