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Punchy, no-nonsense information and advice on how to prepare for and survive weather extremes, from high temperatures to floods and hurricanes, set against solid scientific explanations. Hurricanes, floods, wildfires, tornadoes--weather is becoming extreme, and this book tells you how to plan ahead and prepare, respond to emergencies, and survive the worst-case scenarios. From the risks of building on changing coastlines to the safety kit you should have packed up at home, from the tell-tale signs of a hurricane on the horizon to how to power up when the grid goes down - this will be the one book to carry with you through all kinds of bad weather. Divided into four sections - Hot, Cold, Wet, Dry - with chapters on the most common extremes, from heat waves to blizzards. Each chapter begins with a level-headed discussion of current weather extremes, facts and details on conditions, and theories for why these changes are occurring. Following that, every chapter contains dos and don'ts for inside and outside, giving at-a-glance guidance for how to prepare for, survive, and recover from every extreme. Sidebar features on Gears and Gadgets and Protecting Your Pet; first-hand experiences from people who have survived deadly extremes and experts who help others survive them. Spectacular photographs of wicked weather plus useful checklists and how-to illustrations make page after page both useful and entertaining, even when you're contemplating the unthinkable. The go-to book when bad weather hits, and a pull-you-in read in the meantime.
Product code: ALKGG
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Dimensions: 13.5cm x 20.5cm
Publish date: 10/10/2014
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