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August 22, 2008

How to: Avoid Doomsday and Prepare for Earth Changes, Power Outages, Wars & Other Threats

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That's right - there doesn't have to be a doomsday on the horizon if you know how to prepare. This book is the definitive text on preparing for any disaster, be it man made of natural. No Such Thing as Doomsday covers water, food, heating, lighting, communications, power generation, fuel storage, emergency medical, underground shelters, nuclear threats, biological threats, disaster psychology, successfully working with groups, air filtration, radiological monitoring, E.M.P. protection, resource directory and much, much more. This is a big book; 8 1/2" X 11" and has 356 pictures, charts and illustrations. This is not a research book but a how to book based on experience. Our motto is some people worry others prepare.

At No Such Thing As Doomsday : How to Prepare for Earth Changes, Power Outages, Wars & Other Threats

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August 20, 2008

How to: Protect Yourself from a Hurricane

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Be prepared - that's our motto. And who else is better to help you do it than Bob Arnot. That's right - Bob Arnot from TV fame has an entire book and dvid set on how to protect you and your family from fires. floods. blizzards, hurricanes, and other natural disasters.

Dr. Bob Arnot, America's most trusted medical correspondent, and Mark Cohen, present Your Survival, a practical handbook that makes planning for a disaster so simple, easy, and inexpensive that there's no longer an excuse to put it off. Complete with checklists to help you stock an emergency food closet, vet your insurance policy, improve the chances your S.O.S. calls and emails will get through when no one else's can, and protect your home and your family against earthquakes, tornadoes, mudslides, terrorist attacks, bird flu, or any other crisis you might face.

In addition, the book includes:

  • A 90-minute DVD including storm footage and interviews with the nations foremost disaster experts
  • Gripping tales from survivors who know first-hand the most common mistakes people make
  • Additional resources online at www.yoursurvival.com such as signups for weather alerts, interactive checklists, and a virtual meeting place to find your loved ones after a disaster

At Your Survival: Protect Your Family and Your Home from Hurricanes, Tornadoes, Floods, Wildfires, Earthquakes and other Natural and Man-Made Disasters

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August 15, 2008

Twisters and Other Terrible Storms - Perfect for Kids

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This weather book is perfect for weather obsessed kids. What causes the earth’s weather? How do twisters form? What are the deadliest storms on earth? Find out the answers to these questions and more in Magic Tree House Research Guide: Twisters and Other Terrible Storms, Jack and Annie’s guide to nature’s wildest weather. Includes photographs, definitions, an index, information on twisters, hurricanes, blizzards, forecasting the weather, storm chasers, and much more!

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May 29, 2008

The Emergence of Numerical Weather Prediction: Richardson's Dream

51Q3VNSRAJL._SL160_.jpgLewis Fry Richardson dreamt that scientific weather prediction would one day become a practical reality. Before his ideas could bear fruit several advances were needed: better understanding of the dynamics of the atmosphere; stable computational algorithms to integrate the equations; regular observations of the free atmosphere; and powerful automatic computer equipment.

By 1950 advances in all these fronts were sufficient to permit the first computer forecast to be made. Over the ensuing fifty years progress in numerical weather prediction has been dramatic. Weather prediction and climate modelling have now reached a high level of sophistication.

This book tells the story of Richardson's trial forecast, and the fulfilment of his dream of practical numerical weather forecasting. It includes a complete reconstruction of Richardson's forecast, and analyses in detail the causes of his failure. This will appeal to everyone involved in numerical weather forecasting, from researchers and graduate students to professionals.

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May 28, 2008

The Weather Wizard's Cloud Book - Predict Weather by Reading the Clouds

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We've always wanted to be able to predict the weather with some accuracy by looking at the clouds. This book will teach you a simple method to do just that. Here's how it works:

  1. Figure out which way the wind is blowing.
  2. Look at the clouds overhead.
  3. Match the clouds you see with one of the full-color cloud photographs in "The Weather Wizard's Cloud Book," and the caption beneath the photograph will tell you what kind of weather to expect.

With amazing accuracy, this simple system can account for swiftly changing local weather developments more effectively than weather maps or official area forecasts, which are issued well in advance of weather conditions.

At The Weather Wizard's Cloud Book - Predict Weather by Reading the Clouds

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May 13, 2008

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

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We remember this book on food weather from our library when we were just a wee weather kid. If you can't enjoy a storm of meatballs - what can you enjoy? Life is delicious in the town of Chewandswallow where it rains soup and juice, snows mashed potatoes, and blows storms of hamburgers--until the weather takes a turn for the worse.

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April 23, 2008

The Weather Identification Handbook: The Ultimate Guide for Weather Watchers

We always like books that help us identify more types of weather and give us the details on how to tell what's really happening with the weather. This book helps you answer questions like: What does it mean when there is a corona around the moon? How do you tell the difference between stratocumulus and nimbostratus clouds? The Weather Identification Guide is an essential guide to the many different types of weather phenomena that may be observed, and also gives brief details of the weather that may be expected.

You'll learn about:

  • Cloud classification
  • How to identify different cloud types and how they relate to forthcoming weather
  • How clouds are formed
  • Optical phenomena
  • Precipitation
  • Wind
  • Severe weather
  • Weather systems
  • Satellite images and weather maps

It is also perfect for any parent whose child asks the proverbial question, "Why is the sky blue?"

At The Weather Identification Handbook: The Ultimate Guide for Weather Watchers

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April 16, 2008

How to Predict and Prepare for Garden Success in Any Kind of Weather

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Gardeners put up with it, complain about it, and even delight in it, but, asks author Sally Roth in The Gardener's Weather Bible, do we truly work with weather to make the most of whatever the day brings? No matter if the skies are glorious or gloomy, Roth educates gardeners to become more attuned to weather's dramatic impact on how our gardens grow. A spiffy distant relative of the Old Farmer's Almanac, The Gardener's Weather Bible is part weather primer, with information on air masses, storm forecasting, as well as the ever-elusive question of why the sky is blue, and part general garden guide.

At The Gardener's Weather Bible: How to Predict and Prepare for Garden Success in Any Kind of Weather

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April 15, 2008

The Enigma of Sunspots: A Story of Space Weather

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Space weather effects us in all kinds of ways. Sunspots, the strange and elusive dark shapes that periodically sweep across the Sun’s surface, have mystified people for centuries, and also effected our lives in countless ways. Given their elusive cyclical nature and the fact that it is both painful and dangerous to observe the Sun directly, it is little wonder that records of sunspots were almost nonexistent in Europe before the seventeenth century. Today such solar emissions are thought to coincide with major effects in global weather patterns. It may be that this powerful phenomena holds a key to our understanding of the nature of the Sun.

At The Enigma of Sunspots: A Story of Discovery and Scientific Revolution

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April 14, 2008

Cloud Physics: A Popular Introduction to Applied Meteorology

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With Spring upon us, perhaps we need to get a book that can provide us with all the insights we need for cloud formation, and the types of precipitation clouds can bring us. We found this well reviewed book - Cloud Physics: A Popular Introduction to Applied Meteorology. An expert and fascinating look at the subject of atmospheric phenomena. Ice crystals and the formation of rain and snow receive a detailed examination, as do the properties of hail. Also includes a review of the techniques for cloud modifications, and a look at the artificial stimulation of rainfall.

At Cloud Physics: A Popular Introduction to Applied Meteorology

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