Juvenile Nonfiction

Tropical Storms and Hurricanes

Author: Liza N. Burby

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 324

An introduction to tropical storms and hurricanes with information on how they begin, when and where they occur, the damage they can do, and some of the worst storms of this century.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Storms and Hurricanes

Author: Emily Bone

Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 526

An easy-to-read introduction to wild and windy weather, illustrated with dramatic full-colour photographs. Includes information about different types of storms, what makes thunder and lightning and how to spot a hurricane. Links to recommended websites allow children to find out more. "Excellent for helping children to learn to use books for research. Short chunks of text and plenty of pictures make these books really fun to read." - Parents in Touch
Juvenile Nonfiction

Storms and Hurricanes

Author: Kathy Gemmell

Publisher: Edc Pub

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 189

This book takes an look at storms and hurricanes and the exciting, but often catastrophic impact they can have on the people and areas which experience them.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Hurricanes and Storms

Author: Clint Twist

Publisher: Evans Brothers

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 45

View: 602

Describes the characteristics of hurricanes and other kinds of storms, the damage they may cause, and possible protective measures.
Hurricanes

Hurricanes

Author: Ruth Brindze

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Hurricanes

Page: 106

View: 979

Recounts some famous hurricanes of history and describes what man has learned about hurricanes, how they are tracked, and attempts to tame them.
Nature

Hurricanes

Author: Patrick J. Fitzpatrick

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN:

Category: Nature

Page: 412

View: 464

Provides background on issues, people, organizations, statistics, and publications related to hurricanes.
Nature

Florida's Hurricane History

Author: Jay Barnes

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN:

Category: Nature

Page: 407

View: 412

Featuring a comprehensive chronology of more than one hundred different storms, an informative and up-to-date account of the major hurricanes to hit Florida over the past four and a half centuries, and their human cost, includes more than one hundred illustrations and seventy-six maps. Simultaneous. UP.
Reference

Hurricane Almanac 2006

Author: Bryan Norcross

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page: 288

View: 307

Bryan Norcross's pioneering and courageous TV coverage of Hurricane Andrew in 1992 helped thousands of people in Florida cope with the killer storm. With hurricanes back in the headlines and destined to stay there, one of America's leading experts offers a unique almanac compiling hundreds of nuggets of fascinating, useful, and potentially life-saving information. Bryan Norcross's Hurricane Almanac 2006 reviews the catastrophic season of 2005, including Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma, looks forward to hurricane seasons to come, highlights the fascinating history of hurricanes interacting with civilization, and details our rapidly increasingly ability -- but still with limitations -- to predict the severity and paths of storms. Key sections offer checklists of items needed to make homes, businesses, and people safe during storms, and where to find the best information before and during a storm and how to best interpret it. Bryan will also include a provocative chapter entitled: What I'd do better: ideas for a better hurricane system.
Nature

Lessons from Hurricane Ike

Author: Philip B. Bedient

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN:

Category: Nature

Page: 224

View: 192

If Hurricane Ike had made landfall just fifty miles down the Texas coast, the devastation and death caused by what was already one of the most destructive hurricanes in US history would have quadrupled. Ike made everyone realize just how exposed and vulnerable the Houston-Galveston area is in the face of a major storm. What is done to address this vulnerability will shape the economic, social, and environmental landscape of the region for decades to come. In Lessons from Hurricane Ike, Philip Bedient and the research team at the Severe Storm Prediction, Education, and Evacuation from Disasters (SSPEED) Center at Rice University provide an overview of some of the research being done in the Houston-Galveston region in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike. The center was formed shortly after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005. Its research examines everything from surge and inland flooding to bridge infrastructure. Lessons from Hurricane Ike gathers the work of some of the premier researchers in the fields of hurricane prediction and impact, summarizing it in accessible language accompanied by abundant illustrations—not just graphs and charts, but dramatic photos and informative maps. Orienting readers to the history and basic meteorology of severe storms along the coast, the book then revisits the impact of Hurricane Ike and discusses what scientists and engineers are studying as they look at flooding, storm surges, communications, emergency response, evacuation planning, transportation issues, coastal resiliency, and the future sustainability of the nation’s fourth largest metropolitan area.