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The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light
The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light
by Paul Bogard
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Remarkably, estimates are that eight out of every ten children born in America today will never know "what it means." That is, 80 percent will never know a night dark enough that they can see the Milky Way. Remarkable and depressing. The End of Night... (read more)

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Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History
Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History
by Erik Larson
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National Bestseller September 8, 1900, began innocently in the seaside town of Galveston, Texas. Even Isaac Cline, resident meteorologist for the U.S. Weather Bureau failed to grasp the true meaning of the strange deep-sea swells and peculiar winds that... (read more)

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Climate Shock: The Economic Consequences of a Hotter Planet
Climate Shock: The Economic Consequences of a Hotter Planet
by Gernot Wagner
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"A remarkable book on climate change, Climate Shock is deeply insightful, challenging, eye-opening, thought-provoking, and sheer fun to read. It will help you to think clearly and incisively about one of the most important issues of our generation... (read more)

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Rain: A Natural and Cultural History
Rain: A Natural and Cultural History
by Cynthia Barnett
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Cynthia Barnett is a long-time environmental and science journalist who has reported on water from the Suwannee River to Singapore. She is the author of two previous books, Mirage and Blue Revolution, a Boston Globe top 10 science book of... (read more)

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The Next Tsunami: Living on a Restless Coast
The Next Tsunami: Living on a Restless Coast
by Bonnie Henderson
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On a March evening in 1964, ten-year-old Tom Horning awoke near midnight to find his yard transformed. A tsunami triggered by Alaskas momentous Good Friday earthquake had wreaked havoc in his Seaside, Oregon, neighborhood. It was, as far as anyone knew... (read more)

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The West Without Water: What Past Floods, Droughts, and Other Climatic Clues Tell Us about Tomorrow
The West Without Water: What Past Floods, Droughts, and Other Climatic Clues Tell Us about Tomorrow
by B Lynn Ingram
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The West without Water documents the tumultuous climate of the American West over twenty millennia, with tales of past droughts and deluges and predictions about the impacts of future climate change on water resources. Looking at the regions current... (read more)

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Young Men and Fire
Young Men and Fire
by Norman MacLean
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On August 5, 1949, a crew of fifteen of the United States Forest Service's elite airborne firefighters, the Smokejumpers, stepped into the sky above a remote forest fire in the Montana wilderness. Two hours after their jump, all but three of these men... (read more)

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Plows, Plagues, and Petroleum: How Humans Took Control of Climate
Plows, Plagues, and Petroleum: How Humans Took Control of Climate
by William F. Ruddiman
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The impact on climate from 200 years of industrial development is an everyday fact of life, but did humankind's active involvement in climate change really begin with the industrial revolution, as commonly believed? Plows, Plagues, and Petroleum has... (read more)

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Eaarth
Eaarth
by Bill McKibben
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Twenty years ago, with The End of Nature, Bill McKibben offered one of the earliest warnings about global warming. Those warnings went mostly unheeded; now, he insists, we need to acknowledge that we've waited too long, and that massive change is not... (read more)

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The Weather of the Pacific Northwest
The Weather of the Pacific Northwest
by Cliff Mass
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University of Washington atmospheric scientist and popular radio commentator Cliff Mass unravels the intricacies of Northwest weather, from the mundane to the mystifying. Accessible descriptions and illustrations of complex phenomena explain how terrain... (read more)

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Sudden Sea: The Great Hurricane of 1938
Sudden Sea: The Great Hurricane of 1938
by R. A. Scotti
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It was the Perfect Storm. But instead of raging far out in the Atlantic, the Great Hurricane of 1938 left a wake of death and destruction across seven states. It battered J. P. Morgan's Long Island estate, wiped out beach communities from Watch Hill to... (read more)

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The Practical Preppers Complete Guide to Disaster Preparedness
The Practical Preppers Complete Guide to Disaster Preparedness
by Scott Hunt
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A complete guide to disaster preparedness from Scott Hunt, CEO of Practical Preppers and a nationally recognized preparedness expert The world we live in is an unstable one. From natural disasters such as earthquakes, hurricanes, and floods... (read more)

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The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea
The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea
by Sebastian Junger
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In October 1991, three weather systems collided off the coast of Nova Scotia to create a storm of singular fury, boasting waves over one hundred feet high. Among its victims was the Gloucester, Massachusetts-based swordfishing boat the , which vanished... (read more)

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Eric Sloane's Weather Book
Eric Sloane's Weather Book
by Eric Sloane
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"Amateur weather forecasters (which includes just about everyone) will find this volume an informative and entertaining account of the why and how of the weather." and#8212; The Nation In simple language, Eric Sloane explains the whys and wherefores of... (read more)

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Facing the Wave: A Journey in the Wake of the Tsunami
Facing the Wave: A Journey in the Wake of the Tsunami
by Gretel Ehrlich
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Kirkus Best Books of the Year • Kansas City Star Best Books of the Year A passionate student of Japanese poetry, theater, and art for much of her life, Gretel Ehrlich felt compelled to return to the earthquake-and-tsunami-devastated Tohoku... (read more)

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Ocean of Air
Ocean of Air
by Gabrielle Walker
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We don't just live in the air; we live because of it. It's the most miraculous substance on earth, responsible for our food, our weather, our water, and our ability to hear. In this exuberant book, gifted science writer Gabrielle Walker peels back the... (read more)

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Everything Is Going to Kill Everybody: The Terrifyingly Real Ways the World Wants You Dead
Everything Is Going to Kill Everybody: The Terrifyingly Real Ways the World Wants You Dead
by Robert Brockway
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Just when you thought you'd accepted your own mortality... Everything Is Going to Kill Everybody is bringing panic back. Twenty illustrated, hilariously fear-inducing 
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Atmospheric Science: An Introductory Survey (International Geophysics)
Atmospheric Science: An Introductory Survey (International Geophysics)
by John M. Wallace
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There are ten papers in this volume. They are: 1. An Empirical Examination of The Intraday Return Volatility Process. This paper presents a comprehensive analysis of the distributional and time-series properties of intraday returns. The purpose is to... (read more)

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The Little Ice Age: How Climate Made History 1300-1850
The Little Ice Age: How Climate Made History 1300-1850
by Brian M Fagan
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This Pulitzer Prize-winning treatise explores patterns and symbols in the disciplines of mathematics, art, and musical... (read more)

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Discovery of Global Warming (Rev.08 Edition)
Discovery of Global Warming (Rev.08 Edition)
by Spencer R. Weart
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A USA Today Best Book of the... (read more)

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