Natural Disasters: Hurricanes
A Reference Handbook
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This easily accessible reference work reveals the workings of savage tropical storms, charts their actions and cycles, assesses their economic and environmental impact, and reviews the latest research on hurricanes.
- Includes a summary of hurricanes in the past century in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and details important recent storms such as Agnes, Hugo, Camille, and Andrew
- Advances in field studies and forecasting are examined, from observations in the Virgin Islands in the early 1900s to satellite pictures and computer projections
- Series Description
Contemporary World Issues
This award-winning series offers comprehensive, one-volume reference handbooks on important topics related to health, education, the environment, and social and ethical issues.
24-hour cable news. Millions of internet sites. Information overload. How can we sort through the information? Assess the analyses? Trust the sources?
A world of questions demands a library of answers. Contemporary World Issues covers the controversial topics that students, readers, and citizens want to read about, write about, and know more about.
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"This volume is recommended for geology and natural hazard reference collections."
"Remember it for your next hurricane patron. For those without standing orders, consider this as an individual purchase, it will serve you well. Recommended for all libraries."
"This book will be useful for its encyclopedic content. General readers, graduate students, faculty, and researchers."
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