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Extreme weather

Author: Peter Bunyard
Publisher: Edinburgh : Floris, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Peter Bunyard, a founding editor of The Ecologist magazine and recognized internationally as an expert on climate change, here describes and explores recent extreme weather events, including Hurricane Katrina, the Alpine floods of 2005, and the heavy European and American snowfalls of 2006"--Jacket.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Bunyard
ISBN: 9780863155680 0863155685
OCLC Number: 70672237
Description: 240 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Hurricanes, tornadoes and storm surges --
2. Heatwaves and drought --
3. Global meltdown --
4. Floods, typhoons and monsoon winds --
5. Where have all the rainforests gone? --
6. Extreme weather and climate forecasting --
7. Living in Daisyworld? --
8. Fiddling while the planet burns --
9. Our future on this planet. Hurricanes, tornadoes and storm surges --
Heatwaves and drought --
Global meltdown --
Floods, typhoons and monsoon winds --
Where have all the rainforests gone? --
Extreme weather and climate forecasting --
Living in daisyworld --
Our future on this planet.
Responsibility: by Peter Bunyard.
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Takes recent extreme weather events such as hurricanes, drought, floods and heavy snow fall, and considers the human cost, the causes, and what might happen in the future.  Read more...

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'Illustrated with more than 150 striking photographs and diagrams, this absorbing book sets out the options available to us when faced with such extreme weather and the challenges of climate change. Read more...

 
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