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By Angus M. Gunn

ISBN-10: 0313355681

ISBN-13: 9780313355684

This finished reference explains in transparent phrases what we all know approximately climate, from the standard to the intense. A scholar advisor to weather and climate introduces scholars and different readers to the dynamic paintings of meteorologists and climatologists, particularly their efforts to mitigate the influence of climate occasions and weather switch on humans and the environment.The 5 separate volumes of A scholar consultant to weather and climate concentrate on climate extremes; air plenty and climate styles; cyclones, hurricanes, and tornadoes; weather swap; and the Earth and the solar. each one quantity combines a wealth of medical facts, dramatic ancient occasions, and the most recent principles and techniques from the worlds of meteorology and climatology. What did we research from the airborne dirt and dust Bowl? What are the implications of Arctic melting? How can we shield towns close to oceans from emerging sea degrees? those and different an important questions are explored during this cornerstone reference.

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Before the end of the day and long before anyone could put corrective measure in place, 89 dikes had been broken through. They quickly found themselves isolated, shut inside their homes. Many homes collapsed. A few people managed to hold on to floating debris until they were rescued. Most were drowned. Where homes remained in place, people climbed onto the roofs, hoping that they could stay above the final water level. All telephone and radio communications were cut off. There were individual rescue operations taking place.

The people of Holland had been warned of the poor condition of many of the dikes in reports dating back to 1928 and 1934, but little action had been taken, not because of indifference or unwillingness to do what was needed, but rather because of the aftermath of World War Two. Holland had suffered from two factors during the war, the exploitation of the country under years of occupation by Germany and the destruction of much of their levees by Allied bombers in their attacks against Germany. After the 1953 flood, just as the people of New Orleans discovered, they realized that it would have been far less costly to rebuild the levees before the disaster than face the enormous costs they incurred afterward.

He planned to land on the west side of the island of Kyushu, but some time before reaching that place his fleet was struck by a strong typhoon. Many of the ships in his fleet were not able to withstand the winds, and they sank. To the Japanese of the time the typhoon was a divine wind sent to save Japan and so the word “kamikaze,” meaning divine wind, was added to the Japanese language. In 1981, seven hundred years after the failed invasion, Japanese scholars uncovered parts of 70 ships from Kublai Khan’s fleet that were submerged off the south coast of Japan, embedded in mud about six feet below the seabed.

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