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Here are some books that you may find useful during your studies. Search the Bennies catalogue Oliver for more, or browse the Non-fiction collection NFS.
Australia's worst disasters by Malcolm Brown
Call Number: 904.994 BRO
Publication Date: 2002
Australia's history has been punctuated by incidents of disaster and tragedy that have shocked us all. Sometimes warning signs were not read (or were ignored); sometimes human error was to blame. These graphic and compelling accounts by veteran journalist Malcolm Brown and other award-winning journalists tell us far more than simply what happened.
Australia's natural disasters by Richard Whitaker
Call Number: 363.340994 WHI
Publication Date: 2006
Tells many stories of the devestation that nature has wreaked on our wild country. From the agonies of droughts and floods to the shocks of earthquakes and bushfires, Australia is a country famed as much for its ferocious natural hazards as for its rich environment.
Natural hazards by David Chapman
Call Number: 363.34 CHA
Publication Date: 1995
In the twentieth century, the disastrous effects of natural hazards have increased, reflecting the substantial growth in world population, the vulnerability of marginal groups, and the mismanagement of the environment. This book provides potential answers to the questions concerning natural disaster preparedness and management.
ABC News segments detailing the approach of cyclone Yasi to the far north Queensland coast. Includes reports from journalists at the scene and meteorological information.
Cyclones are a fact of life throughout tropical Australia. They are multi-hazard, bringing extreme winds, floods, violent seas and storm surges. This program shows how to prepare family and property, how to access information and warnings as the cyclone is nearing and what to do once the cyclone has arrived.
Covers droughts, impact of droughts on farms, drought in urban areas. Cyclones cover warnings, categories and preparation for cyclones.
Extreme Weather and Natural Disasters
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Here you will find useful information about your topic.
Strictly speaking, a cyclone is any low-pressure system in the atmosphere. In a sense, a tornado is a very small cyclone because it has low atmospheric pressure in the center. However, the term is usually reserved for much larger storm systems, covering areas hundreds of miles across.
Bureau of Meterology
A tropical cyclone is a low-pressure system which develops in the tropics and is sufficiently intense to produce sustained gale force winds of at least 63km/h. If the sustained wind reaches hurricane force of at least 118km/h the system is defined as a severe tropical cyclone. In other parts of the world they are called hurricanes or typhoons.