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Historic Storms of the North Sea, British Isles and Northwestern Europe

By: Hubert Lamb

204 pages, 186 line diagrams 12 half-tones

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Mar 2005 | #152615 | ISBN: 0521619319
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Hardback | Jun 1991 | #82941 | ISBN: 0521375223
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About this book

This book is a unique study of the great wind storms of the last 500 years that have affected the British Isles and the seas and coasts of northwest Europe. This is the only region for which there is sufficient information available in archives to make such a study possible. Almost all the storms since about 1700 are reported with meteorological maps and wind strength estimates and measurements. The book also looks at trends and secular variations and the impact of these great storms on seafarers, local populations and the landscape. The book will be of value to scientists, engineers, historians, economists and conservationists.

Truly useful to scientists, engineers, historians, economists, and conservationists. Choice "...an outstanding contribution in its field, very well presented, with excellent indices and the most comprehensive references." Basil Greenhill, Journal of Maritime History


Contents

List of plates; Preface; Acknowledgements; Part I. Introduction and Analysis: 1. Introduction; 2. Grading of storms; 3. Results; 4. Concluding summary; Part II. Catalogue and Descriptions of Great Storms Reported in the North Sea and Neighbouring Regions: References; Authorship index; Geographical index; Subject index.

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