Warnings : The True Story of How Science Tamed the Weather
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Description: 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.
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Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group
Publication date: 5/1/2010
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
|Introduction: Phantom Accidents||p. 1|
|The Ruskin Heights Tornado||p. 11|
|No One Ever Knew It Was Coming||p. 33|
|"Nice People, But Odd"||p. 49|
|The Government Gets In Gear||p. 67|
|The "Town That Died In Its Sleep"||p. 71|
|The Paul Revere of Grandview Junior High||p. 89|
|The End of the Beginning||p. 95|
|Storm Chasers||p. 99|
|The Day TV Weather Grew Up||p. 123|
|St. Louis and the Holiday Weather Hotline||p. 133|
|The Microburst Mystery||p. 137|
|Delta 191: Why Weren't They Warned||p. 153|
|The Delta Trial||p. 165|
|America Gets Dopplerized||p. 187|
|Hurricane Andrew||p. 201|
|Katrina: Part one||p. 217|
|Katrina: Part Two-Inaction in Action||p. 229|
|Katrina: Part Three-Murder By Bureaucracy||p. 245|
|Greensburg: Capstone of the Modern Warning System||p. 257|
|Where There's Life, There's Hope||p. 273|
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