Hurricanes

Author: Dean Galiano

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780823930951

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Examines the development, structure, destructive capabilities, and significance of hurricanes. Includes a chapter on hurricane prediction and safety.
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Hurricanes

Background, History and Bibliography

Author: Paul V. Kislow

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 9781594547270

Category: Nature

Page: 264

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A hurricane is a tropical storm with winds that have reached a constant speed of 74 miles per hour or more. Hurricane winds blow in a large spiral around a relative calm centre known as the "eye." The "eye" is generally 20 to 30 miles wide, and the storm may extend outward 400 miles. As a hurricane approaches, the skies will begin to darken and winds will grow in strength. As a hurricane nears land, it can bring torrential rains, high winds, and storm surges. A single hurricane can last for more than 2 weeks over open waters and can run a path across the entire length of the eastern seaboard. August and September are peak months during the hurricane season that lasts from 1 June to 30 November. This book presents the facts and history of hurricanes.
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Hurricanes

Author: Jean Allen

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780736805872

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Using easy-to-understand descriptions, this age-appropriate resource explains why hurricanes occur and describes the technology used to study them, the damage they inflict, and some of the more famous hurricanes in history.
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Encyclopedia of Hurricanes, Typhoons, and Cyclones, New Edition

Author: David Longshore

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438118791

Category: Cyclones

Page: 481

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Features significant updates and information on recent weather phenomena and the devastation and loss that resulted. Hurricanes Andrew, Dean, Felix, Gilbert, and Wilma are covered in detail, as well as the most destructive and deadly tropical cyclone witnessed in the United States in the last 50 years, Hurricane Katrina.
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Hurricanes

Author: Suzy Wall

Publisher: Benchmark Education Company

ISBN: 1410816435

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Page: N.A

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This story is about how to use maps, charts, and graphs to predict severe weather.
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Hurricanes

Author: Nathan Olson

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780736861526

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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Provides an introduction to hurricanes, including what they are, how they form, and hurricane safety.
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Hurricanes

A Reference Handbook

Author: Patrick J. Fitzpatrick

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1851096477

Category: Nature

Page: 412

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Provides background on issues, people, organizations, statistics, and publications related to hurricanes.
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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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Hurricanes and Climate Change

Author: James B. Elsner,Thomas H. Jagger

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387094106

Category: Science

Page: 380

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Recent studies suggest that tropical cyclones are more powerful than in the past with the most dramatic increase in the North Atlantic. The increase is correlated with an increase in ocean temperature. A debate concerns the nature of these increases with some scientists attributing them to a natural climate fluctuation and others suggesting climate change related to anthropogenic increases in forcing from greenhouse gases. A Summit on Hurricanes and Climate Change was held during the spring of 2007 on the island of Crete that brought together leading academics and researchers on both sides of the scientific debate to discuss new research and express opinions about what will happen in the future with regard to hurricane activity. This proceedings volume highlights the state-of-the-science research into various aspects of the hurricane-climate connection. It is likely that the science presented here will lead to new research that will help answer crucial questions about our sustainable future.
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