Warnings : The True Story of How Science Tamed the Weather

ISBN-10: 1608320340
ISBN-13: 9781608320349
Edition: N/A
Authors: Michael Smith
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group
Publication date: 5/1/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 270
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Witness the most devastating storms of the last thirty years through the eyes of the visionaries who saw them coming. [[ An insider's perspective of the science and history of weather forecasting. For decades, the author has dedicated his life to saving lives by combining science, experience and instinct. The resulting narrative provides a fascinating window into the world of scientific investigation and its impact on all of us. [[ A gripping story-telling approach to major natural disasters. With the dramatic depth of Isaac's Storm, the author traces the Herculean effort to improve weather forecasting and advance warning systems. Warnings is narrative non-fiction at its heart-pounding best. [[ Fascinating biographical sketches of the most renowned meteorologists. The book depicts the personalities behind the breakthroughs, providing insights into the turbulent world of America's scientific establishment.

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introduction: Phantom Accidentsp. 1
The Ruskin Heights Tornadop. 11
No One Ever Knew It Was Comingp. 33
"Nice People, But Odd"p. 49
The Government Gets In Gearp. 67
The "Town That Died In Its Sleep"p. 71
The Paul Revere of Grandview Junior Highp. 89
The End of the Beginningp. 95
Storm Chasersp. 99
Tragedyp. 107
Fujitap. 115
The Day TV Weather Grew Upp. 123
St. Louis and the Holiday Weather Hotlinep. 133
The Microburst Mysteryp. 137
Delta 191: Why Weren't They Warnedp. 153
The Delta Trialp. 165
Weatherdatap. 179
America Gets Dopplerizedp. 187
Hurricane Andrewp. 201
Katrina: Part onep. 217
Katrina: Part Two-Inaction in Actionp. 229
Katrina: Part Three-Murder By Bureaucracyp. 245
Greensburg: Capstone of the Modern Warning Systemp. 257
Where There's Life, There's Hopep. 273
Epiloguep. 279
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