Hurricane Watch

Forecasting the Deadliest Storms on Earth

Author: Jack Williams,Bob Sheets

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780375713989

Category: Nature

Page: 352

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The ultimate guide to the ultimate storms, Hurricane Watch is a fascinating blend of science and history from one of the world's foremost meteorologists and an award-winning science journalist. This in-depth look at these awe-inspiring acts of nature covers everything from the earliest efforts by seafarers at predicting storms to the way satellite imaging is revolutionizing hurricane forecasting. It reveals the latest information on hurricanes: their effects on ocean waves, the causes of the variable wind speeds in different parts of the storm, and the origins of the super-cooled shafts of water that vent at high altitudes. Hurricane Watch is a compelling history of man's relationship with the deadliest storms on earth. Includes: - The story of the nineteenth-century Cuban Jesuit whose success at predicting the great cyclones was considered almost mystical. - A new look at Isaac Cline, whose infamous failure to predict the Galveston Hurricane left him obsessed with the devastating effects of storm surge. - The story of the Hurricane Hunters, including the first man ever to deliberately fly into a hurricane. - A complete account of how computer modeling has changed hurricane tracking. - A history of Project Stormfury: the only significant, organized effort to reduce the damaging strength of severe hurricanes. - A unique firsthand account of Hurricane Andrew by both authors, who were at the National Hurricane Center when Andrew struck. - A listing of the deadliest storms in history. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Crisis, Exposure, Imagination

Lifting Veils

Author: Jordan E. Miller,Craig Condella,Fred Abong

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443891746

Category: Philosophy

Page: 175

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Unprecedented changes appear to be occurring more often and more rapidly than ever before. We notice these changes and events more readily due to the advent of the information age and the continual technological innovation that has accompanied it. New methods of the manufacture and the dissemination of information expose us to crises in ways previously impossible. These crises often lead to the exposure of new ways of understanding. The lifting of veils allows us to see these crises more clearly. In turn, these epiphanies invite imaginative and creative responses. This volume interprets this situation in a new way—not just as an examination of what happens to us and the variety of crises we face, but the way in which we understand them. How do we produce new ways of thinking and discussing crises? What is the role of imagination in both the description of crisis and the response to it? How are we changed and how do we change our thinking and writing as a result? There are two sides of the veil, with crisis on one side and imagination on the other. The issue of lifting veils—of revelatory change—expresses the contributors’ interest in the intersection of and collaboration between different disciplines. As an interdisciplinary project, this book takes a new approach in discussing our current condition. Lifting the veil radically undoes the past, opens us to the future through change, and provides the possibility for vision and hope.
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Hurricanes

Author: Michael Woods,Mary B. Woods

Publisher: LernerClassroom

ISBN: 9780822566786

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Explains why hurricanes occur, how we prepare for them and also examines the history of some of the most famous.
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Sea Cobra

Admiral Halsey's Task Force And The Great Pacific Typhoon

Author: Buckner Melton Jr.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1461749123

Category: History

Page: 336

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One of the costliest battles of World War II happens to be one of the least known. After failing to stop the attack of Admiral Takeo Kurita at Leyte Gulf, Admiral “Bull” Halsey made a desperate attempt to engage the Japanese Imperial Navy in a full-scale battle. Acting against better judgment and in a desperate attempt at redemption, Halsey led his crew into the raging path of a typhoon, which resulted in the loss of nearly one thousand sailors—the most costly mission of the Pacific war.
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You Choose: Can You Survive Storm Chasing?

An Interactive Survival Adventure

Author: Elizabeth Raum

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1620650320

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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You're a meteorology student fascinated by storms. But Mother Nature can be unpredictable. Situations can quickly turn deadly when extreme weather is involved. What do you do when, You're in a van full of people and a tornado suddenly appears to be headed right for you? A hurricane gains strength along the Florida coast but you're unable to convince people to leave their homes? A flash flood suddenly strikes, putting you and your friends and family in mortal danger? Experience the life or death dilemmas that face storm chasers. YOU CHOOSE what you'll do next. The choices you make will either lead you to safety or to doom.
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Kicking the Carbon Habit

