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1 DEMPSEY, MICHAEL W. (EDITOR-IN-CHIEF). The World Of Weather & Climate.
Young Readers Press, New York: 1971. Reprint Edition. Young Readers Press Reference Library Books Series. s Softcover. Good condition. 
An introduction to the study of weather and climate, their effects on man's life, and the techniques of weather forecasting. Over 80 full-color pictures. Includes an Index. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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2 FISCHBECK, DR. GEORGE WITH ROACH, RANDY. Dr. George: My Life In Weather.
University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque: 2014. s For twenty-three years, George Fischbeck was a schoolteacher in Albuquerque, and for the last thirteen of those years taught science on a public television station that was beamed all over New Mexico. He also served as a weatherman on Albuquerque's top-rated TV newscast where he was so popular that the general manager of a competing station sent tapes of his weather forecasts to all the top ABC Network stations nationwide in hope that one would hire George and get him out of New Mexico. When KABC-TV in Los Angeles responded, it was the start of a love affair between Dr. George and the City of Angels that continues to this day. Not only has Fischbeck had a long career as an awardwinning journalist and educator, he has also helped raise millions of dollars for a variety of charitable causes. His story is all here, and the best part is what the fewest people know: the heartwarming memories of a family man. A recipient of both the Governors Award from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Radio and Television News Association of Southern California, George Fischbeck has served as a science educator and television meteorologist for more than fifty years. Journalist Randy Roach worked for KABC-TV in Los Angeles for thirty-five years. He has won five Emmy Awards and three Golden Mike Awards for his producing and writing. "Dr. George's place in television news broadcasting is unprecedented. When Dr. George's reports came along, it was out with the old and in with the new. He established the vital link for the viewer that weather was a science. And he engaged us with his professorial instincts. Dr. George has laid much of the groundwork of what our best TV meteorologists exemplify today." -- Stan Chambers, KTLA News, Los Angeles "As a young student in New Mexico, I watched Dr. George on TV, and as a TV news anchor in Los Angeles, I watched him become a TV icon. From teacher to TV star, Dr. George's story is one incredible life lesson of how to truly make a difference in the world." -- Carla Aragón, author and former news anchor, KNBC-TV and KOB-TV "Dr. George is the eternal teacher, philosopher, and friend. Here he continues his lifelong passion, teaching. His book continues those lessons not only about science and weather, but about love, life, and living each day." -- Heidi Bundy Brown, Santa Fe Productions 6 x 9 in. 256 pages 77 halftones 
For twenty-three years, George Fischbeck was a schoolteacher in Albuquerque, and for the last thirteen of those years taught science on a public television station that was beamed all over New Mexico. He also served as a weatherman on Albuquerque's top-rated TV newscast where he was so popular that the general manager of a competing station sent tapes of his weather forecasts to all the top ABC Network stations nationwide in hope that one would hire George and get him out of New Mexico. When KABC-TV in Los Angeles responded, it was the start of a love affair between Dr. George and the City of Angels that continues to this day. Not only has Fischbeck had a long career as an awardwinning journalist and educator, he has also helped raise millions of dollars for a variety of charitable causes. His story is all here, and the best part is what the fewest people know: the heartwarming memories of a family man. A recipient of both the Governors Award from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Radio and Television News Association of Southern California, George Fischbeck has served as a science educator and television meteorologist for more than fifty years. Journalist Randy Roach worked for KABC-TV in Los Angeles for thirty-five years. He has won five Emmy Awards and three Golden Mike Awards for his producing and writing. "Dr. George's place in television news broadcasting is unprecedented. When Dr. George's reports came along, it was out with the old and in with the new. He established the vital link for the viewer that weather was a science. And he engaged us with his professorial instincts. Dr. George has laid much of the groundwork of what our best TV meteorologists exemplify today." -- Stan Chambers, KTLA News, Los Angeles "As a young student in New Mexico, I watched Dr. George on TV, and as a TV news anchor in Los Angeles, I watched him become a TV icon. From teacher to TV star, Dr. George's story is one incredible life lesson of how to truly make a difference in the world." -- Carla Aragón, author and former news anchor, KNBC-TV and KOB-TV "Dr. George is the eternal teacher, philosopher, and friend. Here he continues his lifelong passion, teaching. His book continues those lessons not only about science and weather, but about love, life, and living each day." -- Heidi Bundy Brown, Santa Fe Productions 
Price: 23.70 USD
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3 FLANNERY, TIM. The Weather Makers: How Man Is Changing The Climate And What It Means For Life On Earth.
