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April 09, 1984 12:00 PM

by John Tepper Marlin and James S. Avery

Chicago is not America’s windiest city. Corpus Christi, Texas, is. Chicago is 22nd. You thought Seattle, Wash. or Portland, Oreg. were the rainiest? Seattle is 44th in annual rainfall and Portland is 35th. The wettest is Mobile, Ala. This engrossing catalogue employs hundreds of charts, ranking cities according to such classifications as environment, population and income (Huntington Beach, Calif. is the richest), education, culture and many other categories. (Facts On File, $24.95)

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