1st Edition


ISBN 9780415172394
Published February 23, 2000 by Routledge
960 Pages

USD $850.00

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Book Description

This book shows how societies around the world have sought to reduce their vulnerability to storms through different levels of planning and legislation. It also examines how these societal responses to storm impacts can serve to exacerbate vulnerability.
Storms brings together leading international contributors to explore these issues, through a collection of papers arranged into sections devoted to Storm Science and
* Vulnerability
* Tropical Cyclones
* Extratropical Cyclones,
* Mesocale Convective Systems and Other Storms.
Detailed accounts of storms and their implications include incidents in USA, Canada, Cuba, Australia, India, Russia, Vietnam, Brazil and Mexico.
This is a definitive collection of both newly-written and previously-published material which provides a broad-reaching and thought-provoking account of storms and their environmental and societal impact.

Table of Contents

This work covers: Storm Science and Societal Vulnerability; Tropical Cyclones; Extratropical Cyclones; Mesocale Convective Systems; Other Storms such as South Asian Monsoons and Polar Lows

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'the two volumes of Storms present an up-to-date collection of information available nowhere else without a vast amount of research through the world of scientific and technical literature.' - Peter Rogers, Asian Disaster Management News

'The present volumes are printed on paper of high quality, the type is clear, the diagrams and photographs well presented.....The editors indeed deserve our congratulations' - Peter Rogers, Asian Disaster Management News

'...will become a work of reference for many years to come' - Journal of Meteorology