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Hurricanes: Their Nature and Impacts on Society

Out of Print

By: Roger A Pielke

279 pages, Illus, figs, maps

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Dec 1997 | #71774 | ISBN: 0471973548
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About this book

A unique book addressing both the scientific and societal aspects of hurricanes in a user-friendly format. Through its focus on the US this book provides a framework within which science and policy aspects can be considered together, and is therefore more broadly applicable to the study of tropical cyclone impacts around the world.


Contents

Introduction: Science, Policy, and Hurricanes; The US Hurricane Problem; Tropical Cyclones on Planet Earth; Hurricane Forecasts; Hurricane Impacts; Societal Responses; Hurricane Andrew: Forecast, Impact, Response; Tropical Cyclone Fundamentals; Appendices; References; Index.

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