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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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“Gripping...the Jaws of hurricane yarns.” The Washington... (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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Cloud Collector's Handbook (11 Edition)
Cloud Collector's Handbook (11 Edition)
by Gavin Pretor-Pinney
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The perfect incentive for keeping your head in the clouds, The Cloud Collector's Handbook is a whimsical guide to the wonders of the sky. Throughout, author and cloud expert Gavin Pretor-Pinney catalogs a variety of clouds and gives readers points for... (read more)

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The Cloudspotter's Guide: The Science, History, and Culture of Clouds
The Cloudspotter's Guide: The Science, History, and Culture of Clouds
by Gavin Pretor-Pinney
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"[A]n amusing and remarkably informative jaunt through the heavenly vapors that draws on classical poetry, physics, geekery and pop culture....By mixing self-deprecating humor and hard science, Pretor-Pinney makes learning about clouds fun." Library... (read more)

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The Invention of Clouds: How an Amateur Meteorologist Forged the Language of the Skies
The Invention of Clouds: How an Amateur Meteorologist Forged the Language of the Skies
by Richard Hamblyn
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“Fascinating . . . lively and readable, The Invention of Clouds accomplishes that rare feat of changing the reader's perception of the world.”—The Economist “Beguiling . . . Hamblyn has drawn a vivid portrait of the rage for... (read more)

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The Climate of Oregon: From Rain Forest to Desert
The Climate of Oregon: From Rain Forest to Desert
by George H Taylor
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Gathers a range of climate information on the state, using maps and tables to describe various climate elements such as precipitation, temperature, humidity, clouds, and the growing season. Defines nine distinct climate zones, examines the role of... (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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An Observer's Guide to Clouds and Weather: A Northeastern Primer on Prediction
An Observer's Guide to Clouds and Weather: A Northeastern Primer on Prediction
by Toby Carlson
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Today, most people look down when they want to check the weather, peeking at cell phones or popping open a browser, instead of looking up at one of the most accessible weather predictors of allandmdash;the sky. Knowing what the atmosphere has in store... (read more)

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Extreme Weather: Understanding the Science of Hurricanes, Tornadoes, Floods, Heat Waves, Snow Storms, Global Warming and Other Atmosphe
Extreme Weather: Understanding the Science of Hurricanes, Tornadoes, Floods, Heat Waves, Snow Storms, Global Warming and Other Atmosphe
by H Michael Mogil
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The ultimate guide to the planet-altering effects of extreme weather, featuring full-color photos and fascinating explanations of how weather systems work--now in paperback Recent decades have brought record temperatures, devastating storms, and killer... (read more)

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Category 5: The Story of Camille, Lessons Unlearned from America's Most Violent Hurricane
Category 5: The Story of Camille, Lessons Unlearned from America's Most Violent Hurricane
by Ernest Zebrowski
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The epic story of the real victims of a perfect stormand#151;overwhelmingly the poorand#151;left behind in the aftermath of a deadly hurricaneand#160;and#147;A riveting new book.and#8221;and#151;Tallahassee Democratand#160;and#147;Not simply an... (read more)

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The Snowflake Man: A Biography of Wilson A. Bentley
The Snowflake Man: A Biography of Wilson A. Bentley
by Duncan C. Blanchard
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Bentley, a Vermont farmer who spent a lifetime (1865-1931) studying and photographing snow crystals was the originator of the saying: "No two snowflakes are alike." Blanchard, a retired atmospheric scientist, pays tribute to this initially ridiculed... (read more)

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Heat: Adventures in the World's Fiery Places
Heat: Adventures in the World's Fiery Places
by Bill Streever
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An adventurous ride through the most blisteringly hot regions of science, history, and culture. A scientist and bestselling nature writer who will go to any extreme to satisfy his curiosity, Bill Streever sets off to find out what heat really means. Let... (read more)

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Ice: The Nature, the History, and the Uses of an Astonishing Substance
Ice: The Nature, the History, and the Uses of an Astonishing Substance
by Mariana Gosnell
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Gosnell explores ice from a rather more aesthetic and cultural than scientific point of view, but certainly manages to hold her own in descriptions of how ice forms and what water can do as a solid; she differs with chemists and physicists in that she... (read more)

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The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Weather
The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Weather
by Audubon
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Cold: Adventures in the World's Frozen Places
Cold: Adventures in the World's Frozen Places
by Bill Streever
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Antarctica is the most alien place on the planet, the only part of the earth where humans could never survive unaided. Out of our fascination with it have come many books, most of which focus on only one aspect of its unique strangeness. None has... (read more)

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Future of Ice : Journey Into Cold (04 Edition)
Future of Ice : Journey Into Cold (04 Edition)
by Gretel Ehrlich
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This book was written out of Gretel Ehrlichs love for winter-for remote and cold places, for the ways winter frees our imagination and invigorates our feet, mind, and soul-and also out of the fear that our “democracy of gratification” has... (read more)

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Glaciers of North America: A Field Guide
Glaciers of North America: A Field Guide
by Sue A Ferguson
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Written with a sprightly sense of humor, Glaciers of North America is an intriguing, off-beat guide to glaciers.... (read more)

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Life, Temperature, and the Earth: The Self-Organizing Biosphere (Methods and Cases in Conservation Science)
Life, Temperature, and the Earth: The Self-Organizing Biosphere (Methods and Cases in Conservation Science)
by David Schwartzman
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Schwartzman (biology, Howard University) contributes to the search for new connections between life and the global environment by examining how the Earth's biosphere regulates itself over geologic time. Emphasizing long-term trends, he presents and... (read more)

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Dr. George: My Life in Weather
Dr. George: My Life in Weather
by George Fischbeck
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Not only has George Fischbeck had a long career as an award-winning journalist and educator, he has also helped raise millions of dollars for a variety of charitable causes. His story is all here, and the best part is what the fewest people know: the... (read more)

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The Two-Mile Time Machine: Ice Cores, Abrupt Climate Change, and Our Future
The Two-Mile Time Machine: Ice Cores, Abrupt Climate Change, and Our Future
by Richard B Alley
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"The Two-Mile Time Machine takes a story that has been much discussed in the press and revitalizes it with the author's infectious enthusiasm and with background information on the history of ice core drilling. It provides an excellent survey for the... (read more)

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