Marvelous Cornelius: Hurricane Katrina and the Spirit of New Orleans

$16.99 - $11.89

(as of Aug 17,2018 01:25:27 UTC – Details)

In New Orleans, there lived a man who saw the streets as his calling, and he swept them clean. He danced up one avenue and down another and everyone danced along. The old ladies whistled and whirled. The old men hooted and hollered. The barbers, bead twirlers, and beignet bakers bounded behind that one-man parade. But then came the rising Mississippi—and a storm greater than anyone had seen before. In this heartwarming book about a real garbage man, Phil Bildner and John Parra tell the inspiring story of a humble man and the heroic difference he made in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.Chronicle Books

Railroads and Weather: From Fogs to Floods and Heat to Hurricanes, the Impacts of Weather and Climate on American Railroading


(as of Aug 16,2018 23:52:56 UTC – Details)

This is the first book to cover the impacts of weather on this massive industry. With 120 photos, this book covers major storms of the last century, as well as the evolution of the industry’s planning and response strategies, and the equipment and technology they use to combat weather impacts. This book promises to be a favorite of meteorologists interested in weather impacts, as well as railroad and history buffs of all ages.

Railroads and Weather is a must-read for meteorologists wanting to understand the impact of their products on the rail community…as well as railroad operations personnel, and history buffs who just love trains.”

—Richard A. Wagoner, National Center for Atmospheric Research

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Hurricane Watch (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2)

$6.99 - $6.98

(as of Aug 16,2018 22:21:48 UTC – Details)

Winds whip. Waves crash. Rain pours down. A superstorm moves across the ocean and gets closer and closer to land. Hurricane watch!

In this nonfiction picture book, read and find out how hurricanes form, how scientists track the storms, and what you can do to keep yourself safe if one strikes.

With colorful illustrations from Taia Morley and engaging text from Melissa Stewart, Hurricane Watch is a look into a powerful natural disaster.

Perfect for budding meteorologists, and recognized as an Outstanding Science Trade Book by the National Science Teachers Association, Hurricane Watch is bursting with fascinating facts paired with engaging visuals and diagrams.

This picture book also includes a Find Out More section with an activity on air pressure, web research prompts, and a glossary of storm and weather vocabulary. Both text and artwork were vetted by Dr. William J. Brennan of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for accuracy.

This is a Level 2 Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out, which means the book explores more challenging concepts for children in the primary grades and correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts and Next Generation Science Standards.

The Science of Hurricanes: Understanding Weather Just for Kids!


(as of Aug 16,2018 20:42:17 UTC – Details)

Hurricanes are one of the most destructive natural disasters known to man–but what makes them tick? In this book (just for kids), you will learn about how hurricanes start, different types, and what the life cycle of a hurricane is. This easy to understand book will help you understand hurricanes in no time at all. KidCaps is an imprint of BookCaps; each month we are adding more history books (just for kids!) to our library. Stop by our website to learn more.

Natural Hazards: Earth’s Processes as Hazards, Disasters, and Catastrophes

$145.00 - $99.99

(as of Aug 16,2018 19:09:45 UTC – Details)

Natural Hazards: Earth Processes as Hazards, Disasters and Catastrophes, Fourth Edition, is an introductory-level survey intended for university and college courses that are concerned with earth processes that have direct, and often sudden and violent, impacts on human society. The text integrates principles of geology, hydrology, meteorology, climatology, oceanography, soil science, ecology and solar system astronomy. The book is designed for a course in natural hazards for non-science majors, and a primary goal of the text is to assist instructors in guiding students who may have little background in science to understand physical earth processes as natural hazards and their consequences to society.

Natural Hazards uses historical to recent examples of hazards and disasters to explore how and why they happen and what we can do to limit their effects. The text’s up-to-date coverage of recent disasters brings a fresh perspective to the material.

The Fourth Edition continues our new active learning approach that includes reinforcement of learning objective with a fully updated visual program and pedagogical tools that highlight fundamental concepts of the text. This program will provide an interactive and engaging learning experience for your students. Here’s how:

Provide a balanced approach to the study of natural hazards: Focus on the basic earth science of hazards as well as roles of human processes and effects on our planet in a broader, more balanced approach to the study of natural hazards.

Enhance understanding and comprehension of natural hazards: Newly revised stories and case studies give students a behind the scenes glimpse into how hazards are evaluated from a scientific and human perspective; the stories of real people who survive natural hazards, and the lives and research of professionals who have contributed significantly to the research of hazardous events.

