sryanbruen Registered User
#1

I was previously given the recommendation a few months ago by beefburrito to get the book Ireland's Arctic Siege of 1947: The Big Freeze of 1947. I do not regret listening to his recommendation because man, what a treat receiving this book was. It has really pulled me in and made me to want to picture myself of how the experience would be for me baring the brunt of bitter and snowy easterlies of February 1947.

Due to how good I found this recommendation and book, I'm asking here for more recommendations on weather history or natural disaster books for the UK and or Ireland.

I've thought of getting these books.

This book I have not gotten to see a preview on so I don't know the content the book has. Opinions on this book if you have it or read it would be much appreciated.



This one by Ian McCaskill I think is a definite for me to get as it looks great for weather history enthusiasts like myself going by the preview on Amazon and hey, it's by the classic that is Ian McCaskill himself (rip Ian ).



Are there any other books out there I should get that suits my field of interest?

1 person has thanked this post
SEPT 23 1989 Registered User
#2

Nothing to do with books but there was an excellent documentary about artists and weather shown on BBC 4 a few weeks ago

1 person has thanked this post
Ckit1 Registered User
#3

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/53913.The_Little_Ice_Age

This is worth a read.
Long ago... but v interesting.

1 person has thanked this post
Gaoth Laidir Registered User
#4

I have this one (German edition) and would recommend it to someone like you, Sryan. Goes right back through history and outlines many different events that were affected by El Niño.

https://www.amazon.com/El-Ni%C3%B1o-History-Storming-Through/dp/0813020999

2 people have thanked this post
SpitfireIV Registered User
#5

Not sure if its of interest, but a few years ago I picked up an excellent book in the local library on the 1798 rebellion, but the book was written from the perspective of the weather during that period by analysing records, diarys, sea reports etc etc and how the weather helped/hindered the rebellion. Can't think of the name of it now.

1 person has thanked this post
Oneiric 3 Registered User
#6

A couple of recommendations Syran that you might enjoy:

'Historic Storms of the North Sea, British Isles and Northwest Europe" by Hubert Lamb

https://books.google.ie/books/about/Historic_Storms_of_the_North_Sea_British.html?id=P4n1z9rOh5MC&redir_esc=y

Beautiful, detailed book charting historic European storms with some great charts and weather maps.


And this one: 'The Weather of the 1780s Over Europe' by John Kington

https://www.amazon.de/Weather-1780s-Over-Europe/dp/0521260795

Day by day accounts of the exceptional period of weather during the last part of the 18th Century up to and after the 'Laki' volcanic explosion. Some incredible accounts of extreme weather, with day by day reconstructed frontal weather maps that I think you will enjoy.

2 people have thanked this post
sryanbruen Registered User
#7

Ok, these recommendations are amazing!! I certainly wouldn't have come across them, that's for sure. I have just ordered the Frozen Britain book I said I'd buy above. Next time, I will order the Little Ice Age book Ckit1 recommended to me there as at this moment, I'm extremely interested in solar activity and want to grow my knowledge on it especially in terms of the Maunder and Dalton Minimums.

I have put the El Nino and storm related books on my shopping list too Gaoth Laidir and Oneiric 3. Thank you for the recommendations all. Certainly what I was looking for.

1 person has thanked this post
sryanbruen Registered User
#8

SEPT 23 1989 said:
Nothing to do with books but there was an excellent documentary about artists and weather shown on BBC 4 a few weeks ago


What exactly did they discuss in this documentary?

sryanbruen Registered User
#9

SpitfireIV said:
Not sure if its of interest, but a few years ago I picked up an excellent book in the local library on the 1798 rebellion, but the book was written from the perspective of the weather during that period by analysing records, diarys, sea reports etc etc and how the weather helped/hindered the rebellion. Can't think of the name of it now.


Thanks, I will look out for it.

I did glance at this document by Met Éireann before on the conditions of Summer 1798 during said rebellion.

http://www.met.ie/climate-ireland/weather-events/Summer1798.pdf

beefburrito Registered User
#10

sryanbruen said:
I was previously given the recommendation a few months ago by beefburrito to get the book Ireland's Arctic Siege of 1947: The Big Freeze of 1947. I do not regret listening to his recommendation because man, what a treat receiving this book was. It has really pulled me in and made me to want to picture myself of how the experience would be for me baring the brunt of bitter and snowy easterlies of February 1947.

Due to how good I found this recommendation and book, I'm asking here for more recommendations on weather history or natural disaster books for the UK and or Ireland.

I've thought of getting these books.

This book I have not gotten to see a preview on so I don't know the content the book has. Opinions on this book if you have it or read it would be much appreciated.



This one by Ian McCaskill I think is a definite for me to get as it looks great for weather history enthusiasts like myself going by the preview on Amazon and hey, it's by the classic that is Ian McCaskill himself (rip Ian ).



Are there any other books out there I should get that suits my field of interest?


Hi syranbruen,

Glad you enjoyed the book.
It's intense reading especially around late November early December,sitting away by the fireside......

1 person has thanked this post

Want to share your thoughts?

Login here to discuss!