Warnings : The True Story of How Science Tamed the Weather

Warnings : The True Story of How Science Tamed the Weather

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 286 p.
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9781608320349
  • DDC分類 551

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Experience the most devastating storms of the last fifty years through the eyes of the scientific visionaries who took them on and tamed them. For decades, the author, a pioneering meteorologist, has dedicated himself to saving lives by combining science, experience, and instinct. The struggle to understand nature's fury provides fascinating insights into the natural forces that shape our world, and the turbulent politics that influence our scientific establishment. Tracing the Herculean effort to improve weather forecasting and advanced warning systems, the author draws fascinating biographical sketches of the scientists behind the breakthroughs, such as Dr Theodore Fujita, creator of the Fujita Scale for tornado measurement. With its gripping story-telling approach to major natural disasters, "Warnings" is narrative non-fiction at its heart-pounding best.NER(01): GB IE

Table of Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS                                    XI
INTRODUCTION: PHANTOM ACCIDENTS 1
CHAPTER 1 THE RUSKIN HEIGHTS TORNADO 11
CHAPTER 2 NO ONE EVER KNEW IT WAS COMING 33
CHAPTER 3 "NICE PEOPLE, BUT ODD" 49
CHAPTER 4 THE GOVERNMENT GETS IN GEAR 67
CHAPTER 5 THE "TOWN THAT DIED IN ITS SLEEP" 71
CHAPTER 6 THE PAUL REVERE OF GRANDVIEW JUNIOR 89
HIGH
CHAPTER 7 THE END OF THE BEGINNING 95
CHAPTER 8 STORM CHASERS 99
CHAPTER 9 TRAGEDY 107
CHAPTER 10 FUJITA 115
CHAPTER 11 THE DAY TV WEATHER GREW UP 123
CHAPTER 12 ST. LOUIS AND THE HOLIDAY WEATHER 133
HOTLINE
CHAPTER 13 THE MICROBURST MYSTERY 137
CHAPTER 14 DELTA 191: WHY WEREN'T THEY WARNED? 153
CHAPTER 15 THE DELTA TRIAL 165
CHAPTER 16 WEATHERDATA 179
CHAPTER 17 AMERICA GETS DOPPLERIZED 187
CHAPTER 18 HURRICANE ANDREW 201
CHAPTER 19 KATRINA: PART ONE 217
CHAPTER 20 KATRINA: PART TWO-INACTION IN ACTION 229
CHAPTER 21 KATRINA: PART THREE-MURDER BY 245
BUREAUCRACY
CHAPTER 22 GREENSBURG: CAPSTONE OF THE MODERN 257
WARNING SYSTEM
CHAPTER 23 WHERE THERE'S LIFE, THERE'S HOPE 273
EPILOGUE 279