Hurricanes / Cyclones / Typhoons
Divine Wind: The History and Science of Hurricanes
- Author: Kerry Emanuel
- Publisher: Oxford University Press. 2005.
- ISBN: 9780195149418
- Annotation: Named for the evil Caribbean deity Huracan, hurricanes are presented in verse, art, history, and science. Emanuel, a professor at MIT, discusses how hurricanes form and dissolve, why hurricanes are restricted to the tropics, and how hard it is for meteorologists to predict their behavior. Historical hurricanes are explained in clear, concise language which is reinforced by numerous diagrams, satellite images and photos.
Early American Hurricanes, 1492-1870
- Author: David McWilliams Ludlum
- Publisher:American Meteorological Society. 1963 (1990).
- ISBN: 9780933876163
- Annotation: A detailed, accurate listing of hurricanes in the United States, both in the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico. Although no pictures are included, information about the impact of each hurricane is given along with each hurricane's track, when possible.
Encyclopedia of Hurricanes, Typhoons, and Cyclones
- Author: David Longshore
- Publisher: Facts on File. 2008.
- ISBN: 9780816062959
- Annotation: 400 readable entries cover the scientific, societal and historical aspects of hurricanes, typhoons and cyclones. All named storms back to the 1700's are included with entries telling each storm's date, location, characteristics and impact on people and property. Basic terms, safety procedures, useful web sites and a list of storms back to 1281 are also included.
Florida's Hurricane History
- Author: Jay Barnes, Steve Lyons
- Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press. 2007.
- ISBN: 9780807858097
- Annotation:More hurricanes hit Florida than any other state. This book covers 450 years of Florida's hurricane history. With numerous illustrations, the history and impact of each storm is told, as well as basic information about how hurricanes develop, how meteorologists track and forecast them, and how the tradition of naming hurricanes began.
Hurricane Almanac: The Essential Guide to Storms Past, Present and Future
- Author: Bryan Norcross
- Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin. 2007.
- ISBN: 9780312371524
- Annotation: The first half of the Almanac explains the science and history of hurricanes and offers perspectives on how we, as a society, deal with hurricanes. The second half is a personal guide to "Living Successfully in the Hurricane Zone." Preparation checklists and shopping lists, an easy-to-understand guide to the technical information coming from the National Hurricane Center, and other practical information are included, as well as a thought provoking chapter entitled "How I'd Do It Better" which details Norcross's ideas for a better hurricane system. Bryan Norcross is the on-air hurricane analyst for CBS News.
Hurricane Watch: Forecasting the Deadliest Storms on Earth
- Author: Bob Sheets, Jack Williams
- Publisher: Vintage / Knopf Publishing Group. 2001.
- ISBN: 9780375703904
- Annotation: This in-depth look at hurricanes by an expert hurricane forecaster covers everything from the earliest efforts by seafarers at predicting storms to the way satellite imaging is revolutionizing hurricane forecasting. It reveals the latest information on hurricanes, their effects on ocean waves, the causes of the variable wind speeds in different parts of the storm, and the origins of the super-cooled shafts of water that vent at high altitudes.
Hurricanes and the Middle Atlantic States
- Author: Rick Schwartz
- Publisher: Blue Diamond Books. 2007.
- ISBN: 9780978628000
- Annotation: The first book-length reference to examine the 400-year recorded hurricane history of the mid-Atlantic region, the book offers chronological profiles of significant storms, from Jamestown to the present. Also included are 200 black/white historical photographs and numerous track maps. Human interest stories, as well as an examination of the patterns, characteristics, quirks and dangers of Mid-Atlantic hurricanes are also included. Schwartz is an associate member of the American Meteorological Society, a member of the National Weather Association and a member of the National Earth Science Teachers Association.
Hurricanes: Causes, Effects, and the Future
- Author: Stephen P. Leatherman and Jack Williams
- Publisher: Voyageur Press, Inc. 2008.
- ISBN: 9780760329924
- Annotation: A close look at hurricanes past and present, from the historic Galveston storm of 1900 to the devastating Katrina. In scientifically accurate but easily comprehensible terms, the authors explain the mechanics of hurricanes-the formidable wind speed, the heavy rains, and the eye of the hurricane, all accompanied by detailed diagrams and color photographs. Stories of the effects of hurricanes on property and people are also included.
Inside the Hurricane: Face to Face with Nature's Deadliest Storm
- Author: Pete Davies
- Publisher: DIANE Publishing Co. 2004.
- ISBN: 9780756782450
- Annotation: Davies arranged to participate in cutting-edge research with the scientists at the National Hurricane Center and other research facilities in Florida, even flying with them into, through, and around the powerful storms. Through him, readers will learn the basic meteorology of these storms, the instruments used to study them and the computers that simulate and predict their behavior. Davies also introduces members of meteorological research teams, whose work blends fascination with powerful natural phenomena, scientific curiosity, thrill-seeking and determination to provide life-saving early warnings.
Storm World: Hurricanes, Politics, and the Battle over Global Warming
- Author: Chris C. Mooney
- Publisher: Harcourt. 2007
- ISBN: 9780151012879
- Annotation: Mooney delves into a red-hot debate in meteorology: whether the increasing ferocity of hurricanes is connected to global warming. In the wake of Katrina, Mooney followed the careers of leading scientists on both sides of the argument through the 2006 hurricane season, tracing how the media, special interests, politics and the weather itself skewed and amplified what was already an intense scientific debate. Mooney makes the science accessible to the general reader, vividly portraying the scientists and relating new discoveries.
Stormchasers: The Hurricane Hunters and Their Fateful Flight into Hurricane Janet
- Author: David M. Toomey
- Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company. 2002.
- ISBN: 0393020002
- Annotation: In September 1955, Navy Lieutenant Commander Grover B. Windham and a crew of eight flew out of Guantanamo Bay into the eye of Hurricane Janet swirling in the Caribbean: a routine weather reconnaissance mission from which they never returned. Toomey uses the story of this flight to explain the history of hurricane research and the risks that researchers took. Without computer, global positioning, or satellite support, they relied on rudimentary radar systems to locate the hurricane's eye and estimated the drift of their aircraft by looking at windblown waves below.