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Economic Value of Weather and Climate Forecasts

Economic Value of Weather and Climate Forecasts Lowest new price: $152.44
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Weather and climate extremes can significantly impact the economics of a region. This book examines how weather and climate forecasts can be used to mitigate the impact of the weather on the economy. Interdisciplinary in scope, it explores the meteorological, economic, psychological, and statistical aspects of weather prediction. Chapters by area specialists provide a comprehensive view of this timely topic. They encompass forecasts over a wide range of temporal scales, from weather over the next few hours to the climate months or seasons ahead, and address the impact of these forecasts on human behavior. Economic Value of Weather and Climate Forecasts seeks to determine the economic benefits of existing weather forecasting systems and the incremental benefits of improving these systems, and will be an interesting and essential text for economists, statisticians, and meteorologists.

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Lonely Planet Myanmar (Burma) (Country Travel Guide)

Lonely Planet Myanmar (Burma) (Country Travel Guide) Lowest new price: $27.77
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Author: Joe Bindloss
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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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Climate, Earth Processes and Earth History

Climate, Earth Processes and Earth History Lowest used price: $115.00
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Author: Richard J. Huggett

Today, climate-related processes and problems are referred to as Global Change by nearly everyone including scientists, politicians, and economists; citizens worldwide are anxious about the often ob­ served disorientation of our environment under the influence of man. Better information on the Earth's natural systems and their possible alterations is necessary. The topic itself is so wide that sound scien­ tific descriptions of it as a whole are rare. For the non-specialist infor­ mation from relevant fields is not easy to obtain; and often, the pro­ gnostic models presented are contradictory and even for specialists difficult to evaluate. Therefore, this book on Climate, Earth Processes and Earth History by Richard Huggett fills an important gap. It discusses the great, climate-related areas of the Earth's environment. The atmosphere, the hydrosphere, the sediments as products of weathering and geomorphic processes, the relief as landforms and soils, and the biosphere are thoroughly treated as the prominent sub­ systems which are greatly affected by climate. These subsystems not only control the visual and internal aspects of our landscapes, but they are themselves especially influenced by climatic changes which can be due to either changes in the natural system or anthropogenic changes. Thus, our landscapes will be subject to significant altera­ tions, if climatic variations exceed certain thresholds. The plan for the present book by Richard Huggett was originally discussed in regard to the Springer Series on Physical Environment.


On Shaky Ground: The New Madrid Earthquakes of 1811-1812 (MISSOURI HERITAGE READERS)

On Shaky Ground: The New Madrid Earthquakes of 1811-1812 (MISSOURI HERITAGE READERS) Lowest new price: $7.49
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Author: Norma Hayes Bagnall
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Although most Americans associate earthquakes with California, the tremors that shook the Mississippi valley in southeast Missouri from December 16, 1811, through February 7, 1812, are among the most violent quakes to hit the North American continent in recorded history. Collectively known as the New Madrid earthquakes, these quakes affected more than 1 million square miles. By comparison, the 1906 San Francisco earthquake affected only 60,000 square miles, less than one-sixteenth the area of the New Madrid earthquakes.

Scientists believe that each of the three greatest tremors would have measured more than 8.0 on the Richter scale, had that measuring device been in place in 1811. Vibrations were felt from the Rocky Mountains to the Atlantic coast and from Mexico to Canada. The quake zone was in constant movement during this period. Five towns in three states disappeared, islands vanished in the Mississippi River, lakes formed where there had been none before, and the river flowed backward for a brief period.

Providing eyewitness accounts from people both on the land and on the river, Bagnall captures the fears of the residents through their tales about the smells and dark vapors that filled the air, the cries of the people, the bawling of animals, and the constant roar of the river and its collapsing banks. On Shaky Ground also traces the history of the founding of New Madrid and considers the impact of the earthquakes on population and land in southeast Missouri. Predictions for future earthquakes along the New Madrid fault, as well as instructions on preparing for and surviving a quake, are also included.

Informative, clearly written, and well illustrated, On Shaky Ground will be of interest to all general readers, especially those interested in earthquakes or Missouri history.

 

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Ozone Crisis: The 15-Year Evolution of a Sudden Global Emergency (Wiley Science Editions)

Ozone Crisis: The 15-Year Evolution of a Sudden Global Emergency (Wiley Science Editions) Lowest new price: $5.86
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Author: Sharon Roan
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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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Hot Talk Cold Science: Global Warning's Unfinished Debate

Hot Talk Cold Science: Global Warning's Unfinished Debate Lowest new price: $31.65
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Author: S. Fred Singer (Author); Frederick Seitz (Foreword by)

Science, Environmental Studies, Economics, Current Events

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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

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Principia Meteorlogia: The Physics of Sun Earth Weather (Volume 4)

Principia Meteorlogia: The Physics of Sun Earth Weather (Volume 4) Lowest new price: $75.01
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Author: James M. McCanney

This book is a summary of information that spans over 25 years of serious research and deals with the true nature of our past relative to celestial events, and additionally, the dangers that stand before us as we deal with the possibility or new planetary members being adopted into the solar system. The books that preceded this one are 1.Planet X, Comets and Earth Changes 2.Surviving Planet X Passage (a 60 page pamphlet) 3.Atlantis to Tesla-The Kolbrin Connection. Two more books that are destined to become part of this series will be released at later dates.

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Snowy Days (Benchmark Rebus)

Snowy Days (Benchmark Rebus) Lowest new price: $23.79
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Author: Trudi Strain Trueit

Easy to read text with rebuses explores fun time activities on a snowy day.


The Cosmic Winter

The Cosmic Winter Lowest new price: $395.75
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Author: Victor Clube

During five days in late June 1975, a swarm of boulders the size of motor cars struck the moon at a speed of 67,000 miles per hour. On 30 June 1908 an object crashed on Siberia with the force of a large hydrogen bomb. The moon was also struck on 25 June 1178 struck, this time by a missile whose energy was ten times that of the combined nuclear arsenals of the world. Why late June? What is the nature of such events? And what threat do they pose to mankind? The authors aim to reveal the answers in this book. They argue that rains of fire visit the earth from time to time, destroying civilizations and plunging mankind into Dark Ages. They uncover a lost tradition of celestial catastrophe, and underpin these claims with foundations based on the latest discoveries in space. They produce a risk assessment which reveals that civilization could well come to an abrupt end, destroyed by a rain of fire followed by an icy, cosmic winter.

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