"George Philander, author of Our Affair with El Niño, was part of the community of oceanographers and meteorologists who helped to shape this exciting period of rapid scientific progress. He writes with the enthusiasm of an eye-witness and the authority of an expert. The book skilfully weaves together descriptions of El Niño physics, the historical backdrop that led to widespread interest in El Niño, and philosophical perspectives on the role of scientific research in addressing present-day environmental problems."

Link to full book review in Nature

Reference: Nature 429, 605 (2004)