Natural Disasters

Natural Disasters

by Patrick J. Fitzpatrick
     
 

This easily accessible reference work reveals the workings of savage tropical storms, charts their actions and cycles, assesses their economic and environmental impact, and reviews the latest research on hurricanes.

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Overview

This easily accessible reference work reveals the workings of savage tropical storms, charts their actions and cycles, assesses their economic and environmental impact, and reviews the latest research on hurricanes.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This volume is recommended for geology and natural hazard reference collections." - American Reference Books Annual

"Remember it for your next hurricane patron. For those without standing orders, consider this as an individual purchase, it will serve you well. Recommended for all libraries." - E-Streams

"This book will be useful for its encyclopedic content. General readers, graduate students, faculty, and researchers." - Choice

Booknews
Fitzpatrick (meteorology, Jackson State U., Mississippi) provides background material on issues, people, organizations, and publications related to hurricanes and provides guidance on where additional information may be found about a specific topic. He includes a chronology of US hurricanes since 1900, data, opinions, letters, and information on mitigation. He identifies resources for specific hurricanes, and discusses similar storms in other parts of the world. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)\

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781576070710
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/01/1999
Series:
Contemporary World Issues Series
Pages:
308
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)

Meet the Author

Patrick J. Fitzpatrick is assistant professor of meteorology at Jackson State University, Jackson, MS.

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