Tropical Storms and Hurricanes

Author: Liza N. Burby
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780823952908
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 24
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An introduction to tropical storms and hurricanes with information on how they begin, when and where they occur, the damage they can do, and some of the worst storms of this century.

Storms and Hurricanes

Usborne Beginners
Author: Emily Bone,Paul Weston
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1409584267
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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An easy-to-read introduction to wild and windy weather, illustrated with dramatic full-colour photographs. Includes information about different types of storms, what makes thunder and lightning and how to spot a hurricane. Links to recommended websites allow children to find out more. "Excellent for helping children to learn to use books for research. Short chunks of text and plenty of pictures make these books really fun to read." - Parents in Touch


Background, History and Bibliography
Author: Paul V. Kislow
Publisher: Nova Publishers
ISBN: 9781594547270
Category: Nature
Page: 264
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A hurricane is a tropical storm with winds that have reached a constant speed of 74 miles per hour or more. Hurricane winds blow in a large spiral around a relative calm centre known as the "eye." The "eye" is generally 20 to 30 miles wide, and the storm may extend outward 400 miles. As a hurricane approaches, the skies will begin to darken and winds will grow in strength. As a hurricane nears land, it can bring torrential rains, high winds, and storm surges. A single hurricane can last for more than 2 weeks over open waters and can run a path across the entire length of the eastern seaboard. August and September are peak months during the hurricane season that lasts from 1 June to 30 November. This book presents the facts and history of hurricanes.

Hurricanes and Storms

Author: Clint Twist
Publisher: Evans Brothers
ISBN: 9780237517991
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 45
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Describes the characteristics of hurricanes and other kinds of storms, the damage they may cause, and possible protective measures.


A Reference Handbook
Author: Patrick J. Fitzpatrick
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1851096477
Category: Nature
Page: 412
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Provides background on issues, people, organizations, statistics, and publications related to hurricanes.

Hurricanes and Typhoons

Past, Present, and Future
Author: Richard J. Murnane,Kam-biu Liu
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231509282
Category: Science
Page: 464
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This book surveys the past, present, and potential future variability of hurricanes and typhoons on a variety of timescales using newly developed approaches based on geological and archival records, in addition to more traditional approaches based on the analysis of the historical record of tropical cyclone tracks. A unique aspect of the book is that it provides an overview of the developing field of paleotempestology, which uses geological, biological, and documentary evidence to reconstruct prehistoric changes in hurricane landfall. The book also presents a particularly wide sampling of ongoing efforts to extend the best track data sets using historical material from many sources, including Chinese archives, British naval logbooks, Spanish colonial records, and early diaries from South Carolina. The book will be of particular interest to tropical meteorologists, geologists, and climatologists as well as to the catastrophe reinsurance industry, graduate students in meteorology, and public employees active in planning and emergency management.

Encyclopedia of Hurricanes, Typhoons, and Cyclones, New Edition

Author: David Longshore
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438118791
Category: Cyclones
Page: 481
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Features significant updates and information on recent weather phenomena and the devastation and loss that resulted. Hurricanes Andrew, Dean, Felix, Gilbert, and Wilma are covered in detail, as well as the most destructive and deadly tropical cyclone witnessed in the United States in the last 50 years, Hurricane Katrina.

Lowcountry Hurricanes

Three Centuries of Storms at Sea and Ashore
Author: Walter J. Fraser, Jr.
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 9780820333335
Category: History
Page: 319
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At once sobering and thrilling, this illustrated history recounts how, for the past three hundred years, hurricanes have altered lives and landscapes along the Georgia-South Carolina seaboard. A prime target for the fierce storms that develop in the Atlantic, the region is especially vulnerable because of its shallow, gradually sloping sea floor and low-lying coastline. With an eye on both natural and built environments, Fraser's narrative ranges from the first documented storm in 1686 to recent times in describing how the lowcountry has endured some of the severest effects of wind and water. This chronology of the most notable lowcountry storms is also a useful primer on the basics of hurricane dynamics. Fraser tells how the 800-ton Rising Sun foundered in open water near Charles Town during the hurricane of 1700. About one hundred persons were aboard. All perished. Drawing on eyewitness accounts, he describes the storm surge of an 1804 hurricane that submerged most of Tybee Island and swept over the fort on nearby Cockspur Island, drowning soldiers and civilians. Readers may have their own memories of Hurricanes Andrew, Opal, and Hugo. Although hurricanes frequently lead to significant loss of life, Fraser recounts numerous gripping instances of survival and rescue at sea and ashore. The author smoothly weaves the lowcountry's long social, political, and economic history with firsthand reports and data accumulated by the National Weather Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Generously illustrated with contemporary and historical photographs, this is a readable and informative resource on one of nature's most awesome forces.

Chapter 8: Thunderstorms, Mid-Latitude Cyclones and Hurricanes

Single chapter from the eBook Understanding Physical Geography
Author: Michael Pidwirny
Publisher: Our Planet Earth Publishing
Category: Science
Page: 51
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IMPORTANT - This Google Play version is best viewed with a computer using Google Chrome, Firefox or Apple Safari browsers. Chapter 8: Thunderstorms, Mid-Latitude Cyclones and Hurricanes of the eBook Understanding Physical Geography. This eBook was written for students taking introductory Physical Geography taught at a college or university.

Science and the storms: The USGS Response to the Hurricanes of 2005

The USGS Response to the Hurricanes of 2005
Author: N.A
Publisher: Government Printing Office
ISBN: 9780160867149
Category: Nature
Page: N.A
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"Provides a comprehensive assessment of the impacts of the 2005 hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico as well as the important role of science in landscape restoration and community recovery"--Provided by publisher.

