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148 pp. 5 X 8. 57 b&w photographs, 4 tables, 23 maps, glossary, references, Internet addresses, index.

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Florida Hurricanes and Tropical StormsFlorida Hurricanes and Tropical Storms
by John M. Williams and Iver W. Duedall

A comprehensive chronological guide to hurricanes, tropical storms, and near-misses to impact Florida since 1871, this compact volume contains the widest possible range of statistics and information for the 181 tropical cyclones to reach Florida, 72 of them with hurricane force winds, 78 as tropical storms.

Accessible and easy to understand, Florida Hurricanes and Tropical Storms explains the terminology used by meteorologists, demonstrates the use of the Saffir/Simpson Scale, and explores the historical and geographical contexts of each hurricane and tropical storm. A glossary defines all technical terms. Additional features include statistics for each hurricane and tropical storm, first-person eyewitness accounts, one-of-a-kind photos, 10-year tracking charts, and a hurricane preparedness checklist. Readers will also gain a better understanding of evacuation procedures and of what to expect in terms of property damage. References and a list of Internet web sites point readers to additional sources of information.

With 40 percent of its residents living in coastal zones, Florida is a state uniquely threatened by hurricanes. A book as fascinating as it is useful, Florida Hurricanes and Tropical Storms is the definitive reference for the general public, amateur storm trackers, coastal homeowners, and anyone interested in Florida meteorology, written in a style accessible even to young students of Florida weather.

John M. Williams is a research affiliate for the Florida Institute of Technology and has served in the U.S. Army as a staff officer specializing in satellite and tropical meteorology at the National Hurricane Center in Coral Gables, Florida. Iver W. Duedall is professor of oceanography and environmental science at the Florida Institute of Technology.

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