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Weather Spotter’s Field Guide By U.S. Department of Commerce et al.
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The United States is the most severe weatherprone country in the world. Each year, people in this country cope with an average of 10,000 thunderstorms, 5,000 floods, 1,200 tornadoes, and two... More > landfalling hurricanes. Approximately 90% of all presidentially declared disasters are weather-related, causing around 500 deaths each year and nearly $14 billion in damage. SKYWARN® is a National Weather Service (NWS) program developed in the 1960s that consists of trained weather spotters who provide reports of severe and hazardous weather to help meteorologists make life-saving warning decisions. Spotters are concerned citizens, amateur radio operators, truck drivers, mariners, airplane pilots, emergency management personnel, and public safety officials who volunteer their time and energy to report on hazardous weather impacting their community.< Less
Cold Weather Medicine Course By United States Marine Corps
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U.S. Marine Corps Cold Weather Medicine Survival Course, Training and Skills is an excellent manual for anyone who might find themselves in a survival situation. Table of Contents: Mountain Safety... More > (Winter); Survival Kit; Cold Weather Clothing; Winter War Fighting Load Requirements; Nomenclature and Care of Military Ski Equipment; Military Snow Shoe Movement; Preventive Medicine; Patient Assessment; Triage; Tactical Combat Casualty Care; Land Navigation Review; Nutrition; Hypothermia; Freezing / Near Freezing Tissue Injuries; Extreme Cold Weather Tent; Personal / Team Stoves; Ten Man Arctic Tent: Burn Management; Miscellaneous Cold Weather Medical Problems; CaseVacs and CaseVacs Reporting; High Altitude Health Problems; Environmental Hazards 1; Environmental Hazards 2; Avalanche Search Organization; Avalanche Transceivers; Bivouac Routine; Wilderness Orthopedic Trauma; Cold Weather Leadership Problems; Submersion Incidents; Requirements for Survival; Survival Signaling...< Less
An All-hazards Training Center for a Catastrophic Emergency [Enlarged Edition] By Strategic Studies Institute & Colonel Xavier Stewart
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Since assuming command in 1998 of the first Civil Support Team (CST) Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), Colonel Stewart witnessed and experienced dramatic changes in homeland security theory, policy,... More > and practice. Understandably, the most significant changes have occurred since the horrific attacks on September 11, 2001, which violently demonstrated how turbulent today’s world strategic environment is. Widely available chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, high yield explosive, and cyberspace security (CBRNE-C) materials, technologies, and equipment often have dual uses. Preventing rogue states and terrorist organizations from acquiring these materials is a necessary but formidable challenge. Additionally, the cyber domain has grown tremendously and may be used to target key infrastructure and resources. In addition to these threats, dramatic weather changes have caused unusual and devastating shifts in weather patterns, which in turn have triggered catastrophic events.< Less
Hazards From Cold, Heat and Poisons in Daily Life - How to avoid them By William Keatinge
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Environmental hazards cause tens of thousands of deaths a year, even in developed countries the size of Britain. Individuals can prevent many of the deaths by simple direct action, but only if they... More > understand the problems and ways to counter them. Those are often not obvious. For example, winter causes far more deaths through mild cold stress precipitating common diseases, than through severe cold stress causing hypothermia. Hot weather causes heart attacks and strokes, and replacing salt lost in sweat can be as important as replacing water in preventing them. Some unsaturated fats in food are more dangerous than saturated fats. This booklet gives an independent assessment of such hazards, in non-technical language. Work by the author and his colleagues provided many of the new findings on cold, heat and immersion. That work was based mainly at The London Hospital Medical College and at Queen Mary, University of London, where the author was Head of Physiology and Dean of Basic Medical Science.< Less
Hazards From Cold, Heat and Poisons in Daily Life - How to avoid them By William Keatinge