Sea of Storms

A History of Hurricanes in the Greater Caribbean from Columbus to Katrina
Author: Stuart B. Schwartz
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400852080
Category: History
Page: 472
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The diverse cultures of the Caribbean have been shaped as much by hurricanes as they have by diplomacy, commerce, or the legacy of colonial rule. In this panoramic work of social history, Stuart Schwartz examines how Caribbean societies have responded to the dangers of hurricanes, and how these destructive storms have influenced the region's history, from the rise of plantations, to slavery and its abolition, to migrations, racial conflict, and war. Taking readers from the voyages of Columbus to the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, Schwartz looks at the ethical, political, and economic challenges that hurricanes posed to the Caribbean’s indigenous populations and the different European peoples who ventured to the New World to exploit its riches. He describes how the United States provided the model for responding to environmental threats when it emerged as a major power and began to exert its influence over the Caribbean in the nineteenth century, and how the region’s governments came to assume greater responsibilities for prevention and relief, efforts that by the end of the twentieth century were being questioned by free-market neoliberals. Schwartz sheds light on catastrophes like Katrina by framing them within a long and contentious history of human interaction with the natural world. Spanning more than five centuries and drawing on extensive archival research in Europe and the Americas, Sea of Storms emphasizes the continuing role of race, social inequality, and economic ideology in the shaping of our responses to natural disaster. Some images inside the book are unavailable due to digital copyright restrictions.

Hurricane Almanac 2006

The Essential Guide to Storms Past, Present, and Future
Author: Bryan Norcross
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1466870680
Category: Reference
Page: 288
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Bryan Norcross's pioneering and courageous TV coverage of Hurricane Andrew in 1992 helped thousands of people in Florida cope with the killer storm. With hurricanes back in the headlines and destined to stay there, one of America's leading experts offers a unique almanac compiling hundreds of nuggets of fascinating, useful, and potentially life-saving information. Bryan Norcross's Hurricane Almanac 2006 reviews the catastrophic season of 2005, including Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma, looks forward to hurricane seasons to come, highlights the fascinating history of hurricanes interacting with civilization, and details our rapidly increasingly ability -- but still with limitations -- to predict the severity and paths of storms. Key sections offer checklists of items needed to make homes, businesses, and people safe during storms, and where to find the best information before and during a storm and how to best interpret it. Bryan will also include a provocative chapter entitled: What I'd do better: ideas for a better hurricane system.

Hurricanes of the North Atlantic

Climate and Society
Author: James B. Elsner,A. Birol Kara
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780195125085
Category: Science
Page: 488
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respect to both climate and society.

Lessons from Hurricane Ike

Author: Philip B. Bedient
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 9781603447362
Category: Nature
Page: 224
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If Hurricane Ike had made landfall just fifty miles down the Texas coast, the devastation and death caused by what was already one of the most destructive hurricanes in US history would have quadrupled. Ike made everyone realize just how exposed and vulnerable the Houston-Galveston area is in the face of a major storm. What is done to address this vulnerability will shape the economic, social, and environmental landscape of the region for decades to come. In Lessons from Hurricane Ike, Philip Bedient and the research team at the Severe Storm Prediction, Education, and Evacuation from Disasters (SSPEED) Center at Rice University provide an overview of some of the research being done in the Houston-Galveston region in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike. The center was formed shortly after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005. Its research examines everything from surge and inland flooding to bridge infrastructure. Lessons from Hurricane Ike gathers the work of some of the premier researchers in the fields of hurricane prediction and impact, summarizing it in accessible language accompanied by abundant illustrations—not just graphs and charts, but dramatic photos and informative maps. Orienting readers to the history and basic meteorology of severe storms along the coast, the book then revisits the impact of Hurricane Ike and discusses what scientists and engineers are studying as they look at flooding, storm surges, communications, emergency response, evacuation planning, transportation issues, coastal resiliency, and the future sustainability of the nation’s fourth largest metropolitan area.

Inside Hurricanes and Tornadoes

Author: Philip Steele,Neil Morris
Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
ISBN: 9780836872491
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 36
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Explains what hurricanes and tornadoes are, describes the damage these powerful storms can do, and explains how scientists study the weather to predict such storms.

Storm World

Hurricanes, Politics, and the Battle Over Global Warming
Author: Chris Mooney
Publisher: HMH
ISBN: 0547416083
Category: Science
Page: 400
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An investigation into climate change and increasingly dangerous hurricanes from the New York Times–bestselling author of The Republican War on Science. A leading science journalist delves into a red-hot debate in meteorology: whether the increasing ferocity of hurricanes is connected to global warming. In the wake of Katrina, Chris Mooney follows the careers of leading scientists on either side of the argument through the 2006 hurricane season, tracing how the media, special interests, politics, and the weather itself have skewed and amplified what was already a fraught scientific debate. As Mooney puts it: “Scientists, like hurricanes, do extraordinary things at high wind speeds.” Mooney—a New Orleans native, host of the Point of Inquiry podcast, and author of The Republican Brain—has written “a well-researched, nuanced book” that closely examines whether we as a society should be held responsible for making hurricanes even bigger monsters than they already are (The New York Times). “Mooney serves his readers as both an empiricist who gathers data and an analyst who puts it into context. The result is an important book, whose author succeeds admirably in both his roles.” —The Plain Dealer “Engaging and readable . . . Mooney catches real science in the act and, in so doing, weaves a story as intriguing as it is important.” —Los Angeles Times Book Review “Mooney has hit upon an important and controversial topic, and attacks it with vigor.” —The Boston Globe “An absorbing, informed account of the politics behind a pressing contemporary controversy.” —Kirkus Reviews

Storms, Floods and Sunshine

An Autobiography with a Summary of Tropical Hurricanes
Author: Isaac Monroe Cline
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
ISBN: 9781455612536
Category: Cyclones
Page: 352
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