Results of the Aventis Prize in the year 2001.
The weather is the most dangerous and unpredictable of natural forces at work on our planet. Earth’s chaotic atmosphere can strike at random- with little warning and devastating consequences. A thunderstorm can release as much energy as a nuclear bomb, and there are 2,000 in progress on Earth as you read this sentence. But thunderstorms are small fry compared with the worst assaults the atmosphere throws at us. Tornadoes can tear up roads like paper, and category-5 hurricanes can reduce whole cities to rubble and splinters.
DK Guide to Weather is an exciting guide to both the best and the worst of Earth’s astonishing weather phenomena, from savage hurricanes to bizarre tricks of light such as specters and icebows. Packed with drama, this stunning book will capture the imagination of anyone interested in our world.