Further Reading

Books and Articles

Bryson, Reid A., and Thomas J. Murray. Climates of Hunger. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1977. Bryson and Murray provide a fascinating, nontechnical review of how climate has changed over time, and how climate change affects civilizations.

Charney, J. G., P. H. Stone, and W. J. Quirk. "Drought in the Sahara: A Biogeophysical Feedback Mechanism." Science 187 (1975): 435-436. This article discusses the factors that contribute to desertification.

Emanuel, Kerry A. "The Dependence of Hurricane Intensity on Climate." Nature 326 (1987): 483-485. The atmospheric scientist Emanuel addresses how climate change may lead to changes in the strength of hurricanes.

-. Divine Wind: The History and Science of Hurricanes. Oxford: Oxford

University Press, 2005. This well-illustrated book explains hurricane processes and the histories of several of these major tropical storms.

Fagan, Brian. The Little Ice Age: How Climate Made History, 1300-1850. New York: Basic Books, 2000. Fagan, an archaeologist, discusses the impact of these extremely cold years on European history.

Ladurie, Emmanuel Le Roy. Times of Feast, Times of Famine: A History of Climate since the Year 1000. New York: Doubleday, 1971. This fascinating description of past climate is based mostly on historical documents.

Ponte, Lowell. The Cooling. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1976. Written by a science journalist, this book raises the possibility that another ice age is imminent.

Rosenfeld, Jeff. "Satellites in the Sky." Weatherwise 33(1) (2000): 24-29. Rosenfeld gives a nontechnical account of the role of weather satellites in prediction.

Salinger, M. J., and J. M. Gunn. "Recent Climatic Warming around New Zealand." Nature 256 (July 31, 1975): 396-398. Salinger and Gunn examine warming near New Zealand at a time when the Northern Hemisphere was showing a cooling trend.

Schneider, Stephen H., with Lynne E. Mesirow. The Genesis Strategy: Climate and Global Survival. New York: Plenum, 1976. Addressing a general audience, the atmospheric scientist Schneider wrote this book to draw the public's attention to the possible impact of climate change on the global food supply.

Williams, Jack, and Bob Sheets. Hurricane Watch: Forecasting the Deadliest Storms on Earth. New York: Vintage, 2001. Bob Sheets, former director of the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida, and Jack Williams, formerly of USA Today, describe what it is like to predict the path and strength of these killer storms.

Winkless, Nels III, and Iben Browning. Climate and the Affairs of Men. New York: Harper's Magazine Press, 1975. This book explains the impact of climate changes on people around the world.

Web Sites

Hurricane Research Division. "Frequently Asked Questions." Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory. Available online. URL: http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/tcfaq/tcfaqHED.html. Accessed March 14, 2006. AOML is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. This Web site offers many interesting details about hurricanes and typhoons.

Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research. "The Study of Tree Rings." The Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, University of Arizona. Available online. URL: http://www.ltrr.arizona.edu/treerings.html. Accessed March 14, 2006. This Web site offers information on basic tree-ring analysis and the opportunity to practice gathering information from tree rings.

Office of Satellite Operations. "Geostationary Satellites." NOAA Satellite and Information Service. Available online. URL: http://www.oso.noaa. gov/goes/. Accessed March 14, 2006. A short discussion on geostationary satellites, with links to additional information about GOES and realtime images.

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