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- Description'It is extraordinary what a sadistic old crone Mother Nature is when you think about it. Even in a comparatively benign climate like ours: we have gallons of water thrown at us at regular intervals, we can be thrown half way across the country by winds gusting to 100 mph or more, blankets of fog may hide practically everything familiar from view, and we run the risk of being blasted into next week by a million-bolt of lightning. And on occasion she will even launch an artillery barrage of solid ice missiles at 50 or 60 mph - in other words hailstones - or utterly transform the landscape under a six inch layer of sw'. In such language, Eden sets the tone for his new book. He w investigates further the extremes of weather we experience and the dire consequences for farmers, builders and above all insurance companies who live by a calculation of actuarial risk. Many of us have become disconnected from our climate, writes Eden. However bizarre weather events may seem at the time, there is usually a precedent for them, and there is always a scientific explanation. Only by reconnecting in this way can we have proper historical and scientific contexts in which to place the sequence of interesting and unusual meteorological phemena we will experience in coming years.
- Author BiographyPhilip Eden is the weather correspondent of the Daily Telegraph and presenter of his own programme on Radio Five Live. He lives in Essex and is the author of The Daily Telegraph Book of the Weather.
- Author(s)Philip Eden
- PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Date of Publication06/04/2006
- SubjectNatural History: General
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintContinuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
- Weight290 g
- Width138 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine18 mm
- Edition StatementNew edition
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