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Nature volume 142, pages 663664 (08 October 1938) | Download Citation



THE early part of the book under notice gives a description of hurricanes, the tropical cyclones of the West Indies and the southern coasts of the United States, followed by a discussion of their tracks, the variations of pressure, the distribution of rainfall, the destructive effects of the high winds, and a full description of some historic hurricanes. Nearly every aspect of the subject is treated, and well treated, and not the least interesting part of the book is the discussion of the relation of their origin to the presence of fronts. It provides a much-needed account of a subject on which general agreement has not yet been reached.

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