The Weather Outside Is Frightful

The Weather Outside Is Frightful

The Illustrated History of New England's Apocalyptic Blizzards, Ice Storms, Freezes, Gales, Microbursts, Nor'easters, Floods, Droughts, Heat Waves, An

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With hundreds of dramatic color and black-and-white photos, Conway and Vieira highlight the top 60 weather disasters in New England's last 200 years. From the Great September Gale of 1815 and The Year Without a Summer (1816) to Hurricane Sandy (2012) and the Nemo blizzard (2013), this rogue's gallery of cataclysmic weather will leave you wondering how New England has managed to survive. Well-chosen human-interest stories give these disasters human dimension, and a final chapter plumbs the science of climate change to tell us what New England's future weather may bring.
The Weather Outside Is Frightful will be a coffee-table favorite for New Englanders, who know that if you don't like the weather, all you have to do is wait a minute. The hurricane of 1938, the Blizzard of 1978, the Perfect Storm of 1991, the ice storm of 1998--this vividly illustrated history of snow-buried homes, flooded cars and downtowns, hurricane-blasted buildings, and ice-downed trees provides a strangely invigorating opportunity to remember the way we were and to thank the weather gods that we are here to enjoy this book.
Publisher: Univ Pr of New England 2013
ISBN: 9781937644215
Branch Call Number: 551.0000


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