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Skies of Fury : Weather Weirdness around the World - Patricia L Barnes-Svarney

Skies of Fury

Weather Weirdness around the World

Paperback Published: 3rd September 1999
ISBN: 9780684850009
Number Of Pages: 224

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"The skies aren't friendly anymore "

Sweltering heat waves. Bone-chilling blizzards. Ferocious winds. Mighty peculiar weather we've been having, isn't it? Well, scientists predict that climate trends are only going to get stranger in the future. And in "Skies of Fury, " top science writers Patricia Barnes-Svarney and Thomas E. Svarney take you around the world, bringing you face-to-face with the eye of the storm, explaining the full range of weird weather affecting us. Discover the reasons behind:

"* downdrafts, heat bursts, derechoes, and tornadoes

* monsoons, tropical storms, hurricanes, and rogue waves

* sandstorms, dust devils, wildfires, and polar ice deserts

* light pillars, diamond dust, and sun dogs

* mirages, UFOs, and green flashes

* torrential rainfall, ball lightning, and super showstorms

* flash flooding, hall, sea smoke, and smog"

And much, much more

Fully illustrated with photographs from key weather trackers, and packed with unusual factoids and records, "Skies of Fury" reveals the extremes to which Mother Nature can go in both her unparalleled beauty and her wanton destructiveness.

Preface
Familiar (and Unfamiliar) Weather Everywhere
Tricks of Light and Shadow
Weird Cloud Formations
Rainstorms, Snowstorms, and Thunderstorms
Weird Lightning Phenomena
Falling Winds
Spinning Winds and Tornadoes
Mountains and the Weather Above the Clouds
Dry Skies of the Desert
Ocean Weather from the Deep
Space Weather and Us
Epilogue
Index
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780684850009
ISBN-10: 0684850001
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 3rd September 1999
Publisher: TOUCHSTONE PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.41 x 13.92  x 1.47
Weight (kg): 0.31