|Ozone Crisis: The 15-Year Evolution of a Sudden Global Emergency (Wiley Science Editions)
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The real story behind the . Ozone Crisis Straight from today's headlines, award-winning science writer Sharon Roan offers an incisive look at one of the planet's most pressing ecological concerns. Ozone Crisis tells the compelling, often shocking story of the discovery of ozone depletion, the fight to ban chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), and future prospects and prognoses. ""At last a sober, well-researched, and well-written book on an important environmental problem.. a good yarn about stratospheric ozone..This is clearly one of the best case studies of the evolution of science-intensive public policy."" --Choice ""An engaging account . skillfully recounts in terms readily understood by lay readers the shrewd detective work and unprecedented scientific cooperation that helped give rise to the Montreal Treaty."" --John C. Topping, President, Climate Institute ""Whether you have the slightest interest in environmental matters or not, this book should be on your 'must check out!' list."" --Western Producer ""Anyone interested in understanding contemporary environmental policy issues will find Roan has written a well-researched, well-balanced, and informative book in an easy-to-read, journalistic style."" --Naturalist Review
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|Circles Effect and Its Mysteries
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Author: George Terence Meaden
|Melting the Earth: The History of Ideas on Volcanic Eruptions
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Author: Haraldur Sigurdsson
From prehistoric times to the fiery destruction of Pompeii in 79 A.D. and the more recent pyrotechnics of Mt. St. Helens, volcanic eruptions have aroused fear, inspired myths and religious worship, and prompted heated philosophical and scientific debate. Melting the Earth chronicles humankind's attempt to understand this terrifying phenomenon and provides a fascinating look at how our conception of volcanoes has changed as knowledge of the earth's internal processes has deepened over the centuries.
A practicing volcanologist and native of Iceland, where volcanoes are frequently active, Haraldur Sigurdsson considers how philosophers and scientists have attempted to answer the question: Why do volcanoes erupt? He takes us through the ideas of the ancient Greeks--who proposed that volcanoes resulted from the venting of subterranean winds--and the internal combustion theories of Roman times, and notes how thinking about volcanoes took a backward, symbolic turn with the rise of Christian conceptions of Hell, a direction that would not be reversed until the Renaissance. He chronicles the 18th-century conflict between the Neptunists, who believed that volcanic rocks originated from oceanic accretions, and the Plutonists, who argued for the existence of a molten planetary core, and traces how volcanology moved from "divine science" and "armchair geology" to empirical field study with the rise of 19th-century naturalism. Finally, Sigurdsson describes how 19th and 20th-century research in thermodynamics, petrology, geochemistry and plate tectonics contribute to the current understanding of volcanic activity.
Drawing liberally from classical sources and firsthand accounts, this chronicle is not only a colorful history of volcanology, but an engrossing chapter in the development of scientific thought.
|A Guide to Weather
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Author: William Burroughs
Watching the changing skies can be both peaceful and a perplexing one. What caused that beautiful cloud formation? Whatever your interests - nature, aviation, sailing, hiking - Weather will help you recognize and interpret weather signs each day, and enhance your knowledge of the natural world.
|Lonely Planet Myanmar (Burma) (Country Travel Guide)
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Author: Joe Bindloss
Whether you're looking to temple-hop in Bagan, trek through rice paddies in Hsipaw, explore Inle Lake by canoe or relax on Ngapali Beach, this book will help you uncover Myanmar's most memorable experiences. We've found you the best ways to travel indepen
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|Tectonic Consequences of the Earth's Rotation
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Author: Robert C. Bostrom
This book reviews the cumulative evidence for a connection between the Earth's rotation and geotectonics. Satellite and plate-motion data in particular suggest that the rotation affects geotectonics. The author recasts the classical models of body tides and argues that the energy from the tides directs the otherwise random process of convection. Among other benefits, this model could prove an important step in deciphering the flow of the Earth's mantle. Introducing a more complete model of the tidal Earth than those orthodox until now, Bostrom points to the likelihood that a non-reversing term accounts for the remarkable contrast between the Earth and its sister planet Venus--including the existence of mobile plates and the preservation of liquid water.
|Aviation Weather Laboratory Manual
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Author: Peter F. Lester
This is the Laboratory Manual to go with the book "Aviation Weather" by Peter F. Lester
|Weather of the San Francisco Bay Region (California Natural History Guides)
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Author: Harold Gilliam
This is an introduction and guide to the varied weather conditions found in the San Francisco Bay Region. In addition to describing the weather of the regions, the author explains the natural phenomena which create certain conditions and devotes a section to activities which can be pursued by amateur weather observers.
|Isaac's Storm: The Drowning of Galveston - 8 September 1900
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Author: Erik Larson
Galveston, Texas, 1900. Reports of a storm in the Gulf of Mexico are relayed to Isaac Cline, chief observer of the new Weather Bureau. But storms stay out at sea and veer East to run parallel to the coast normally. This one didn't ...Isaac Cline was confident of his ability to predict the weather: he had new technology at his disposal, 'perfect science', and, like America itself, he was sure that he was in control of his world, that the new century would be the American century, that the future was man's to command. And the coastal city of Galveston was a prosperous, enthusiastic place -- a jewel of progress and contentment, a model for the new century. The storm blew up in Cuba. It was, in modern jargon, an extreme hurricane -- and it did not circle around the Gulf of Mexico as storms routinely did. On 8 September 1900 it ploughed straight into Galveston. It was the meteorological equivalent of the Big One. It was to be the worst natural disaster ever to befall America to this day: between six and ten thousand people died, including Isaac Cline's wife and unborn child. With them died Cline's and America's hubris: the storm had simply blown them away. Told with a novelist's skill this is the true story of an awful and terrible natural catastrophe.
Reading in his signature dispassionate style, narrator Edward Herrmann brings an eerie calm to this powerful chronicle of the deadliest storm ever to hit the United States--a huge and terribly destructive hurricane that struck land near Galveston, Texas in September of 1900. Author Erik Larson re-creates the events leading up to the disaster in astonishing detail, tracing the thoughts and actions of Isaac Cline, a scientist with America's burgeoning U.S. Weather Bureau. Cline's unwavering confidence--"In an age of scientific certainty one could not allow one's judgment to be clouded..."--blinds the meteorologist to the deadly onslaught about to be unleashed. Herrmann's calculated performance reflects the impending doom and dangers inherent to an unquestioned and absolute faith in science. (Running time: 5 hours, 3 cassettes) --George Laney
|White Death: In The Path of an Avalanche
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Author: McKay Jenkins