The study of atmospheric dynamics has seen an impressive expansion into many subdisciplines in the past few decades. It is only natural, then, that most textbooks published during this period have tended to focus on one of these sub-disciplines. Atmospheric dynamics seems to be too broad a subject area to be the focus of a single text. A pitfall of writing a broadly focused text like Dynamics of the Atmosphere is that some subjects will receive short shrift. Nevertheless, the authors have succeeded admirably in striking a balance between, first of all, covering the important topics and, second, providing sufficient detail on these subjects in a concise and accurate manner.