Great British Weather Disasters

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Author: Philip Eden

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441116257

Category: Science

Page: 360

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Here is a popular book with big set-piece descriptions accompanied by illustrations at its core, but with enough science to attract both the specialist reader and to educate the lay reader without scaring them off. Disaster books traditionally feed on hype, sensationalism and bad science. Eden redresses the balance. What then is the place of weather disasters in our climate? Are they freaks or a necessary part of the whole? How rare are meteorological event does it take to cause chaos in our day-to-day lives? Are we becoming more at risk and less capable of dealing with them? Or do we just complain more? These days we try and mitigate the effects of different hazards, by acquiring personal and property protection - individually, personally and politically. So what is the role of local and central government, the insurance industry, the media and the public? And how do we actually measure disaster? By rarity, insurance cost, death toll, recovery times or what? Can we merge all these so we can compare -say- the 1976 drought with the 1891 blizzard? Can we rank disasters? 15,000 died in the European heatwave of August 2003. Is this the shape of things to come? What will happen if the Gulf Stream/North Atlantic Drift stops flowing? Here are just a few of Philip Eden's topics in a book which will be riveting to readers.

Weather: a Very Short Introduction

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Author: Storm Dunlop

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199571317

Category: Nature

Page: 152

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From deciding the best day for a picnic, to the devastating effects of hurricanes and typhoons, the weather impacts our lives on a daily basis. Although new techniques allow us to forecast the weather with increasing accuracy, most people do not realize the vast global movements and forces which result in their day-to-day weather. In this Very Short Introduction, Storm Dunlop explains what weather is and how it differs from climate, discussing what causes weather, and how we measure it. Analyzing the basic features and properties of the atmosphere, he shows how these are directly related to the weather experienced on the ground, and to specific weather phenomena and extreme weather events. He describes how the global patterns of temperature and pressure give rise to the overall circulation within the atmosphere, the major wind systems, and the major oceanic currents, and how features such as mountains and the sea affect local weather. He also looks at examples of extreme and dangerous weather, such as of tropical cyclones (otherwise known as hurricanes and typhoons), describing how "Hurricane Hunters" undertake the dangerous task of flying through them. We measure weather in a number of ways: observations taken on the land and sea; observations within the atmosphere; and measurements from orbiting satellites. Dunlop concludes by looking at how these observations have been used to develop increasingly sophisticated long and short-range weather forecasting, including ensemble forecasting. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Campbell's Weather Compendium

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Author: Harry Campbell

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1910232602

Category: Humor

Page: 176

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The perfect companion to learning about the weather, no matter where you live or whether it is raining or sunny outside, an enlightening and entertaining miscellany of our planet’s most complex, diverse and powerful system -without which life simply would not exist.

Natural Disasters

Protecting Vulnerable Communities : Proceedings of the Conference Held in London, 13-15 October 1993

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Author: P. A. Merriman,C. W. A. Browitt

Publisher: Thomas Telford

ISBN: 9780727719362

Category: Social Science

Page: 591

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It has been estimated that, as a result of natural disasters, during the 1970s and 1980s three million lives were lost worldwide, the number of disasters increased threefold, the economic losses per decade almost doubled and the insurance losses quadrupled. In the light of these figures, the United Nations proclaimed the 1990s as the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction and this book focuses on the British contribution to the Decade and is supplemented by papers from America, Asia, Europe and Africa.

1001 Questions Answered About

Hurricanes, Tornadoes and Other Natural Air Disasters

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Author: Barbara Tufty

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486144437

Category: Science

Page: 432

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This highly readable and informative guide imparts a wealth of solid scientific data about hurricanes, tornadoes, thunderstorms, wind, fog, ice storms, and other events. The text is embellished with 72 drawings and 20 photographs.

