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Catastrophic weather

Author: Sarah Levete
Publisher: New York : Crabtree Pub. Co., ©2010.
Series: Protecting our planet (Crabtree Publishing Company)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Climate influences the features of the landscape, what farmers can grow, where people live, and the type of houses they build. But what happens when the climate changes abruptly and dramatically, not as part of a natural process of change but because of human activity? The result is more frequent and stronger extreme weather events such as heat waves, storms, torrential rain, raging winds, and hurricanes. This  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Children's nonfiction
Juvenile works
Literature
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Levete
ISBN: 9780778752271 0778752275 9780778752103 0778752100 9780329777128 0329777122
OCLC Number: 435967554
Description: 32 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 29 cm.
Contents: Extremes of weather --
The world of weather --
Climate change --
The big melt --
Deadly hurricanes --
Drying up --
Flood alert --
El Niño and his sister --
Changing landscape --
Life in danger --
The human impact --
Managing the weather --
Protecting our planet.
Series Title: Protecting our planet (Crabtree Publishing Company)
Responsibility: Sarah Levete.

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Climate influences the features of the landscape, what farmers can grow, where people live, and the type of houses they build. But what happens when the climate changes abruptly and dramatically, not as part of a natural process of change but because of human activity? The result is more frequent and stronger extreme weather events such as heat waves, storms, torrential rain, raging winds, and hurricanes. This fascinating book uses case studies to explore the causes and effects of catastrophic weather and asks the question: Are we prepared to adapt our lifestyles to prevent climate change from spiraling out of control?

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