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Megalodons, Mermaids, and Climate Change: Answers to Your Ocean and Atmosphere Questions

Ellen Prager

Could ancient giant sharks called megalodons still exist in the deep sea? What should you do if stung by a jellyfish? Can we predict lightning strikes and how is climate change affecting hurricanes?

With humor, easy-to-understand language, and fun illustrations, marine scientist Ellen Prager and meteorologist Dave Jones use frequently asked and zany questions about the ocean and atmosphere to combat misinformation and make science engaging and understandable for all. From dangerous marine life, coral reefs, and the deep sea to lightning, hurricanes, weather forecasting, the Sun, and climate change, they reveal what's fact, what's fiction, and how to find science-based answers. This book is perfect for anyone curious about the world around them, educators, science communicators, and even scientists who want to learn about and explain topics outside their expertise.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • Publish Date: Oct 22nd, 2024
  • Pages: 240
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00lb
  • EAN: 9780231212496
  • Categories: Ecosystems & Habitats - Oceans & SeasWeatherGlobal Warming & Climate Change

About the Author

Ellen Prager is a marine scientist, author, and the chief scientist for StormCenter Communications. She also works as a freelance writer and consultant. Her numerous books include Sex, Drugs, and Sea Slime: The Oceans' Oddest Creatures and Why They Matter (2011) and Chasing Science at Sea: Racing Hurricanes, Stalking Sharks, and Living Undersea with Ocean Experts (2008).

Dave Jones is a meteorologist and thirty-five-year veteran of the weather industry. He is the founder of StormCenter Communications and worked as an on-air meteorologist in Washington, DC, and for NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

Prager and Jones are frequently requested public speakers and appear on television as experts. They are partners for work and in life.

Praise for this book

With today's deluge of misinformation, Megalodons, Mermaids, and Climate Change is sorely needed, giving straightforward answers to commonly asked questions about climate, weather, and the environment.--Timothy H. Dixon, Distinguished University Professor and Director of the USF Natural Hazards Network, University of South Florida
In this book, Prager and Jones make atmospheric, oceanographic, and space science exciting and accessible to non-scientists in an interesting and easy-to-follow manner.--Paul Gross, author of Extreme Michigan Weather: The Wild World of the Great Lakes State