Atlantic Monthly Press, New York: 2006. 0871139359 / 9780871139351 First American Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
Both an urgent warning and a call to arms, outlining the history of climate change, how it will unfold over the new century, and what we can do to prevent a cataclysmic future. Pulling on his expertise as a scientist to discuss climate change from a historical perspective, Flannery also explains how it is interconnected across the planet. "At last, here is a clear and readable account of one of the most controversial issues facing everyone in the world today." - Jared Diamond. 
Price: 6.03 USD
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4 KEIM, BARRY D. & MULLER, ROBERT A. Hurricanes Of The Gulf Of Mexico.
Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge and London: 2009. First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
"The storm has entered the Gulf." For those who live or travel near the Gulf of Mexico, this ominous announcement commands attention, especially given the frequency and force of hurricane strikes in recent years. Since 2004, the shores around the Gulf of Mexico have been in the crosshairs for an increasing number of hurricanes and tropical storms, including Charley and Wilma in southwestern Florida and Ivan, Dennis, Katrina, Rita, Gustav, and Ike along the northern Gulf coast from Panama City to near Galveston. In this definitive guide, climatologists Barry D. Keim and Robert A. Muller examine the big picture of Gulf hurricanes—from the 1800s to the present and from Key West, Florida, to Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula — providing an extraordinary compilation and interpretation of the entire region's hurricane and tropical storm history. Drawing from their own research and from National Hurricane Center records, Keim and Muller examine numerous individual Gulf storms, considering each hurricane's origin, oceanic and atmospheric influences, seasonality, track, intensity, size, point of landfall, storm surge, and impact on life, property, and the environment. They describe the unique features of the Gulf that influence the development of hurricanes, such as the loop current and its eddies, and identify areas of the coastline that are more or less vulnerable because of physical environment, socioeconomic environment, or both. They point out that the increase in population along the Gulf Coast over the past century has led to a rise in hurricane damage as once sparse coastlines are now lined with residents, commerce, and industry. In addition, they assess predicted hurricane activity for coming years in light of competing climate theories as well as cyclical patterns over the past century. Keim and Muller begin their book by scrutinizing the Gulf's deadliest storm, the Galveston Hurricane of 1900, whose victims received little to no warning of its approach. They then retrace 2005's Hurricane Katrina, the most costly storm, using NHC advisories and reports. Their comparison of these two catastrophic events shows that despite 105 years of tremendous technological advances, hurricanes remain ultimately rather unpredictable and human warning, readiness, and response measures continue to be imperfect. Keim and Muller also detail other memorable Gulf storms—the Labor Day Hurricane of 1935, Audrey, Betsy, Camille, Gilbert, Andrew, Wilma, and more—and give the hurricane strike records from 1901 to 2005 at thirty locations around the Gulf. They extend the New Orleans hurricane strike record back to the middle of the nineteenth century, providing key insight into comparisons of storm activities during the two centuries. An epilogue summarizes the destructive 2008 hurricane season, including storms Dolly, Gustav, and Ike. Plentiful maps, charts, tables, graphs, and photos, along with anecdotal observations and an informative text, make Hurricanes of the Gulf of Mexico a captivating and useful volume for Gulf residents, storm trackers, or anyone fascinated by the weather. A native of Chalmette, Louisiana, Barry D. Keim remembers the lasting impression Hurricane Camille made on him as a boy in 1969. In 2005, Hurricane Katrina destroyed his childhood home. He is Louisiana State Climatologist, a professor of geography at Louisiana State University, and coauthor of New England Weather, New England Climate and Rainfall Frequency/Magnitude Atlas for the South-Central United States. He lives in Baton Rouge. A native of northern New Jersey, Robert A. Muller experienced the Great New England Hurricane of 1938. He is a professor emeritus of geography at Louisiana State University, former Louisiana State Climatologist, past director of the NOAA Southern Regional Climate Center at LSU, and the coauthor of Essentials of Physical Geography Today and Physical Geography Today: A Portrait of a Planet. He lives in Baton Rouge. 
