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For Weather Channel junkies, amateur meteorologists, and storm chasers alike, The AMS Weather Book is an invaluable tool for anyone who wants to better understand how weather works and how it affects our lives.
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Whether it is used as an icebreaker in conversation or as the subject of serious inquiry, “the weather” is one of the few subjects that everyone talks about. And though we recognize the faces that bring us the weather on television, how government meteorologists and forecasters go about their jobs is rarely scrutinized. Given recent weather-related disasters, it’s time we find out more. In Authors of the Storm, Gary Alan Fine offers an inside look at how meteorologists and forecasters predict the weather.
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Presents a richly illustrated guide to the different types of clouds and other atmospheric phenomena in terms of their implications for the planet's weather, discusses the history of cloud classification, and offers stunning images from one of the world's premier weather forecasting bureaus.
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The storms of the Tornado Alley in the central USA have been extensively studied both by professional meteorologists and enthusiasts who chase storms. This book charts the development of seventeen chases - illustrated journals that take you to the heart of the unfolding events through sequential photography and a running commentary by the chasers.
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Argues that all but one of the major extinction events of the past were caused by environmental factors, examines the ways in which global warming compromises the Earth's ability to sustain life, and makes recommendations for averting future disasters.
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Providing an accessible, visual introduction to various fields of science, this authoritative series brings together full-color photographs, illustrations, charts, and explanations to offer non-scientists a compelling overview of the world of science and technology, current research and trends in each field, and critical issues and applications in everyday life.
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A concise history of significant world events that occurred as a direct result of climate changes describes lost societies in Greenland, central America, and central Africa, in a cautionary account that evaluates the present world's readiness for threatening climate changes. By the author of The Octopus and the Orangutan.
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Examines the dramatic impact on Earth of the wind, describing how it controls the weather and planet environment, shaped the landscape, and transformed human civilization, and explores humankind's long struggle to understand and control wind and weather.
Encyclopedias
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Presents more than 1,400 cross-referenced entries on a range of topics related to weather and climate, plus appendices with information on notable people, laws, ocean currents, disasters, and discoveries.
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Looks at the history of meteology and climatology throughout the twentieth-century.
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More than 200 signed entries from 150 expert contributors are included. Changes reflect developments in the field of climatology over the last 20 years.
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