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Environmental hazards cause tens of thousands of deaths a year, even in developed countries the size of Britain. Individuals can prevent many of the deaths by simple direct action, but only if they... More > understand the problems and ways to counter them. Those are often not obvious. For example, winter causes far more deaths through mild cold stress precipitating common diseases, than through severe cold stress causing hypothermia. Hot weather causes heart attacks and strokes, and replacing salt lost in sweat can be as important as replacing water in preventing them. Some unsaturated fats in food are more dangerous than saturated fats. This booklet gives an independent assessment of such hazards, in non-technical language. Work by the author and his colleagues provided many of the new findings on cold, heat and immersion. That work was based mainly at The London Hospital Medical College and at Queen Mary, University of London, where the author was Head of Physiology and Dean of Basic Medical Science.< Less
Stormy Weather Ahead: Four Historical Romances By Doreen Milstead
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Eveline The Poor & Her Rancher James - An English woman fallen on hard times decides to travel to America and her soon to be husband, but along the way there are many hazards including a... More > life-changing train journey. A Family For Jacob -- Jacob knew he was dying but wanted a family and son more than anything else in the world. When a new woman joined their community he knew immediately that she was the one. Bugged Out In Nebraska – a Historical Mail Order Bride Romance - A garment factory worker, not a fan of insects, heads out to a farmer in Nebraska, where the area appears to be under an imminent threat of attack by locusts. Finding Work In America - A woman from Liverpool moves to America and to a pre-arranged job. The thing is – she doesn’t find out what the true purpose of the place where she works is until later, when an accident will change her life forever.< Less
Between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean: Responses to Climate and Weather Conditions throughout History By Ian D. Rotherham (eds) et al.
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Between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean brings together a set of case studies on living organisms’ adaptation to the evolution of the climate and adjustments to extreme weather conditions.... More > Aiming to go beyond concerns about recent and forthcoming climate change, which have dominated research in environmental studies this book adopts a long-term perspective on adaptations and adjustments to nature. Although an important group of papers deal with the Portuguese territory and the Iberian Peninsula, in which a complex mosaic of Atlantic and Mediterranean climates helped to shape landscapes and history, the book has a broader geographical scope from England to Italy. Contributions look at the distribution and numbers of animal species and, material, social, cultural and religious responses to weather in the short term and to climate in the long term. The common ground is the reaction of living organisms to “natural hazards”. In the long term, these are cyclical, and nowadays predictable.< Less
Air Crash Investigations - Runway Overrun American Airlines Flight 1420 - Killing 11 Persons In Little Rock By Dirk Barreveld
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On June 1, 1999, at 2350:44 central daylight time, American Airlines flight 1420, a McDonnell Douglas DC-9-82, crashed after it overran the end of runway 4R during landing at Little Rock National... More > Airport in Little Rock, Arkansas. The flight originated from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Texas. There were 145 persons on board. The airplane was destroyed by impact forces and a postcrash fire. The captain and 10 passengers were killed; 120 crewmembers and passengers received serious or minor injuries; and 24 passengers were not injured. The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable causes were the flight crew’s failure to discontinue the approach when severe thunderstorms.< Less
AIR CRASH INVESTIGATIONS - Runway Overrun American Airlines Flight 1420 - Killing 11 Persons In Little Rock By Dirk Barreveld
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On June 1, 1999, at 2350:44 central daylight time, American Airlines flight 1420, a McDonnell Douglas DC-9-82, crashed after it overran the end of runway 4R during landing at Little Rock National... More > Airport in Little Rock, Arkansas. The flight originated from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Texas. There were 145 persons on board. The airplane was destroyed by impact forces and a postcrash fire. The captain and 10 passengers were killed; 120 crewmembers and passengers received serious or minor injuries; and 24 passengers were not injured. The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable causes were the flight crew’s failure to discontinue the approach when severe thunderstorms.< Less
My Flying Experiences By Philip I. Crumb
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A personal flying experience of 20 years, the beauty of flying and the unavoidable hazards that present themselves. The hazards could be weather or engine failure.

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