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- Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 239.99 US$ 215.99
Cirrus clouds are high, thin, tropospheric clouds composed predominately of ice. In the last ten years, considerable work has shown that cirrus is widespread--more common than previously believed--and has a significant impact on climate and global change. As the next generation weather satellites are being designed, the impact of cirrus on remote sensing... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2010; US$ 12.99
Acting as the planet's air conditioner, the rainforest sucks up millions of tons of greenhouse gases and stores them safely out of the atmosphere. South America's deforestation threatens to unleash a kind of "carbon bomb" that will add to our already deteriorating climate difficulties. As he travels across Peru and Brazil, recognized... more...
- Greystone Books 2012; US$ 12.99
On a clear, cold morning in January 1998, in the Selkirk Mountains of southeastern British Columbia, six experienced skiers were buried in a massive avalanche. They didn?t have a chance. A combination of factors steep, open terrain; an unstable winter snow pack; poor weather conditions; and a trigger provided by a handful of backcountry skiers made... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 42.00
Climates have changed throughout Earth's history and will continue to change indefinitely. While some changes are brief, lasting only a few decades, others can plunge much of the planet into an icy wasteland or a steaming tropical jungle for hundreds, thousands, or even millions of years. Many factors contribute to both short- and long-term changes... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 47.40
The variability in weather and climate can have a tremendous impact, making the science of forecasting incredibly important. Weather and climate are related, but individually they do not mean quite the same thing. The main difference involves time?weather refers to the present state or to conditions that may evolve in the coming days or weeks, whereas... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 30.00
As recently as two hundred years ago, physics as we know it today did not exist. Born in the early nineteenth century during the second scientific revolution, physics struggled at first to achieve legitimacy in the scientific community and culture at large. In fact, the term "physicist" did not appear in English until the 1830s. When Physics Became... more...
- Presses de l''niversite du Quebec 1985; US$ 26.25
La température - L'humidité, les nuages et la précipitation - La pression atmosphérique et le vent - La météorologie synoptique - Un exemple de l'évolution d'un système météorologique - Le mauvais temps - La prévision météorologique - La station météorologique et... more...
- CSIRO Publishing 1997; US$ 47.00
Windows on Meteorology: Australian Perspective answers a host of questions about Australia's weather and climate, and explains the underlying causes of floods, droughts and cyclones. Vivid accounts of dust storms and the mysteries of the 'morning glory' cloud lines are revealed.The book highlights the perception in Aboriginal culture of the connection... more...