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    DescriptionChris Mooney, author of "The Republican War on Science" and one of the leading young environmental journalists and bloggers working today, immerses readers in the world of those who study hurricanes. What was once an arcane branch of meteorology (itself an arcane science) has become embroiled in one of the most politicized and hotly contested debates in American science: whether or not the recent hurricane disasters--culminating in Katrina--are connected to global warming. Mooney follows the lives and careers of the two leading scientists who stand, bitterly opposed, on either side of the issue. One believes that global warming has nothing to do with hurricane ferocity or frequency; the other believes as fervently that it does; both have staked their reputations on their respective positions. Mooney shows these two men in action as they debate the issue across the country and are followed by the media. He also uses them as a way of showing how hurricane studies have evolved and how government, the media, Big Business, and politics have affected the ways we study and interpret weather patterns. Hurricanes are natural disasters, capable of inflicting almost unimaginable destruction. The culture that has grown up around predicting, charting, and even defining them is very much man-made. Combining lively portraits of the leading figures, vivid science journalism, and the very latest reportage from the weather front (the last section of the book will cover the 2006 hurricane season), Mooney--a native of New Orleans--has written what will surely be one of the most talked-about books of the year.


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    Title
    Storm World
    Subtitle
    Hurricanes, Politics, and the Battle Over Global Warming
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Chris Mooney, Narrator Lloyd James
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 136 mm
    Height: 190 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 100 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781400155088
    ISBN 10: 1400155088
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    BIC subject category V2: RBP
    BISAC V2.8: SCI075000
    B&T General Subject: 710
    DC22: 363.73874
    BISAC V2.8: SCI026000, NAT036000
    Ingram Subject Code: JN
    Libri: I-JN
    Abridged Dewey: 551
    LC classification: QC
    BISAC V2.8: NAT023000
    DC21: 363.73874
    BISAC V2.8: SCI042000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 56100
    Thema V1.0: TQ, PDR, RNR, RBP, WNWM
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Imprint name
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Publication date
    01 September 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Old Saybrook, CT
    Author Information
    Chris Mooney is the Washington correspondent for "Seed" magazine and the author of "The Republican War on Science." Lloyd James has been narrating since 1996, has recorded over six hundred books in almost every genre, has earned six "AudioFile" Earphones Awards, and is a two-time nominee for the prestigious Audie Award.
    Review quote
    "Captivating.... Balanced and objective.... Highly recommended" ---Library Journal Starred Review