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Divine wind : the history and science of hurricanes

Author: Kerry A Emanuel
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
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Presents an overview of hurricanes, with descriptions of how they are formed, how they move, and how they interact with climate, along with a history of some of the most destructive hurricanes of the past.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kerry A Emanuel
ISBN: 0195149416 9780195149418
OCLC Number: 77254776
Description: x, 285 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 29 cm.
Contents: Kamikaze --
Anatomy of a meteorological monster --
Huracán --
The tropical hothouse --
Columbus's hurricane --
The tropical downpour --
France gives up La Floride, 1565 --
The trade winds --
The tempest --
Nature's steam engine --
The hurricanes of 1780 --
Hurricane intensity --
Galveston, 1900 --
Genesis --
Miami, 1926 --
Death and transfiguration --
Their eyes were watching God : San Felipe and the Okeechobee disaster of 1928 --
Taking aim : how hurricanes move --
The Labor Day hurricane of 1935 --
The storm surge --
The great New England hurricane of 1938 --
Waves --
Bull Halsey's typhoons --
Rain --
The hunters --
Hurricane Camille --
Into the maelstrom : a photo essay --
The great East Pakistan cyclone of November, 1970 --
Forecasting hurricanes --
Cyclone Tracy --
Hurricane Andrew, 1992 --
Hurricanes and climate.
Responsibility: Kerry Emanuel.
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