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Hurricanes

Author: Michael Allaby
Publisher: New York : Facts On File, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides information about hurricanes, describing the conditions that lead to their formation, discussing what happens during the course of such storms, explaining how they are tracked and named, and looking at some historic hurricanes.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Allaby
ISBN: 0816035164 9780816035168
OCLC Number: 34742462
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 136 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: Michael Allaby.

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Explains the history, behavior, and scientific advances in the understanding of hurricanes.  Read more...

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by cwarden (WorldCat user on 2008-06-16)

What is a hurricane? -- Ocean currents and sea-surface temperature -- Warming, convection, and low pressure -- Storm clouds -- How a hurricane begins -- Vortices -- What happens inside a hurricane -- Where hurricanes occur -- Hurricane and storm tracks -- Hurricanes in the United States and the Caribbean -- Hurricanes that reach Europe -- Asian typhoons and cyclones -- Arctic and Antarctic hurricanes -- Hurricane damage -- Daniel Bernoulli and how hurricanes lift roofs -- Storm surges -- Historic hurricanes -- How hurricane damage is predicted -- How hurricanes are named and tracked -- Will global climate change bring more hurricanes? -- Protection and safety -- Index.

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An exhaustive introduction to hurricanes covering such topics as conditions that may lead to them, why they are common in particular areas, historic hurricanes, their naming & tracking, & how global climate changes will affect them.

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