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.
Hardcover ISBN: 0307962695
A profoundly moving, piercingly frank memoir of grief--of learning to live with grief--that begins in Sri Lanka on December 26, 2004, when the author lost her parents, her husband, and her two young sons in the tsunami she miraculously survived. The book opens and we are inside the wave: thirty feet high, moving at twenty-five mph, racing two miles inland. And from there into the depths of the author's despair: how to live now that her life has been undone? Sonali Deraniyagala tells her story without artifice or sentimentality, in the stark language of unfathomable sorrow, anger, and guilt: struggling through the first months following the tragedy--someone always at her side to prevent her from harming herself, her whole being furiously clenched against the reality she can't face; and then reluctantly emerging and, over the ensuing years, slowly allowing her memory to function again--taking her back through the rich and joyous life she's mourning, from her family's home in London, to the birth of her children, to the year she met her English husband at Cambridge, to her childhood in Colombo while learning the balance between the almost unbearable reminders of her loss and her fundamental need to keep her family, somehow, still with her.
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.
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.
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)
Thunder & Lightning
Weather Past, Present, Future
Hardcover ISBN: 0812993179
Focusing on the intricate nature of the world around us, as well as the personal relationship we all have to the weather, a National Book Award finalist and visionary writer—combining personal stories with history, interviews, scientific research and full-color photos—explores the transformative power of weather. Simultaneous eBook.
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.