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Hurricanes: Science and Society
Hurricanes: Science and Society iBook
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The Hurricanes: Science and Society book provides foundational science for understanding hurricanes and will help readers make good decisions prior to and during a hurricane emergency. Hurricanes: Science and Society is designed to be accessible to anyone with an interest in tropical cyclones. It can be used as a text or just for a fun and educational read.

The book covers everything from how hurricanes form, to how hurricanes are tracked and forecast, to what the hurricane threats are when they make landfall, and ends with an examination of selected historical hurricanes. The book is filled with compelling imagery and video. Interactive quizzes are at the end of each chapter along with references. The book has a comprehensive glossary, linked from the text.

The book is also suitable for grades 4-16 formal and informal science instruction. It can be used as a classroom textbook or as a general classroom resource. The graphics, animations, and information are designed for tablet reading and also for projecting on a large screen.

Table of Contents
1. Hurricane Science
2. Hurricanes and Climate Change
3. Hurricane Observations
4. Hurricane Forecasting and Modeling
5. Hurricane Hazards and Impacts
6. Mitigation and Preparation to Response and Recovery
7. Historical Hurricanes

The Hurricanes: Science and Society book is based on published, scientific research and has undergone peer review by a panel of scientific experts. Additional information is available on the website. This book was developed by the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography.

Hurricanes: Science and Society is available on iBooks. iBooks allows for browsing the book and downloading it directly to a Mac computer, iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch.
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Below is an example page describing the TRMM satellite from the Observations Section of the book.

Example page showing imagery from the TRMM satellite