This is not simply another specialized book on climate variations. It is a welcome comprehensive review of the scientific contributions of M. I. Budyko and his colleagues from the Soviet Union.
M. I. Budyko, from the Main Geophysical Observatory in Leningrad, is an outstanding climatologist well known in the field of climate modeling. His results have been published mainly in Russian, but several important papers and books were fortunately published or translated into English. Among them let us remember his Atlas of the Heat Balance, Climate and Life, and Climatic Changes.