Hurricanes / Edition 2

Hurricanes / Edition 2

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by Patrick J. Fitzpatrick
     
 

ISBN-10: 1851096477

ISBN-13: 9781851096473

Pub. Date: 10/28/2005

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

In September 1776 the so-called "Hurricane of Independence" hit Canada and the northeastern United States, leading to 4,170 deaths. In 1900 around 8,000 perished in the Galveston Hurricane and the resulting tidal surge. Coastal defenses, early warning systems, and evacuation procedures have improved enormously. However, hurricanes still pose a potentially

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In September 1776 the so-called "Hurricane of Independence" hit Canada and the northeastern United States, leading to 4,170 deaths. In 1900 around 8,000 perished in the Galveston Hurricane and the resulting tidal surge. Coastal defenses, early warning systems, and evacuation procedures have improved enormously. However, hurricanes still pose a potentially devastating threat to life and property, especially in coastal regions of the United States and the Caribbean. What causes these extreme storms? How can we best defend ourselves?

Hurricanes: A Reference Handbook explores the historical, ecological, economic, and social dimensions of hurricanes in North America. Synthesizing literature from a wide range of authoritative sources, this book is an invaluable guide to hurricanes and their impact and is essential reading for students, scientists, mariners, and coastal residents alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781851096473
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/28/2005
Series:
Contemporary World Issues Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
412
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

Table of Contents

1Background on hurricanes1
2Problems, controversies, and solutions : hurricane destruction, forecasting, global warming controversy, mitigation, and insurance procedures25
3Worldwide perspective83
4Chronology105
5Biographical sketches193
6Data, opinions, and letters231
7Directory of organizations259
8Print, nonprint, and Internet resources297

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