Title: Extreme Weather Srv Gde (DR 1st): Understand, Prepare, Survive, Recover
Author(s): Thomas Kostigen, National Geographic Society (u.s.)
Topic(s): Natural Disasters, Emergency Management, Social Science, Disasters & Disaster Relief, Technology & Engineering, Nature
Details: Overview: 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 telltale 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) each chapter includes a level-headed discussion of current weather extremes, facts and details on conditions, and theories for why these changes are occurring; dos and don’ts for inside and outside; and gives at-a-glance guidance for how to prepare for, survive, and recover from every extreme. Sidebar features include: gears and gadgets; protecting your pet; and firsthand accounts from survivors and the experts who help 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.
Extra Author Details: National Geographic Society (U S )
Fast Tags: Natural disasters, Severe storms, Weather, Emergency management