Strong pedagogical tools reinforce the text’s core features: Chapter structure and design organizes the material into three major sections to help students learn, digest, and review learning objectives.

Prentice Hall

White Hurricane: A Great Lakes November Gale and America’s Deadliest Maritime Disaster

$12.95 - $12.75

(as of Aug 16,2018 17:27:15 UTC – Details)

“Brings history to life in a book as readable as any novel.” –Good Old Boat

On Friday, November 7, 1913, after four days of winds up to 90 miles an hour, whiteout blizzard conditions, and mountainous seas, 19 ships had been lost on the great-lakes, 238 sailors were dead, and Cleveland was confronting the worst natural disaster in its history.

David G. Brown combines narrative intensity with factual depth to re-create the “perfect storm” that struck America’s heartland. Brown has created a vast epic ranging over Lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron, and Erie and echoing down the decades.

ISBN13: 9780071435413
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Stormy Weather: Katrina and the Politics of Disposability (Radical Imagination Series)


(as of Aug 16,2018 14:25:08 UTC – Details)

“By far the single most important account and analysis of the Katrina catastrophe.” David L. Clark, McMaster University In his newest provocative book, prominent social critic Henry A. Giroux shows how the tragedy and suffering in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina signals a much larger crisis in the United States-one that threatens the very nature of individual freedom and inclusive democracy. This crisis extends far beyond matters of leadership, governance, or the Bush administration. It is a crisis that strikes at the very heart of democracy and must be understood within a broader set of antidemocratic forces that not only made the social disaster underlying Katrina possible, but also contribute to an emerging authoritarianism in the United States. Questions regarding who is going to die and who is going to live are driving a new form of authoritarianism in the United States. Within this form of “dirty democracy” a new and more insidious set of forces-embedded in our global economy-have largely given up on the sanctity of human life, rendering some groups as disposable and privileging others. Giroux offers up a vision of hope that creates the conditions for multiple collective and global struggles that refuse to use politics as an act of war and markets as the measure of democracy. Making human beings superfluous is the essence of totalitarianism, and democracy is the antidote in urgent need of being reclaimed. Katrina will keep the hope of such a struggle alive because for many of us the images of those floating bodies serve as a desperate reminder of what it means when justice, as the lifeblood of democracy, becomes cold and indifferent.

Hurricane Survival: Prepare For & Survive a Hurricane (Urban Survival Series)


(as of Aug 16,2018 12:53:16 UTC – Details)

Hurricanes, deadly and powerful tropical storms, can cause catastrophic damage to coastlines and adjacent inland areas. With winds topping 150 miles per hour, hurricanes produce storm surges and extensive damage from heavy rainfall. Based on international protocols, Hurricane Survival focuses on what people can do before, during and after a hurricane to protect themselves and their property. Also included in each guide are smartphone QR codes that link to the websites of various emergency services agencies. Laminated for durability, this portable guide is an ideal source of quick and accurate information. Made in the USA.

Florida Weather and Climate: More Than Just Sunshine

$34.95 - $33.99

(as of Aug 16,2018 11:19:59 UTC – Details)

Florida is home to two of the world’s major types of climate―tropical wet-dry and humid subtropical. It ranks among the top states for tornadoes and is more frequently affected by lightning and thunderstorms than any other state. Florida is vulnerable to fog, drought, and wildfires. And it is notorious for its most prominent natural event―the hurricane.

This book explores the conditions, forces, and processes behind Florida’s surprisingly varied and dynamic weather. The authors discuss Florida’s location, landscape, and population, as well as the position of the sun and the importance of evaporation and condensation. They explain the influence of atmospheric circulation patterns such as the Hadley Cell, the Coriolis force, and the Bermuda-Azores High. They also describe the qualities of cold, warm, stationary, and occluded fronts and how they generate precipitation and freezes. In addition to revealing why severe weather systems and phenomena like hail and lightning occur, the book also reviews the procedures in place to track and measure these events and warn citizens in danger. Major weather incidents from Florida’s history are narrated, including often overlooked accidents caused by smoke and fog. After showing how climate has changed in the past, the authors look ahead to what further climate change would mean for the future.

With many maps, helpful diagrams, and clear explanations, this book is an illuminating and accessible guide to Florida’s dramatic weather and climate.