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Main Title Florida hurricanes and tropical storms /
Author Williams, John M.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Duedall, Iver W.,
Doehring, FredFlorida hurricanes and tropical storms, 1871-1993.
Publisher University Press of Florida,
Year Published 1997
OCLC Number 35650942
ISBN 0813015154; 9780813015156
Subjects Hurricanes--Florida--History ; Hurrikan ; STORMS ; HISTORIES ; Hurricanes-Florida-History:--Florida- Hurricanes and tropical storms ; Orkan
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EKCM  QC945.W55 1997 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 12/12/2003
Collation xv, 146 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Revised edition of: Florida hurricanes and tropical storms, 1871-1993 : an historical survey / Fred Doehring. 1994. Includes bibliographical references (pages 63-64) and indexes.
Contents Notes
Historical discussion of Florida hurricanes: 1871-1900, 1901-1930, 1931-1960, 1961-1990 -- Four years and billions of dollars later: 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994 -- Allison to Roxanne, 1995 -- Hurricane season of 1996. "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." "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."--Jacket.