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Extreme Weather: A Guide & Record Book

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Publisher Comments:

THERE ARE FEW THRILLS as exciting as weather at its worst. We often hear on the news that the day was the hottest, coldest, wettest, or snowiest on record. Is the climate really becoming more extreme as a result of global warming? The facts are in this book. Extensively illustrated with color photographs of some of the most extreme weather ever captured on camera, dozens of color maps, and tables of weather records for over three hundred U.S. cities, this book is both an entertainment and an indispensable reference. Also included are historical examples of some of the more bizarre weather events observed: heat bursts, electrified dust storms, snow rollers, pink snowstorms, luminous tornadoes, falls of fish and toads, ball lightning, super bolts, and other strange meteorological events. Here's the must-have book for Weather Channel and Guinness Book of World Records fans.

Book News Annotation:

This guide contains weather statistics from 300 weather stations in the US, as far back as the 1850s and arranged by different types of weather phenomena, from heat and drought to hurricanes and tornadoes. Official records from the US Weather Bureau and those that predate it, such as records from the Smithsonian Institution, are included. Along with the discussion, photographs, maps, many tables, and statistics from around the world are integrated. How global climate change may be influencing extreme weather events is addressed in this edition. Burt is an author and publisher of the Compass American Guides series. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

The ultimate weather book for the weather enthusiast or anyone interested in the oddities and extremes of nature.

Synopsis:

Extensively illustrated with color photographs of some of the most extreme weather ever captured on camera, dozens of color maps, and tables of weather records for more than 300 U.S. cities, this book is both entertaining and an indispensable reference.

Synopsis:

Is the climate really becoming more extreme as a result of climate change? We often hear on the news that the day was the hottest, coldest, wettest, or snowiest on record. Recent evidence suggests that aspects of the climate are indeed becoming more extreme. Will the extraordinary hurricane season of 2005 and the record heat waves of 2006 become more common? The facts are in this book, including a detailed analysis of extreme weather trends in the United States going back to the nineteenth century. Also included are historical examples of some of the more bizarre weather events observed: heat bursts, electrified dust storms, snow rollers, pink snowstorms, luminous tornadoes, falls of fish and toads, ball lighting, super bolts, and other strange meteorological events.

About the Author

Christopher C. Burt was co-founder and publisher of the acclaimed Compass American Guides series. His articles have appeared in the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times, among others. He lives in Oakland, California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393330151
Author:
Burt, Christopher C.
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Cartographer:
Stroud, Mark
Subject:
Weather
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Meteorology & Climatology
Subject:
Climatic changes
Subject:
Climate
Subject:
Climatic changes -- United States.
Subject:
United States Climate.
Subject:
Nature Studies-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Revised and Updated
Publication Date:
20070731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
110 color photographs
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
10 x 8 in

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Product details 320 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393330151 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The ultimate weather book for the weather enthusiast or anyone interested in the oddities and extremes of nature.
"Synopsis" by , Extensively illustrated with color photographs of some of the most extreme weather ever captured on camera, dozens of color maps, and tables of weather records for more than 300 U.S. cities, this book is both entertaining and an indispensable reference.
"Synopsis" by , Is the climate really becoming more extreme as a result of climate change? We often hear on the news that the day was the hottest, coldest, wettest, or snowiest on record. Recent evidence suggests that aspects of the climate are indeed becoming more extreme. Will the extraordinary hurricane season of 2005 and the record heat waves of 2006 become more common? The facts are in this book, including a detailed analysis of extreme weather trends in the United States going back to the nineteenth century. Also included are historical examples of some of the more bizarre weather events observed: heat bursts, electrified dust storms, snow rollers, pink snowstorms, luminous tornadoes, falls of fish and toads, ball lighting, super bolts, and other strange meteorological events.
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