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  • Come Rain or Shineby Storm Dunlop

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd 2015; US$ 8.99

    This charming miscellany, as wide-ranging and unpredictable as the weather itself, is filled with curious historical facts, amazing statistics and fascinating anecdotes that will keep you entertained come rain or shine! more...

  • Taming the Flood: Rivers, Wetlands and the Centuries-Old Battle Against Floodingby Jeremy Purseglove

    HarperCollins Publishers 2015; US$ 35.72

    In 2014 the Somerset Levels suffered from the worst flooding in over twenty years. Inevitably the residents asked for more drainage, more dredging and more money. Flooding in the area has been an issue since it was a marshland, but is more drainage and more dredging the answer? more...

  • Faces from the Floodby Richard Moore; Jay Barnes

    The University of North Carolina Press 2015; US$ 19.99

    On September 16, 1999, rainfall from Hurricane Floyd swelled North Carolina's rivers, flooding tens of thousands of homes, businesses, and communities across the eastern third of the state; taking 52 lives; and causing an estimated $6 billion in damages. Faces from the Flood is a compelling look back at the state's most destructive natural disaster,... more...

  • Winds of Changeby Louis A. Pérez Jr.

    The University of North Carolina Press 2002; US$ 29.99

    The first book to establish hurricanes as a key factor in the development of modern Cuba, Winds of Change shows how these great storms played a decisive role in shaping the economy, the culture, and the nation during a critical century in the island's history. Always vulnerable to hurricanes, Cuba was ravaged in 1842, 1844, and 1846 by three catastrophic... more...

  • North Carolina's Hurricane Historyby Jay Barnes

    The University of North Carolina Press 2013; US$ 34.99

    North Carolina's Hurricane History charts the more than fifty great storms that have battered the Tar Heel State from the colonial era through Irene in 2011 and Superstorm Sandy in 2012, two of the costliest hurricanes on record. Drawing on news reports, National Weather Service records, and eyewitness descriptions, hurricane historian Jay Barnes... more...

  • Climate Change For Beginnersby Dean Goodwin; Joe Lee

    For Beginners 2016; US$ 15.95

    Year after year science continually proves that global climate change is real. But what does it all really mean and what can or should we do about it? Climate Change For Beginners  is a clear, fluid narrative by a leading scientist and educator who takes a scrupulously balanced approach in explaining the history of global climate monitoring and... more...

  • Fraser's Penguinsby Fen Montaigne

    Henry Holt and Co. 2010; US$ 23.99

    A dramatic chronicle of Antarctica's penguins that bears witness to climate changes that foreshadow our own future The towering mountains and iceberg-filled seas of the western Antarctic Peninsula have for three decades formed the backdrop of scientist Bill Fraser's study of Adélie penguins. In that time, this breathtaking region has warmed faster... more...

  • Economic Value of Weather and Climate Forecastsby Richard W. Katz; Allan H. Murphy

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 64.00

    Examines how weather and climate forecasts can be used to mitigate the impact of weather extremes on the economy. more...

  • The Carbon Cycleby T. M. L. Wigley; D. S. Schimel

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 44.00

    Leading scientists describe how we can reduce CO2 emissions; for graduate students and researchers. more...

  • A Dictionary of Weatherby Storm Dunlop

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 14.99

    A new edition of an authoritative dictionary containing almost 2000 weather, forecasting, and climate terms. With useful appendices, satellite images, black and white photos, and new feature entries, this is a fascinating and indispensable reference work for anyone studying, or with an interest in, weather. more...