Global Warming and the Case for Renewable and Nuclear Energy

Author: William Sweet

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231510373

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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With glaciers melting, oceans growing more acidic, species dying out, and catastrophic events like Hurricane Katrina ever more probable, strong steps must be taken now to slow global warming. Further warming threatens entire regional economies and the well being of whole populations, and in this century alone, it could create a global cataclysm. Synthesizing information from leading scientists and the most up-to-date research, science journalist William Sweet examines what the United States can do to help prevent climate devastation. Rather than focusing on cutting oil consumption, which Sweet argues is expensive and unrealistic, the United States should concentrate on drastically reducing its use of coal. Coal-fired plants, which currently produce more than half of the electricity in the United States, account for two fifths of the country's greenhouse gas emissions of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Sweet believes a mixture of more environmentally sound technologies-wind turbines, natural gas, and nuclear reactors-can effectively replace coal plants, especially since dramatic improvements in technology have made nuclear power cleaner, safer, and more efficient. Sweet cuts through all the confusion and controversies. He explores dramatic advances made by climate scientists over the past twenty years and addresses the various political and economic issues associated with global warming, including the practicality of reducing emissions from automobiles, the efficacy of taxing energy consumption, and the responsibility of the United States to its citizens and the international community to reduce greenhouse gases. Timely and provocative, Kicking the Carbon Habit is essential reading for anyone interested in environmental science, economics, and the future of the planet.
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Weather on the Air

A History of Broadcast Meteorology

Author: Robert Henson

Publisher: Amer Meteorological Society

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 241

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The first comprehensive history of its kind, Weather on the Air explores the many forces that have shaped weather broadcasts over the years, including the long-term drive to professionalize weathercasting, the complex relations between government and private forecasters, and the effects of climate-change science and the Internet on today's broadcasts. Dozens of photos and anecdotes accompany Henson's more than two decades of research to document the evolution of weathercasts, from their primitive beginnings on the radio to the high-gloss, graphics-laden segments we watch on television every morning.
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Weather Matters

An American Cultural History Since 1900

Author: Bernard Mergen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 397

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A kaleidoscopic book that illuminates our obsession with weather--as both physical reality and evocative metaphor--focusing on the ways in which it is perceived, feared, embraced, managed, and even marketed.
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The World Book Encyclopedia

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: N.A

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An encyclopedia designed especially to meet the needs of elementary, junior high, and senior high school students.
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Library Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

View: 8042

Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.
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Discover

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: N.A

View: 7050

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Hurricanes

a reference handbook

Author: Patrick J. Fitzpatrick

Publisher: Abc-clio

ISBN: 9781851096473

Category: Nature

Page: 412

View: 7016

Provides background on issues, people, organizations, statistics, and publications related to hurricanes.
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Hurricane Katrina

Author: William Dudley

Publisher: Greenhaven Press, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780737735529

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 91

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Essays cover opposing viewpoints on issues surrounding Hurricane Katrina, discussing such topics as the response of FEMA, the problems of conservative antigovernment ideology, racism and government rescue efforts, and the impact of global warming on hurricanes.
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Der Sturm

Die letzte Fahrt der Andrea Gail

Author: Sebastian Junger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783894058418

Category:

Page: 320

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Hurricanes--

The Greatest Storms on Earth : a Preparedness Guide

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Emergency management

Page: 11

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Der Marsianer

Roman

Author: Andy Weir

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641144000

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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Gestrandet auf dem Mars Der Astronaut Mark Watney war auf dem besten Weg, eine lebende Legende zu werden, schließlich war er der erste Mensch in der Geschichte der Raumfahrt, der je den Mars betreten hat. Nun, sechs Tage später, ist Mark auf dem besten Weg, der erste Mensch zu werden, der auf dem Mars sterben wird: Bei einer Expedition auf dem Roten Planeten gerät er in einen Sandsturm, und als er aus seiner Bewusstlosigkeit erwacht, ist er allein. Auf dem Mars. Ohne Ausrüstung. Ohne Nahrung. Und ohne Crew, denn die ist bereits auf dem Weg zurück zur Erde. Es ist der Beginn eines spektakulären Überlebenskampfes ...
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Storm Chasers

On the Trail of Deadly Tornadoes

Author: Matt White

Publisher: Capstone Classroom

ISBN: 9780736895309

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 6277

Examines what a storm chaser is and how they track, observe, and document deadly weather, especially tornadoes, and discusses how severe weather develops and safety precautions to take in such storms.
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