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Model: ST/GG0358
Authors: EMANUEL, KERRY
Publishers: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
Price: $3,120.00JMD
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This product was added to our catalog on Monday 12 September, 2011.
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ISBN: 0195149416
Author: Emanuel, kerry
Publisher: Oxford university press

Imagine standing at the center of a Roman coliseum that is 20 miles across, with walls that soar 10 miles into the sky, towering walls with cascades of ice crystals falling along its brilliantly white surface. That's what it's like to stand in the eye of a hurricane.
In Divine Wind, Kerry Emanuel, one of the world's leading authorities on hurricanes, gives us an engaging account of these awe-inspiring meteorological events, revealing how hurricanes and typhoons have literally altered human history, thwarting military incursions and changing the course of explorations. Offering an account of the physics of the tropical atmosphere, the author explains how such benign climates give rise to the most powerful storms in the world and tells what modern science has learned about them