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Weather

  • 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$ 35.79

    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$ 31.98

    **Book of the Week on Radio 4** 'Gripping' The Times 'Exhilarating' Sunday Times In 1865 a broken Admiral Robert FitzRoy locked himself in his dressing room and cut his throat. His grand meteorological project had failed. Yet only a decade later, FitzRoy?s storm-warning system and ?forecasts? would return, the model for what we use today.... more...

  • Rainby Cynthia Barnett

    Crown/Archetype 2015; US$ 25.00

    Rain is elemental, mysterious, precious, destructive.   It is the subject of countless poems and paintings; the top of the weather report; the source of the world's water. Yet this is the first book to tell the story of rain. Cynthia Barnett's  Rain  begins four billion years ago with the torrents that filled the oceans, and builds to the storms... more...

  • Eco-Hustle! Global Warming, Greenwashing, and Sustainabilityby Bruce Johansen

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 48.00

    Climate change is more than just a buzzword. It is a reality that society and industry have failed to deal with effectively. "Greenwashing," a term that author Bruce E. Johansen defines as the "environmental sleight of hand" performed by technology and advertising, has us convinced that certain "green" practices are sustainable. In his book, Johansen... more...

  • What Stands in a Stormby Kim Cross; Rick Bragg

    Atria Books 2015; US$ 25.00

    Immersive reporting and dramatic storytelling set you right in the middle of the horrific superstorm of April 2011, a weather event that killed 348 people. April 27, 2011, marked the climax of a superstorm that saw a record 358 tornadoes rip through twenty-one states in three days, seven hours, and eighteen minutes. It was the deadliest day of the... more...

  • Climatology Versus Pseudoscience: Exposing the Failed Predictions of Global Warming Skepticsby Dana Nuccitelli

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 48.00

    Although some politicians, pundits, and members of the public do not believe it, global warming predictions by mainstream climate scientists have been remarkably accurate while those made by climate deniers have not. And if mainstream global warming predictions continue to prove correct, the window of opportunity to prevent a climate catastrophe is... more...