Hurricanes: What You Need to Know

Hurricanes: What You Need to Know

by Rebecca Leaman
     
 

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In 1954 Hurricane Hazel caused such destruction around Lake Ontario that it's a vivid memory half a century later. In 2003 Hurricane Juan so devastated the Halifax, Nova Scotia, area that complete recovery will take decades. In the fall of 2005, Hurricane Katrina, immediately followed by Rita and Wilma, held North America and the world spellbound. In fact, 2005

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In 1954 Hurricane Hazel caused such destruction around Lake Ontario that it's a vivid memory half a century later. In 2003 Hurricane Juan so devastated the Halifax, Nova Scotia, area that complete recovery will take decades. In the fall of 2005, Hurricane Katrina, immediately followed by Rita and Wilma, held North America and the world spellbound. In fact, 2005 was a record breaking year for tropical storms, with four Category 5 hurricanes, seven tropical storms before August 1, the strongest hurricane in the Atlantic basin, and the costliest and third deadliest hurricane in US history. Yet few people know more about hurricanes than the horror they witness in the media.

What are hurricanes? How are they formed, and where do they get their names? What should you do if a hurricane is headed in your direction? An indispensable reference book, Hurricanes: What You Need to Know answers these questions and more by combining science with handy tips, quick facts, checklists, satellite images, photographs and stories about some of North America's most devastating tropical storms.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This book is an excellent source of information." — meteorologist Peter Coade

"A valuable survival guide." — Bookwatch

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780864924537
Publisher:
Goose Lane Editions
Publication date:
05/28/2006
Edition description:
First edition
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
5.03(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.38(d)

Meet the Author

Rebecca Leaman lives in Fredericton and owns her own editorial business.

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