The Cloudspotter's Guide
The Science, History, and Culture of Clouds
Paperback ISBN: 0399533451
Complemented by striking photographs and line drawings, a witty and eclectic study of clouds captures the character of these natural phenomena while discussing the science behind the different types of clouds, what they mean in terms of climate and weather, their history, and artistic and cultural fascination with their ephemeral beauty. Reprint.
Adventures in Tornado Alley
The Storm Chasers
Paperback ISBN: 0500287376
Features dramatic photography of tornadic systems as captured by the authors during seventeen storm chases throughout the American Midwest, in a series of weather portfolios that features sequential shots, running commentary, and complementary information about such phenomena as hail, mammatus clouds, and forecasting technology. Original.
This Gulf of Fire
The Destruction of Lisbon, or Apocalypse in the Age of Science and Reason
Hardcover ISBN: 0307267628
"On All Saints Day of 1755, the tremors from a magnitude 8.5 earthquake swept furiously from its epicenter in the Atlantic Ocean toward the Iberian Peninsula. Nowhere was it felt more than in Lisbon, then the thriving capital of a great global empire. Ina few minutes most of Lisbon was destroyed--but that was only the beginning. A tsunami swept away most of the ruined coast along the Tagus River and carried untold souls out to sea. When fire broke out across the city, the surviving Lisboetas were subject to a firestorm reaching temperatures over 1,832 degrees F. Drawing on a wealth of new sources, on modern science (geology did not exist then), and on a sophisticated grasp of Portuguese history, Molesky gives us the definitive account of the destruction, of history's first international relief effort, and of the dampening effects these events had on the optimistic spirit of the Enlightenment"--Provided by pulisher.
Our Future on a Hotter Planet
Hardcover ISBN: 142620213x
An unflinching study of the impact of global warming on Earth's climate and what it means for human life in every region of the world, from the destruction of coral reefs and mountain glaciers to the collapse of the Amazon rainforest and the rise of deserts in the U.S., reveals what we must do now to prevent environmental catastrophe. 20,000 first printing.
1 Dead in Attic
Paperback ISBN: 1416552987
A journalist for the New Orleans Times-Picayune offers a collection of his columns detailing his own experiences living through hurricane Katrina, the stories of other city inhabitants, and the struggle to rebuild in the wake of destruction, tragedy, and death. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.
A Climate Change Story
Paperback ISBN: 1608461289
"For the people of Kivalina, Alaska, the price of further climate change denial could be the complete devastation of their lives and culture. Their village must be relocated to survive, but neither the fossil fuel giants or the U.s. government are willing to take full responsibility."--P.  of cover.
The Weather Experiment
The Pioneers Who Sought to See the Future
Paperback ISBN: 0374536201
A history of the science of meteorology profiles pioneering naturalists, engineers and artists whose high-risk travels and experiments in exotic locales established early practices in weather forecasting. Notes.