|Air and Space: The National Air and Space Museum Story of Flight
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Author: Andrew Chaikin
This is a history of flight as seen through the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum and its collections. The museum attracts over eight million visitors a year and features a vast collection of flight- and space-related material from all over the world, focusing mainly on US aeronautics and space exploration.
|Tornadoes: The Science Behind Terrible Twisters (Science Behind Natural Disasters)
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Author: Alvin Silverstein
About 1,000 tornadoes touch down in the United States every year. Severe weather scientists are studying these types of deadly storms to discover how more lives can be saved. TORNADOES: THE SCIENCE BEHIND TERRIBLE TWISTERS explains how tornadoes develop, describes the technology that help predict and track the storms, follows daring storm chasers and provides safety tips for surviving a terrible twister.
|Origin and Evolution of Earth: Principles of Historical Geology
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Author: Kent Condie
Appropriate for one-semester courses in historical geology. This text assumes basic prerequisite coursework in physical geology.This exceptionally readable text gives students an in-depth and accurate picture of the complexities of Earth's history and life. The history of Earth is considered not only from the conventional surface approach but also from the perspective of Earth and its role as a member of the solar system. Plate tectonics is placed at a central position in the discussion of Earth's history.
|Weather and Climate: Decade by Decade (Twentieth-Century Science)
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Author: Kristine C., Ph.D. Harper
Looks at the history of meteology and climatology throughout the twentieth-century...Title: .Weather and Climate..Author: .Harper, Kristine C., Ph.D...Publisher: .Facts on File..Publication Date: .2007/04/01..Number of Pages: .272..Binding Type: .HARDCOVER..Library of Congress: .2006012549
|Economic Value of Weather and Climate Forecasts
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Weather and climate extremes can significantly impact the economics of a region. This book examines how weather and climate forecasts can be used to mitigate the impact of the weather on the economy. Interdisciplinary in scope, it explores the meteorological, economic, psychological, and statistical aspects of weather prediction. Chapters by area specialists provide a comprehensive view of this timely topic. They encompass forecasts over a wide range of temporal scales, from weather over the next few hours to the climate months or seasons ahead, and address the impact of these forecasts on human behavior. Economic Value of Weather and Climate Forecasts seeks to determine the economic benefits of existing weather forecasting systems and the incremental benefits of improving these systems, and will be an interesting and essential text for economists, statisticians, and meteorologists.
|On Shaky Ground: The New Madrid Earthquakes of 1811-1812 (MISSOURI HERITAGE READERS)
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Author: Norma Hayes Bagnall
Although most Americans associate earthquakes with California, the tremors that shook the Mississippi valley in southeast Missouri from December 16, 1811, through February 7, 1812, are among the most violent quakes to hit the North American continent in recorded history. Collectively known as the New Madrid earthquakes, these quakes affected more than 1 million square miles. By comparison, the 1906 San Francisco earthquake affected only 60,000 square miles, less than one-sixteenth the area of the New Madrid earthquakes.
Scientists believe that each of the three greatest tremors would have measured more than 8.0 on the Richter scale, had that measuring device been in place in 1811. Vibrations were felt from the Rocky Mountains to the Atlantic coast and from Mexico to Canada. The quake zone was in constant movement during this period. Five towns in three states disappeared, islands vanished in the Mississippi River, lakes formed where there had been none before, and the river flowed backward for a brief period.
Providing eyewitness accounts from people both on the land and on the river, Bagnall captures the fears of the residents through their tales about the smells and dark vapors that filled the air, the cries of the people, the bawling of animals, and the constant roar of the river and its collapsing banks. On Shaky Ground also traces the history of the founding of New Madrid and considers the impact of the earthquakes on population and land in southeast Missouri. Predictions for future earthquakes along the New Madrid fault, as well as instructions on preparing for and surviving a quake, are also included.
Informative, clearly written, and well illustrated, On Shaky Ground will be of interest to all general readers, especially those interested in earthquakes or Missouri history.
|Weather & Climate: Elements of Weather, Meteorology, Weather Instruments, Classification of Climates, Man's Effect on Weather: Step-by-step Science Series, Grades 4-6: Cd-7279 (CD7279, 044222116880)
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Author: Toni Albert
|Air Pollution Control Engineering
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Author: Noel de Nevers
This text covers the whole air pollution field, from an engineering perspective. The principal topics are control devices and their theory. The book uses many more examples than other texts to help the student see the magnitudes of important quantities and to show and practice the practical application of theoretical treatments presented. The other half is devoted to topics that form some of the background for the selection of such devices, i.e., air pollution effects, the structure of U.S. air pollution law, atmospheric models, etc.
|Weather (Science Series Grades 4,5,6)
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Author: Nancy Moore
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|Cloudy Days (Benchmark Rebus)
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Author: Trudi Strain Trueit