Price: 28.45 USD
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5 KIMBLE, GEORGE; BUSH, RAYMOND. The Weather.
Penguin Books, New York: 1944. Second printing. s Softcover. Reading copy. Front cover is creased. 
Not only gives a thorough insight into how the professional weather forecaster works, it also tells how the ordinary person can read the weather signs and become a fairly accurate forecaster himself. 
Price: 1.05 USD
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6 LEHR, PAUL E., BURNETT, R. WILL & ZIM, HERBERT S. Weather: Air Masses - Clouds - Rainfall - Storms - Weather Maps - Climate.
Golden Press, New York: 1961. s Softcover. Fair condition. 
A guide to phenomena and forecasts. 301 illustrations in full color. Contains concise, double-checked information which makes identification and understanding the subject easy and enjoyable. Includes an Index. 
Price: 3.36 USD
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7 MERGEN, BERNARD. Snow In America.
Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington: 1997. 1560987804 / 9781560987802 First Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
In this first cultural history of snow, Bernard Mergen explores our ambivalent relatrionship with nature's crystalline gift. Drawing from works of art, poetry, literature, film, history, and public policy, the author demonstrates how Americans have loved, hated, measured, depicted, and frolicked in snow for over three hundred years, attaching to it a host of shifting meanings and metaphors. Includes an Index. 
Price: 14.92 USD
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8 MERGEN, BERNARD. Weather Matters: An American Cultural History Since 1900.
University Press of Kansas, Lawrence: . h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Everybody talks about it—and why not? From tornadoes in the Heartland to hurricanes in the Gulf, blizzards in the Midwest to droughts across the South, weather matters to Americans and makes a difference in their daily lives. Bernard Mergen's captivating and kaleidoscopic new book illuminates our inevitable obsession with weather—as both physical reality and evocative metaphor—in all of its myriad forms, focusing on the ways in which it is perceived, feared, embraced, managed, and even marketed. From the roaring winds atop Mount Washington to the reflective calm of the poet's lair, he takes a long-overdue look at public response to weather in art, literature, and the media. In the process, he reveals the cross-pollination of ideas and perceptions about weather across many fields, including science, government, education, and consumer culture. Rich in detail and anecdote, Weather Matters is filled with eccentric characters, quirky facts, and vividly drawn events. Mergen elaborates on the curious question of the "butterfly effect," tracing the notion to a 1918 suggestion that a grasshopper in Idaho could cause a devastating storm in New York City. He chronicles the history of the U.S. Weather Bureau and the American Meteorological Society and their struggles for credibility, as well as the rise of private meteorology and weather modification—including the military's flirtation with manipulating weather as a weapon. And he recounts an eight-day trip with storm chasers, a gripping tale of weather at its fiercest that shows scientists putting their lives at stake in the pursuit of data. Ultimately, Mergen contends that the popularity of weather as a topic of conversation can be found in its quasi-religious power: the way it illuminates the paradoxes of order and disorder in daily life—a way of understanding the roles of chance, scientific law, and free will that makes our experience of weather uniquely American. Brimming with new insights into familiar experiences, Weather Matters makes phenomena like Hurricane Katrina and global warming at once more understandable and more troubling—examples of our inability to really control the environment—as it gives us a new way of looking at our everyday world. 
Price: 33.20 USD
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9 SCHNEIDER, HERMAN. Everyday Weather And How It Works.
McGraw-Hill Book Company, New York: 1951. Third Printing. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Very good reading copy. Library discard. 

Price: 475.00 USD
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10 WATTS, ALAN. Instant Weather Forecasting.
Dodd, Mead & Company, New York: 1968. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Fair condition. Dustjacket has slight scratches. 
Here's a revolutionary book with twenty-four color cloud pictures which is a basic guide to forecasting the weather hours ahead and provides information on what likely weather trends will be. 
Price: 12.11 USD
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