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Encyclopedia of Hurricanes, Typhoons, and Cyclones, New Edition
  • Authored by: David Longshore
  • From the Series: Science Encyclopedia
  • Trim Size: 8-1/2 x 11
  • ISBN-10: 0816062951
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-6295-9
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $85.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 12/01/2007
  • Dewey Number: 551.55
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 480


Praise for the previous edition:
Library Journal "Best Reference Source, 1998"

Booklist/RBB "Editors' Choice Reference Source, 1998"

New York Public Library "Best of Reference, 1999"

"...wonderful...Entries are accessible to all levels of readers. Recommended..."—Choice

"...an excellent overview of these natural disasters..."—Booklist

"...recommended for public and academic libraries."—Library Journal

The science, history, and culture of tropical cyclones around the globe have evolved considerably since the publication of the award-winning first edition of Encyclopedia of Hurricanes, Typhoons, and Cyclones 10 years ago. Improved forecasting techniques, new naming systems, and heightened intensity and duration records are only a few of the changes that have taken the meteorological world by storm in recent years.

Encyclopedia of Hurricanes, Typhoons, and Cyclones, New Edition features significant updates and information on recent weather phenomena and the devastation and loss that often resulted. Hurricanes Andrew, Dean, Felix, Gilbert, and Wilma are covered in detail in this comprehensive reference, as well as the most destructive and deadly tropical cyclone witnessed in the United States in the last 50 years—Hurricane Katrina. As the historic and vibrant city of New Orleans continues to rebuild and reconstruct in the aftermath of this hurricane, national meteorological agencies and research institutions suffer from the deadly effects of under-funding and political neglect. Between 2005 and 2006, hurricane-related damage in the United States totaled $168 billion, and nearly 1,500 lives were lost.

This completely revised edition features more than 80 all-new black-and-white photographs and line illustrations, a revised introduction, historical and cultural entries, extensively revised front and back matter, a bibliography of print and Web resources, a chronology, and an index.


Black-and-white photographs and line illustrations. Tables and charts. Index. Appendixes. Bibliography. Cross-references. Chronology.

About the Author(s)

An award-winning historian and author, David Longshore holds a B.A. in history and English, summa cum laude, from Amherst College, as well as an M.A. in security studies (Homeland Security and Defense) from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. He served as a public information officer and director of special programs at the New York City Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and is currently director of the MPA program in Emergency Management and Homeland Security at Metropolitan College of New York. A prolific author of numerous articles, plays, short stories, and novels, Longshore served on OEM's Coastal Storm Team and as director of OEM's Blue Team, and has spoken on topics such as tropical cyclone preparedness.

Reviews and Awards

"The entries in the encyclopedia make great reading...has considerable merit and most libraries will want to purchase the volume for their reference collections."
American Reference Books Annual

"...a strong pick for any collection strong in weather science at the high school or college levels."
Midwest Book Review

"...comprehensive, highly readable...Recommended."

"...a fact-filled work with articles that are informative and accessible to both student and lay reader...a reasonable and worthwhile investment for both academic and public libraries...larger libraries may want this title for their circulating collections as well."
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