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In this richly detailed encyclopedia, readers will find vivid, scholarly accounts of all major storm systems ever recorded. Over 200 entries cover hurricanes in science, history and culture, and folklore, including how storms have appeared in literature, music, and the visual arts. For many of the storms described, author David Longshore provides maps of their course, detailed chronologies of their progress, photographs of their aftermath, and comments about them from firsthand observers. Topics covered include meteorological terms, biographical data on key figures in the history of hurricane scholarship, geographical terms, and methods of hurricane tracking and data analysis. Other entries cover: meteorological instruments, such as Doppler radar and barometers; named hurricanes, typhoons, and cyclones in an A-to-Z format; descriptions of storm activity by region; meteorological terms, such as advection, isobar, and the firefly effect; and the role of animals as harbingers of weather to come.
The hardcover edition of this book was selected by the New York Public Library as an "Outstanding Reference Book of the Year, 1999." It was also deemed "Editor's Choice 1998 Reference Sources" by Booklist and selected by Library Journal as a "Best Reference Source, 1998."