Treading on Thin Air
Atmospheric Physics, Forensic Meteorology, and Climate Change: How Weather Shapes Our Everyday Lives
Hardcover ISBN: 1605988227
A world-renowned atmospheric physicist, revealing how the climate is an inescapable part of our daily lives, shows how the effects and impacts of weather on humans, society and the planet are changing with the times and what it means for our future.
The Long Emergency
Surviving the End of Oil, Climate Change, and Other Converging Catastrophes of the Twenty-First Century
Paperback ISBN: 0802142494
In an apocalyptic vision of a post-oil future, the author of The Geography of Nowhere details the economic, political, and social changes of an unimaginable scale that can be expected after the tipping point of global peak oil production is passed. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.
Ken Libbrecht's Field Guide to Snowflakes
Hardcover ISBN: 0760326452
Snowflakes are temporary works of art, tiny crystalline masterpieces, each as different from the next as one person is from another. If you would like to look closer at these marvelous creations - and understand their patterns - this handy, pocket-sized book will serve as your introduction to the art and science of the snowflake. As entertaining as it is informative, this comprehensive field guide describes the many different types of snowflakes, where and how to find them, and what can be learned from their intricate structures and patterns. Also included are handy tips for intrepid snowflake hunters, including what type of snowflakes to expect during certain weather conditions, opportune ways for capturing them (the author prefers the brightly-lit tops of parking garages at night, for example). Illustrated with Libbrecht's own remarkable microphotographs of real snowflakes, the book is itself a work of art, as delightful to look at as it is to learn from, and as full of wonder as it is rich with answers. An excellent guide for snowflake lovers, classrooms, family fun, as well as the serious or amateur scientist.
All Hell Broke Loose
Paperback ISBN: 188237696x
How young people coped with the storm of the century -59 people died in Minnesota on November 11, 1940 when the worst blizzard ever hit Minnesota unexpectedly. Violet walked from Seven Corners in Minneapolis to 32nd street with snow over her knees, in subzero temperature, with only saddle oxfords and a light wrap. Farmers lost thousands of turkeys - Herb tells of rendering a half million frozen gobblers. Alvin in Warroad barely got his boat back to the dock. Andy and a group of Iron Rangers, preparing for deer hunting the next weekend, spent this weekend struggling through the blizzard, barely saving their lives. Dwight, of Marshall, crawled 200 yards to build a fire for a man about to freeze to death. Sherman kept isolated Albert Lea in touch with the world. Read these stories and many more in All Hell Broke Loose, and experience the blizzard.
Weather and the Wilderness in Minnesota's National Park
Hardcover ISBN: 1890434825
VOYAGEUR SKIES chronicles spring, summer, fall, and winter in Voyageurs National Park through Don Breneman's stunning photographs, while University of Minnesota meteorologist/climatologist Dr. Mark Seeley explains the effects of weather and climate on the shaping of the park's pristine landscape. How has the climate in Voyageurs National Park changed in recent years and what does this mean going forward? Climate change is already impacting Minnesota's water resources. While celebrating the spectacular beauty to be found in Minnesota's only national park, VOYAGEUR SKIES facilitates wider discussion and understanding of implications for the future if the quality of the state's water resources is to be preserved. Written for general readers and also for classroom use, this book will be the centerpiece for educational programs to be offered jointly by the University of Minnesota Water Resources Center and Extension.
A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History
Paperback ISBN: 0375708278
An account of the September 8, 1900 hurricane in Galveston, Texas, which killed more than six thousand people and is noted as the worst natural disaster in American history, is presented from the records of U.S. Weather Bureau meteorologist Isaac Cline. Reprint. 150,000 first printing.
Winter's Secret Beauty
Hardcover ISBN: 0896586308
Explores the beauty of snowflakes, detailing what snowflakes are, how they form, and why each one is unique, and includes a discussion on snow crystals and what type of weather conditions produce snowflakes.