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Weather

  • Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suiteby Keith D. Hutchison; Arthur P. Cracknell

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 194.95

    The Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) is the next-generation multispectral imaging instrument to fly on US operational, polar-orbiting meteorological satellites. VIIRS will gather data across 22 spectral bands and be used to create products for a variety of applications including weather forecasting and climate change studies. VIIRS... 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...

  • Rainby Melissa Harrison

    Faber & Faber 2016; US$ 15.99

    A wonderful meditation on the English landscape in wet weather by the acclaimed novelist and nature writer, Melissa Harrison. Whenever rain falls, our countryside changes. Fields, farms, hills and hedgerows appear altered, the wildlife behaves differently, and over time the terrain itself is transformed. In Rain , Melissa Harrison explores... more...

  • Superstorm Sandyby Diane C. Bates

    Rutgers University Press 2016; US$ 27.95

    Why do people build in areas open to repeated natural disasters? Drawing on a variety of insights from environmental sociology, Superstorm Sandy offers a wide-ranging look at the Jersey Shore both before and after this disaster, examining the many factors?such as cultural attachment, tourism revenues, and governmental regulation?that combined to... 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...

  • Fog at Hillingdonby David K Langford; Rick Bass; Andrew Sansom; Myrna Langford

    Texas A&M University Press 2015; Not Available

    While fog does not come easily or frequently to Central Texas, when it does, it inspires moments of quiet and reflection. David K. Langford captures those moments here in stirring images of the comings and goings of fog on Hillingdon Ranch, family land that has benefited from the stewardship of six generations. These photographs in turn inspired an... 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...

  • 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...

  • The Gardener's Guide to Weather and Climateby Michael Allaby

    Timber Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    You may be at the whim of a changing climate, but you don?t have to let it ruin your garden. Weather expert Michael Allaby comes to the rescue with practical advice on adapting your garden to create optimum conditions for plants. You?ll learn how weather works, how to predict different conditions, and how to make the best of meteorological highs and... more...

  • The Weather Experimentby Peter Moore

    Random House 2015; US$ 14.09

    **Book of the Week on Radio 4** 'Gripping' The Times 'Exhilarating' Sunday Times In an age when a storm was evidence of God?s wrath, pioneering meteorologists had to fight against convention and religious dogma to realise their ambitions. But buoyed by the achievements of the Enlightenment, a generation of mavericks set out to unlock... more...