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100 1  De Villiers, Marq.|0
245 10 Windswept :|bthe story of wind and weather /|cMarq de 
264  1 New York :|bWalker :|bDistributed to the trade by 
       Holtzbrinck Publishers,|c2006. 
300    viii, 344 pages :|billustrations, map ;|c22 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references (pages [333]-334) and 
505 0  Ch. 1. Wind's mystery and meaning -- Ch. 2. Wind's great 
       thunder -- Ch. 3. The search for understanding -- Ch. 4. 
       Wind's intricate patterns -- Ch. 5. The art of prediction 
       -- Ch. 6. The most famous gale -- Ch. 7. An ill wind -- 
       Ch. 8. The technology of wind -- App. 1. The composition 
       of the modern atmosphere -- App. 2. The Beaufort scale -- 
       App. 3. The Saffir-Simpson hurricane scale -- App. 4. 
       Hurricane strikes in the U.S. -- App. 5. Canadian tropical
       cyclone statistics -- App. 6. World's worst tropical 
       cyclones (hurricanes and typhoons, by year, with 
       casualties) -- App. 7. Wind speed variation within the 
       hurricane eyewall, by elevation -- App. 8. Worst winter 
       storms on record -- App. 9. The Fujita tornado scale -- 
       App. 10. Worst tornadoes in the twentieth century by year 
       -- App. 11. Wind force table -- App. 12. Canadian wind 
       chill index. 
520 1  "Windswept is the story of humankind's long struggle to 
       understand wind and weather - from the wind gods of 
       ancient times to early discoveries of the dynamics of air 
       movement to high-tech schemes to control hurricanes. Marq 
       de Villiers is equally adept at explaining the science of 
       wind as he is at presenting dramatic personal stories of 
       encounters with gales and storms. Running through his 
       narrative is the dramatic story of Hurricane Ivan, the 
       only storm on record to three times reach Category 5 
       status (sustaining winds greater than 155 miles per hour) 
       in its path of death and destruction from the Sahara to 
       North America, where it traveled from Texas to 
       Newfoundland." "We have made great strides in 
       understanding how wind affects weather, but much is left 
       to learn about how global warming and pollution may impact
       the winds themselves. The stakes are high because, as 
       Hurricane Katrina so vividly reminded us, anything that 
       affects the winds eventually affects human life."--BOOK 
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