Why the Wind Blows
A History of Weather and Global Warming
By (author) Matthys Levy
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Why the Wind Blows by Matthys Levy
Book DescriptionIn easily understandable prose and through use of true stories of exploration, Why the Wind Blows looks at how these adventures were influenced by weather and man's ignorance of its consequences. The science of meteorology is gently interspersed throughout the text, so that understanding weather becomes an integral part of the stories. Concluding with the influence of modern civilization on the changing climate and its world-altering consequences, the author challenges the reader to take action now to alter the effects of global warming on future generations.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780942679311
(228mm x 155mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Upper Access Inc.,U.S.
Publisher: Upper Access Inc.,U.S.
Publish Date: 1-May-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Matthys Levy
Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Tsunamis, Paperback (February 2009)
Presents a scientific survey that provides a vivid exploration of natural phenomena. This title demonstrates how to build a seismograph to record a simulated earthquake, compare pressure waves and shear waves - the two types of ground shocks - with a Slinky, and replicate a tsunami's destructive effect on a 'coastline' built in a bathtub.
Why the Earth Quakes, Paperback (May 1997)
"At last an inviting book on earthquakes, written by scientists whose easily understandable prose takes us on a tour not only of seismology but also of modern building technologies, volcanoes, and that California constant, the magnificent rubbing and pushing of tectonic plates beneath us." -San Francisco Chronicle Book Review
Why Buildings Fall Down, Paperback (September 1994)» View all books by Matthys Levy
The authors examine buildings of all kinds, from ancient domes like Istanbul's Hagia Sophia to the state-of-the-art Hartford Civic Arena. Their subjects range from the man-caused destruction of the Parthenon to the earthquake damage of 1989 in Armenia and San Francisco.
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Author Biography - Matthys Levy
Matthys Levy is chairman-emeritus of Weidlinger Associates Structural Engineers. His previous books include the best-selling Why Buildings Fall Down and Why the Earth Quakes.
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