"Truly useful to scientists, engineers, historians, economists, and conservationists." Choice "...an outstanding contribution in its field, very well presented, with excellent indices and the most comprehensive references." Basil Greenhill, Journal of Maritime History
This provides a unique study of the great wind storms that have affected the British Isles and the seas and coasts of Northwest Europe over the last 500 years. Almost all the storms since about 1700 are reported with meteorological maps and wind strength estimates and measurements. Trends and variations are also examined.