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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95
At the dawn of the twentieth century, a great confidence suffused America. Isaac Cline was one of the era's new men, a scientist who believed he knew all there was to know about the motion of clouds and the behavior of storms. The idea that a hurricane could damage the city of Galveston, Texas, where he was based, was to him preposterous, "an absurd... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2012; US$ 11.90
Flash floods, tsunamis, earthquakes, hurricanes, mudslides, thunderstorms, and wildfires - these devastating events are happening around the world at an alarming rate. As a Meteorologist on CNN and HLN, Bonnie Schneider reports on these natural disasters, explaining when they're likely to strike, and telling viewers how to respond when they do. In... more...
- Down East Books 2009; US$ 14.99
Maine's varied geography invites a variety of weather conditions. But, as former Maine State climatologist Gregory Zielinski proves, there's much more to Maine's weather than that. Jet stream, Gulf Stream, cold Canadian air masses, ocean temperature, and much more contribute to the challenges of predicting the weather here. Find out what makes Maine's... more...
- Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 32.95 US$ 29.98
The atmosphere is critical to climate change. It can amplify shifts in the climate system, and also mitigate them. This primer offers a short, reader-friendly introduction to these atmospheric processes and how they work, written by a leading expert on the subject. Giving readers an overview of key atmospheric processes, David Randall looks... more...
- Little, Brown Book Group 2012; US$ 10.99
We talk about the weather a lot . It exasperates, confounds and on occasion delights us. Our national conversation is dominated by the weather, but how much do we really know about it? In Bring Me Sunshine, Charlie Connelly sets off on the trail of our island obsession. He breezes through the lives of meteorological eccentrics, geniuses, rainmakers... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 11.89
Like Winchester's Krakatoa, The Year Without Summer reveals a year of dramatic global change long forgotten by history In the tradition of Krakatoa , The World Without Us , and Guns, Germs and Steel comes a sweeping history of the year that became known as 18-hundred-and-froze-to-death. 1816 was a remarkable year?mostly for the fact that... more...
- World Bank Publications 2012; US$ 19.99
Over the past century, the world has seen a sustained decline in the proportion of people living in poverty, but climate change could challenge poverty reduction efforts. On the Poverty and Welfare Impacts of Climate Change: Quantifying the Effects, Identifying the Adaptation Strategies surveys the relevant research on how climate change may affect... more...
- The Lilliput Press 1994; US$ 9.99
Weather Eye is a selection from the famous column in The Irish Times, which over the years has described and evoked all aspects of that most perennial of subjects for exchange and conversation - the lingua franca of country - and townspersons everywhere. Subjects encompassed include weather in history, weather in literature, weather in folklore, weather... more...
- Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 59.99
The research presented in this volume focuses on identifying and quantifying the major vulnerabilities to climate change in the Midwestern United States. By providing state-of-the-art spatially disaggregated information regarding the historical, current, and possible future climate within the region, the contributors assess the risks and susceptibility... more...