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|Description:||136 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.|
Table of Contents:
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.
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.