The Field Guide to Natural Phenomena
The Secret World of Optical, Atmospheric and Celestial Wonders
Paperback ISBN: 1554077079
Provides an illustrated tour through the universe's most theatrical and mysterious events, including eclipses, the aurora borealis, rainbows, St. Elmo's fire, dust devils, petrified forests, ball lightning, green flashes, waterspouts, salt lakes and much more. Original.
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.
Mesoscale Meteorology and Forecasting
Hardcover ISBN: 0933876661
In 1984, the American Meteorological Society, the Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration cosponsored the Intensive Course on Mesoscale Meteorology and Forecasting, held in Boulder, Colorado. This volume is an edited version of the lectures, including complete illustrations and extensive bibliographic references. The 31 chapters consider all aspects of mesoscale meteorology. After an introduction that discusses mesoscale classifications and typical forecast problems, the volume is organized in sections on observing techniques and systems, internally generated circulations, mesoscale convective systems, externally forced circulations, modeling, and short-range forecasting techniques and technology. As a textbook of mesoscale meteorology it will serve both practicing and student meteorologists.
Mike Lynch's Minnesota Weatherwatch
A Complete Guide for Weather-Obsessed Minnesotans
Hardcover ISBN: 0760328633
With a calamitous history of tornadoes, blizzards, and thunderstorms, Minnesotans have a natural interest in weather predictions. From Doppler to dandelions, the WCCO-licensed Mike Lynchs Minnesota WeatherWatch reveals the secrets of weather forecasting in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. A broadcast meteorologist for over 25 years, Mike Lynch infuses the book with his trademark enthusiasm and sense of fun. First he delves into the mechanics of the atmosphere and scientific forecasting methods from the ancient Greeks and Romans to modern Doppler radar and satellite technology. He then turns to good old Mother Nature and shows how, with her guidance--in the form of dandelions and other plants, sky color, stars, critter activity, lakes, and more--we can predict the weather. Rounding out this expert guidance are sidebars on Minnesota weather history and lore, plus a state weather almanac. Beautifully illustrated with over 100 color photographs, this book equips us with the diverse tools needed to forecast the weather in the North Star State.
The Weather Experiment
The Pioneers Who Sought to See the Future
Hardcover ISBN: 0865478090
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.
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.
The Environmental Endgame
Mainstream Economics, Ecological Disaster, And Human Survival
Hardcover ISBN: 0813538122
Nadeau (environmental science and public policy, George Mason U.) warns that humanity is currently facing the danger of catastrophic environmental change that threatens our very survival. Moreover, the current institutional regimes of international governance and theoretical tools of environmental economics available to us for addressing this crisis are utterly inadequate to the challenge before us. Fortunately, while human evolutionary history has instilled in us the characteristic that has led to this state of events, it is the very same characteristic which will enable us to solve the problem--the ability to coordinate collective activities in increasingly larger and more complex social systems and to externalize ideas as artifacts. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Extreme Weather Hits Home
Protecting Your Buildings from Climate Change
Paperback ISBN: 0865715939
We know how to prepare our homes for each seasonal change, but do we know how to prepare for climate change? Violent weather events like floods, tornadoes, ice storms, and hurricanes only tell part of the story. Climate change is frequently more subtle, but its effects on our homes and properties can still be devastating. Nearly 50 percent of North America has a potential for structural damage from shifting moisture in expansive clay soils, a condition that is already costing billions of dollars each year. Humidity is projected to increase, trapping moisture in wall cavities and resulting in deterioration. As the climate changes and moisture levels adjust, there are a number of proactive steps that can be taken to prevent or lessen expensive repairs. Extreme Weather is the only book of its kind that shows how to protect your home or business from climate change by focusing on the following areas: - Risk and causal assessment, due to region and soil - Extreme weather’s rapid and slow effects - Site, foundation, wall, and roof considerations and modifications - Insurance options - Anticipated changes for the United States, Canada, and Mexico Our homes are one of the most expensive investments we will ever make. They are also our refuge from the elements, and we must protect them so they can protect us. This book is a valuable resource for all property owners. John C. Banta is an indoor environmental consultant with twenty years of experience in building biology, building science, and indoor environmental quality.
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.