By Michael Allaby
This up-to-date and revised quantity within the risky climate sequence explores many elements of climate in addition to the technology of climate. prepared and written in an easy-to-follow kind, writer Michael Allaby solutions an important questions scholars and non-specialists have approximately climate and he presents a common evaluation of the present details that shapes the best way climate is known and studied. positive aspects contain dialogue of ways the climates of the area have replaced over the centuries; a 5,000-year chronology of risky climate, from c. 3,200 BCE to the current; a chronology of discoveries directory vital advancements within the realizing of climate, biographies of famous climate scientists, and advances in forecasting from c. 340 BCE to the current; easy-to-perform experiments (which require no precise apparatus) that discover numerous facets of climate and climate technology; climate category and size scales, together with the Beaufort Scale of Wind energy, Saffir/Simpson typhoon Scale, and the Fujita twister depth Scale; and a word list of phrases and ideas used through the publication and sequence.
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The Chuntayaco River, in western Peru, burst its banks along a 60-mile (96-km) stretch on January 23 and 24, carrying away 17 villages. At least 600 people died, and 2,000 were missing. • Floods in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, in March caused widespread damage to crops. About 50 families were missing, presumed drowned. • Typhoons Mamie and Nelson struck the Philippines in March, killing at least 90 people and leaving 17,000 homeless. • Heavy rain caused floods and landslides in Cuzco Province, Peru, in April.
Flooding and landslides caused by heavy rain in and around Seoul, South Korea, in July killed at least 200 people, injured more than 480, and left 80,000 homeless. • Overnight rain caused flooding in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, on July 20. About 70 people died, 30 were missing, and damage was estimated at $200 million. • Typhoon Thelma, category 4, with winds up to 120 MPH (193 km/h), struck Kao-hsiung, Taiwan, on July 25, killing 31 people and destroying nearly 20,000 homes. • A typhoon struck Taipei, Taoyuan, and Nan-tou, Taiwan, on July 31, killing at least 38 people.
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