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The Weather Experiment: The Pioneers Who Sought to See the Future
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.
Leaning into the Wind: A Memoir of Midwest Weather
Leaning into the Wind
A Memoir of Midwest Weather
Paperback      ISBN: 081664263x
Midwesterners love to talk about the weather, approaching the vagaries and challenges of extreme temperatures, deep snow, and oppressive humidity with good-natured complaining, peculiar pride, and communal spirit. Such a temperamental climate can at once terrify and disturb, yet offer unparalleled solace and peace.Leaning into the Wind is a series of ten intimate essays in which Susan Allen Toth, who has spent most of her life in Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, reveals the ways in which weather has challenged and changed her perceptions about herself and the world around her. She describes her ever-growing awareness of and appreciation for how the weather marks the major milestones of her life. Toth explores issues as large as weather and spirituality in “Who Speaks in the Pillar of Cloud?
Voyageur Skies: Weather and the Wilderness in Minnesota's National Park
Voyageur Skies
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.
Snowstruck: In the Grip of Avalanches
Snowstruck
In the Grip of Avalanches
Paperback      ISBN: 0156032546
An avalanche expert and predictor explores the often deadly nature of avalanches, sharing a wealth of dramatic rescue and escape stories, including those of a skier who was forced to make a life-and-death decision and the race to save a buried victim. By the author of Rowing to Latitude. Reprint.
Lightning
Lightning
Hardcover      ISBN: 0688146384
Photographs and text explore the natural phenomenon of lightning
The Children's Blizzard
The Children's Blizzard
Paperback      ISBN: 0060520760
Describes the deadly 1888 snowstorm in the Great Plains that killed more than five hundred people including numerous schoolchildren, describing how the storm devastated immigrant families and dramatically affected pioneer advancement.
Watching Weather
Watching Weather
Paperback      ISBN: 0805045422
Explains the basic scientific principles of weather, including wind, rain, snow, storms, climate, and forecasts
How Weather Works: Understanding the Elements
How Weather Works
Understanding the Elements
Paperback      ISBN: 0500300615
This is an exploration of aspects of weather and meteorology, from the beliefs of the ancient Greeks to today's sophisticated techniques.
Teleconnections Linking Worldwide Climate Anomalies: Scientific Basis and Societal Impact
Teleconnections Linking Worldwide Climate Anomalies
Scientific Basis and Societal Impact
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0521106842
Teleconnections is a central concept in the scientific search for an improved understanding of potential linkages between weather and climate anomalies that occur over relatively large distances. The editors of this volume have brought together contributions from experts in the field, which together provide a comprehensive review of this important subject. This book will be of importance to all professional scientists and researchers in climatology and meteorology, particularly those concerned with air-sea interactions and their environmental impacts and the physical basis for and societal responses to forecasting. Graduate students in environmental science, meteorology and climate-related impact assessments will also find the book useful.
The Practical Preppers Complete Guide to Disaster Preparedness
The Practical Preppers Complete Guide to Disaster Preparedness
Paperback      ISBN: 1250055644
"A complete guide to disaster preparedness from Scott Hunt, CEO of Practical Preppers and a nationally recognized preparedness expert The world we live in is an unstable one. From natural disasters such as earthquakes, hurricanes, and floods of biblical proportions to concerns about the economic downturn and government shutdown, the hits just keep on coming. At the same time, the power grid is incredibly fragile. Our dependency on widely distributed long distance systems for power, medicine, and food makes our society susceptible to attack, whether by foreign or domestic enemies, or the weather. No matter the concern, the solutions are the same. Scott Hunt, the owner of Practical Preppers, and an experienced engineer, homesteader, and pastor, offers readers a complete and detailed guide to sustainable living. With this book, anyone can learn how to: Secure a water source--even in an urban area Grow and preserve food Set up an alternative energy supply Maintain a comfortable shelter -including alternative cooking and sanitation methods during a long power outage Bug out--what to include in your bug out bag and how to leave Prepare for medical issues Deal with security concerns Preparing for disruption of services in an emergency is a noble venturewhich gives peace of mind. This book will empower readers of all skill levels and resources to survive and achieve an independent, sustainable lifestyle"--