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Lightning Strikes : Staying Safe Under Stormy Skies - Jeff Renner

Lightning Strikes

Staying Safe Under Stormy Skies

Paperback Published: 15th May 2002
ISBN: 9780898867886
Number Of Pages: 160

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Lightning kills more people in North America than tornadoes, hurricanes, or floods. Hikers, campers, and golfers will learn to stay safe when lightning strikesPractical safety strategies for everyone who recreates or works outdoorsA quick, highly-informative read with interesting anecdotes, myths, and lore about lightningWritten by award-winning author and meteorologist Jeff RennerDiscover the risks of thunder, thunderstorm winds, lightning, and flashfloods. Lightning Strikes reviews how thunderstorms form, explains the different types of storms, and provides a guide for staying safe using the four As (Anticipate, Assess, Act, and Aid). Interwoven throughout the text are thought-provoking questions to help readers assess dangerous situations and form strategies to make sound decisions.Lightning Strikes livens its safety advice with often-humorous lore dating back to ancient Greece. This useful how-to book will appeal to anyone who spends time outdoors - hikers, climbers, golfers, construction workers - and has felt threatened by lightning.

Acknowledgmentsp. 9
Prefacep. 13
A Note About Safetyp. 14
When Lightning Strikesp. 15
Ancient Gift, Ancient Fearp. 25
Thunderstorms 101p. 39
A Rogue's Gallery of Thunderstormsp. 53
Strategies for Thunderstorm Safety and Survivalp. 75
The Invisible Threat of Thunderstorm Windsp. 95
Thunderstorms and Flash Floodsp. 117
From Sky Fire to Wildfirep. 127
Thunderstorms: The Ageless Challengep. 139
Appendixp. 143
Bibliographyp. 154
Indexp. 156
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ISBN: 9780898867886
ISBN-10: 0898867886
Series: Mountaineers Bks.
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 15th May 2002
Publisher: Mountaineers Books
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 13.34  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.2