Divine Wind The History and Science of Hurricanes

ISBN-10: 0195149416

ISBN-13: 9780195149418

Edition: 2005

Authors: Kerry A. Emanuel

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Imagine standing at the center of a Roman coliseum that is 20 miles across, with walls that soar 10 miles into the sky, towering walls with cascades of ice crystals falling along its brilliantly white surface. That's what it's like to stand in the eye of a hurricane. In Divine Wind, Kerry Emanuel, one of the world's leading authorities on hurricanes, gives us an engaging account of these awe-inspiring meteorological events, revealing how hurricanes and typhoons have literally altered human history, thwarting military incursions and changing the course of explorations. Offering an account of the physics of the tropical atmosphere, the author explains how such benign climates give rise to the most powerful storms in the world and tells what modern science has learned about them. Interwoven with this scientific account are descriptions of some of the most important hurricanes in history and relevant works of art and literature. For instance, he describes the 17th-century hurricane that likely inspired Shakespeare's The Tempest and that led to the British colonization of Bermuda. We also read about the Galveston Hurricane of 1900, by far the worst natural calamity in U.S. history, with a death toll between 8,000 and 12,000 that exceeded the San Francisco earthquake, the Johnstown Flood, and the Okeechobee Hurricane combined. Boasting more than one hundred color illustrations, from ultra-modern Doppler imagery to classic paintings by Winslow Homer, Divine Wind captures the profound effects that hurricanes have had on humanity. Its fascinating blend of history, science, and art will appeal to weather junkies, science buffs, and everyone who read Isaac's Storm.
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Book details

List price: $55.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/1/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 296
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.750
Language: English

List of Illustrated Passages
Preface
Kamikaze
Anatomy of a Meteorological Monster
Huracan
The Tropical Hothouse
Columbus's Hurricane
The Tropical Downpour
France Gives Up La Floride, 1565
The Trade Winds
The Tempest
Nature's Steam Engine
The Hurricanes of 1780
Hurricane Intensity
Galveston, 1900
Genesis
Miami, 1926
Death and Transfiguration
Their Eyes Were Watching God: San Felipe and the Okeechobee Disaster of 1928
Taking Aim: How Hurricanes Move
The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935
The Storm Surge
The Great New England Hurricane of 1938
Waves
Bull Halsey's Typhoons
Rain
The Hunters
Hurricane Camille
Into the Maelstrom: A Photo Essay
The Great East Pakistan Cyclone of November 1970
Forecasting Hurricanes
Cyclone Tracy
Hurricane Andrew, 1992
Hurricanes and Climate
Epilogue
Notable Tropical Cyclones
Hurricane Records
Vortex on a Chip
Sources and Further Reading
Credits
Index
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