Author: Jennifer M. Collins
Release Date: 2019-03-12
Florida is home to two of the world's major types of climate--tropical wet-dry and humid subtropical. It ranks among the top states for tornadoes and is more frequently affected by lightning and thunderstorms than any other state. Florida is vulnerable to fog, drought, and wildfires. And it is notorious for its most prominent natural event--the hurricane. This book explores the conditions, forces, and processes behind Florida's surprisingly varied and dynamic weather. The authors discuss Florida's location, landscape, and population, as well as the position of the sun and the importance of evaporation and condensation. They explain the influence of atmospheric circulation patterns such as the Hadley Cell, the Coriolis force, and the Bermuda-Azores High. They also describe the qualities of cold, warm, stationary, and occluded fronts and how they generate precipitation and freezes. In addition to revealing why severe weather systems and phenomena like hail and lightning occur, the book also reviews the procedures in place to track and measure these events and warn citizens in danger. Major weather incidents from Florida's history are narrated, including often overlooked accidents caused by smoke and fog. After showing how climate has changed in the past, the authors look ahead to what further climate change would mean for the future. With many maps, helpful diagrams, and clear explanations, this book is an illuminating and accessible guide to Florida's dramatic weather and climate.
Insight Guides: Inspiring your next adventure This new edition of Insight Guide Florida is a comprehensive, full-colour travel guide packed with inspiration and information. It includes engrossing features on everything from colonial Turf Wars and Art Deco Architecture to Extreme Weather and Everglades Ecology. Inside Insight Guide Florida: A detailed history section covers its American Indian and Spanish heritage, colonial turf wars, the growth of the Cuban population in Miami and the tourism boom of the late 20th century. The Best of Florida section lists the state's must-see attractions, from national parks to historic sites and must-see museums to theme parks. The Places section covers the state's principal cities, from Tallahassee to Miami, plus the beaches, Keys and subtropical wilderness for which it is known. A dedicated section on Central Florida, contains detailed coverage of Disney World and Orlando's theme parks. Specially commissioned photographs vividly capture Florida's beautiful coastline, enchanting Everglades and diverse population. Detailed full-colour maps help you get around, while the travel tips section is packed with useful information on transport, climate, festivals and outdoor activities, and provides answers to such questions as when to go and what to budget for your trip, and includes a selection of the best restaurants. About Insight Guides: Insight Guides has over 40 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400 full-color print guide books and maps as well as picture-packed eBooks to meet different travelers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure. 'Insight Guides has spawned many imitators but is still the best of its type.' - Wanderlust Magazine
Author: Cynthia Barnett
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Release Date: 2008-04-21
This study of the freshwater-supply crisis in Florida takes a detailed look at the relentless pressure of development and burgeoning human populations on natural water supplies, in a study that examines the history of the crisis, public policy initiatives, and potential solutions. Reprint.
This full-color Student Guided Practice Book has been created specifically to support a fifth grade reading level and includes reading passages, comprehension activities, writing activities, and daily comprehension review.
Author: Steve Glassman
Release Date: 2009
"Critical discussion of popular culture in Florida, which began drawing winter visitors before the Civil War (now boasts a hundred million+ visitors annually). These essays explore many facets of Florida's culture: Mickey; Shamu; early tourist sites; KeyW
Author: Bob Digby
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Economic policy
Child labour. Quality of life. Global warming. Unfair trade. Just some of the issues confronted in the new Edexcel GCSE Specification B. It's a World Thing has been written specially to fit the new Edexcel Specification B by authors who have been involved with the development of the Specification, and are completely familiar with its focus and approach. The book takes an issues and enquiry-based approach to learning - which is central to the Specification. Students are encouraged to learn in an active way through case studies, enquiry activities, and decision-making exercises. · Material is made clear and easy to use by direct and student-friendly language · Relevant topics and lively issues from around the world to encourage students to think globally · Clear explanations so that students have all the information and understanding they need · A Teacher's Pack offers guidance, answers, and worksheets
Author: Hilton Hotema
Publisher: Health Research Books
Release Date: 1962-06-01
1962 Greatest story ever told of the greatest mystery in the world. Readers of liberal, free humanist and related literature are looking for light, but their findings leave unanswered the puzzling problems in their minds. Where is the light which revea.
Arizona’s baseball roots run long and deep, but the star of the show is the Cactus League. The state’s spring training history is filled with social, political, and cultural intrigue, not to mention a roster of baseball greats. Early on, fans watched Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams, Willie Mays, and the American League’s first black player, Larry Doby. Beyond the field, baseball became part of the state’s social fabric, as players and fans alike flocked to watering holes, hotels, parades, and a desert resort famous for its mineral baths. History also saw a political battle to save the Cactus League and fend off Florida’s attempts to dominate spring training. Today, the Cactus League is a 15-team powerhouse that holds court in Arizona each spring.
Whether you are ready to retire or just thinking about it, you will want to make sure that you read this book. We’ll take you on a journey like no other through the jungles of Ecuador, the tropics of Costa Rica, Ireland, the United States, and many other fantastic retirement destinations. For each location we explore affordability, the healthcare system, recreational activities, weather and much more. With this book you’re in the driver’s seat, so take action and make your retirement a successful one.
Covering legendary and obscure intercity passenger trains in a dozen Southeastern states, this book details the golden age of train travel. The story begins with the inception of steam locomotives in 1830 in Charleston, South Carolina, continuing through the mid–1930s changeover to diesel and the debut of Amtrak in 1971 to the present. Throughout, the book explores the technological achievements, the romance and the economic impact of traveling on the tracks. Other topics include contemporary museums and excursion trains; the development of commuter rails, monorails, light rails, and other intracity transit trains; the social impact of train travel; and historical rail terminals and facilities. The book is supplemented with more than 160 images and 10 appendices.
Author: Brian Stone, Jr
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 2012-04-16
"In the first decade of this century, for the first time in history, the majority of the planet's population resided in cities. We are an urban planet. If ongoing changes in climate are to have an impact on the human species, most of these impacts will play out in cities. This fact was brought into full relief in the summer of 2003, when more than 70,000 residents of Europe perished in one of the most prolonged and intense heat waves in human history. The final death toll would exceed that associated with any Western European or American conflict since World War II, or any other natural disaster to have ever struck a region of the developed world, and the vast majority of these deaths occurred in cities. Studies in the aftermath of the heat wave would show that not only had global warming increased the likelihood of such an extreme event, but that the intensity of the heat had been greatly enhanced by the physical design of the cities themselves, exposing residents of cities to a much greater risk of illness or death than others. This book is the first to explore the dramatic amplification of global warming underway in cities and the range of actions that can be taken to slow the pace of warming. A core thesis of the book is that the principal strategy advocated by the global science community to mitigate climate change - the reduction of greenhouse gases - will not prove sufficient to measurably slow the rapid pace of warming in cities"--