Extreme Weather

Extreme Weather



A crash of thunder jolts you from your sleep!  Lightning flashes. Rain pounds against the window. The wind howls. Lucky you! You’re inside where it is warm and dry.  You know that the weather can affect your life but, imagine if we thought mysterious forces controlled the weather.  Like many ancient peoples, we would fear that the rain god would release deadly floods that could destroy our homes. Or the sun god wouldn’t bring relief from winter’s icy grip.  Today, we understand how weather works, but the forces that create it are still powerful and uncontrollable.  We rely on the sun, rain, and wind to survive, but when the weather goes bad, it can really affect us.  Tornadoes, hurricanes, monsoons, floods, and blizzards can not only wreck plans, but flatten houses and towns.  Droughts, freezes, and hailstorms can destroy crops and property.  Extreme weather seriously impacts our lives and the world around us.

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Book 1

The weather companion: an album of meteorological history, science, legend, and folklore / Gary Lockhart; [foreword by Steven D. Steinke].

New York: Wiley, c1988.

QC870 .L63 1988


Book 1

Storm world: hurricanes, politics, and the battle over global warming / Chris Mooney.

Orlando: Harcourt, c2007.

QC944 .M66 2007


Book 1

Hurricanes and typhoons: past, present, and future / edited by Richard J. Murnane and Kam-biu Liu.

New York: Columbia University Press, c2004.

QC944 .H92 2004


Windswept: the story of wind and weather / Marq de Villiers.

New York: Walker & Company, 2006.

QC931 .D48 2006


Weather, climate and climate change: human perspectives / Greg O'Hare, John Sweeney and Rob Wilby.

Harlow, England; New York: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2005.

QC861.3 .O35 2005


The Tornado: its structure, dynamics, prediction, and hazards / C. Church ... [et al.], editors.

Washington, DC: American Geophysical Union, c1993.

QC955 .T67 1993


Storm/ by A.B.C. Whipple and the editors of Time-Life Books.

Alexandria, Va.: Time-Life Books, c1982.

QC941 .W53 1982


Natural disasters / Lee Davis.

New York: Checkmark Books, c2002.

GB5014 .D38 2002


The perfect storm: a true story of men against the sea / Sebastian Junger.

New York: Norton, c1997.

QC945 .J66 1997


Thunderstorms / by Choji Magono.

Amsterdam; New York: Elsevier Scientific Pub. Co.; New York: distributors for the U.S. and Canada, Elsevier North-Holland, c1980.

QC968 .M33x 1980


Earthshock: hurricanes, volcanoes, earthquakes, tornadoes, and other forces of nature / Andrew Robinson.

New York, N.Y.: Thames & Hudson, 2002.

GB5014 .R63 2002



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