ISBN 9780393326581,Extreme Weather A Guide & Record Book

Extreme Weather A Guide & Record Book



W. W. Norton & Company

Publication Year 2004

ISBN 9780393326581

ISBN-10 0393326586


Number of Pages 304 Pages
Language (English)

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THERE ARE FEW THRILLS as exciting as weather at its worst. We often hear on the news that the day was the hottest, coldest, wettest, or snowiest on record. Is the climate really becoming more extreme as a result of global warming? The facts are in this book. Extensively illustrated with color photographs of some of the most extreme weather ever captured on camera, dozens of color maps, and tables of weather records for over three hundred U.S. cities, this book is both an entertainment and an indispensable reference. Also included are historical examples of some of the more bizarre weather events observed: heat bursts, electrified dust storms, snow rollers, pink snowstorms, luminous tornadoes, falls of fish and toads, ball lightning, super bolts, and other strange meteorological events. Here's the must-have book for Weather Channel and "Guinness Book of World Records fans.