Laudato si

Die Umwelt-Enzyklika des Papstes

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Author: Franziskus (Papst),

Publisher: Verlag Herder GmbH

ISBN: 345180736X

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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Mit großer Spannung wurde sie erwartet, auch von Nicht-Katholiken: Die Umwelt-Enzyklika von Papst Franziskus nimmt die heute entscheidenden Themen in den Blick; es geht um die geht um soziale, ökologische und politische Zusammenhänge. Wohl selten war ein päpstliches Schreiben so aktuell und brisant und vor allem relevant für alle Gesellschaftsschichten und Menschen weltweit. Mit "Laudato si" beweist Franziskus, dass die Kirche nach wie vor eine unverzichtbare Stimme im Diskurs zur Gestaltung der modernen Welt ist. Wer verstehen will, wie Papst und Kirche die großen Herausforderungen unserer Zeit bestehen wollen, kommt an diesem Werk nicht vorbei. Ein Muss für jeden, der an den drängenden Fragen unserer Zeit interessiert ist.

Vulkane & Erdbeben

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Author: Ken Rubin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783789184062

Category: Earthquakes

Page: 64

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Wie aus dem unruhigen Erdinneren Erdbeben und Vulkane entstehen. Attraktiv illustriert. Ab 9.

Eine kurze Geschichte von fast allem

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Author: Bill Bryson

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641079241

Category: Social Science

Page: 688

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Wie groß ist eigentlich das Universum? Was wiegt unsere Erde? Und wie ist das überhaupt möglich – die Erde zu wiegen? In seinem großen Buch nimmt uns Bestsellerautor Bill Bryson mit auf eine atemberaubende Reise durch Raum und Zeit: Er erklärt uns den Himmel und die Erde, die Sterne und die Meere, und nicht zuletzt die Entstehungsgeschichte des Menschen. »Eine kurze Geschichte von fast allem« ist ein ebenso fundierter und lehrreicher wie unterhaltsamer und amüsanter Ausflug in die Naturwissenschaften, mit dem Bill Bryson das scheinbar Unmögliche vollbracht hat: das Wissen von der Welt in dreißig Kapitel zu packen, die auch für den normalen Leser ohne Vorkenntnisse verständlich sind. Das ideale Buch für alle, die unser Universum und unsere Geschichte endlich verstehen möchten – und dabei auch noch Spaß haben wollen!

Unsere kleine Farm

Laura und ihre Freunde / [aus dem Amerikan. von Käthe Recheis]

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Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783800028696

Category:

Page: 251

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Welt in Angst

Roman

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Author: Michael Crichton

Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag

ISBN: 3641135346

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Der Millionär und Lebemann George Morton kommt einer unglaublichen Verschwörung auf die Spur. Die Umweltorganisation NERF, die er mit großzügigen Spenden unterstützt, macht gemeinsame Sache mit skrupellosen Ökoterroristen. Ihr neuester Plan: Durch ein künstlich ausgelöstes Seebeben wollen sie ganz Kalifornien überfluten, um die Aufmerksamkeit der Welt auf die von NERF organisierte Klimakonferenz zu lenken. Morton setzt alles daran, diesem Wahnsinn ein Ende zu bereiten, doch die Terroristen sind ihm immer einen Schritt voraus ...

Schwerwettersegeln

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Author: Kaines Adlard Coles,Peter Bruce

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783768831789

Category:

Page: 375

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Historic Storms of the North Sea, British Isles and Northwest Europe

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Author: Hubert Lamb,Knud Frydendahl

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521375221

Category: Science

Page: 204

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The North Sea regions are some of the busiest shipping lanes in the world (which have recently seen the introduction of oil and gas rigs), and the surrounding land areas are some of the most populous. This book presents a historical investigation of great storms that have affected the North Sea and neighboring northern seas, the British Isles, and the fringe of northwest Europe. All those wind storms with serious effects that could be identified within the past 500-600 years are recorded and a few earlier cases discussed. In every case, observations of weather and other circumstances reported during the storm have been used to produce a modern and reasonably full meteorological analysis that will facilitate wind strength estimates and wind measurements and aid in the diagnosis of storm origins. As a scientific study, this work takes advantage of the unequaled abundance in this region of historical reports and records. The book is destined to further meteorological understanding and help examine weather trends and secular variations and the impact of storms on human affairs, especially in damage to buildings, forests, and other aspects of the landscape, particularly coasts. It will be of interest to atmospheric scientists, engineers, geographers, historians, and administrators.

Eine kurze Geschichte von fast allem

Ausgabe für junge Leser

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Author: Bill Bryson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783570136133

Category:

Page: 169

View: 2000

Entdeckungen und Entwicklungen aus allen Disziplinen der Naturwissenschaften. Ab 10.