Hurricanes: A Reference Handbook (Google eBook)

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ABC-CLIO, 2006 - Nature - 412 pages
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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.

  

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Page 3 - A discussion of these refinements is beyond the scope of this book, and the reader is referred to the publications dealing with map projections and with geodesy in general.

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Fitzpatrick is assistant professor of meteorology at Jackson State University in Mississippi.

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