TWISTER THE SCIENCE OF TORNADOES AND THE MAKING OF AN ADVENTURE MOVIE

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Twister

Author : Keay Davidson
ISBN : 0671003968
Genre : Science
File Size : 89.50 MB
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An examination of the most powerful storms on Earth includes a look at VORTEX, the leading tornado-monitoring project, shares the stories of tornado chasers, and discusses the film by Steven Spielberg and Michael Crichton
Category: Science

Twister

Author : Keay Davidson
ISBN : 9780671000295
Genre : Science
File Size : 49.90 MB
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An examination of the most powerful storms on Earth includes a look at VORTEX, the leading tornado-monitoring project, shares the stories of tornado chasers, and discusses the film by Steven Spielberg and Michael Crichton
Category: Science

Tornadoes

Author : Michael Woods
ISBN : 0822566796
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 50.95 MB
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Imagine a twisting cone of wind racing toward your house at speeds of up to 300 miles per hour. As it approaches, trees, cars, and even cows are lifted into a funnel cloud and bricks, glass, and wood are flung out in all directions. You're seeing a tornado the smallest and strongest storm on earth. A tornado can be a catastrophe for people and their property. But twisters are also one of the most fascinating forces of nature. With dramatic images and firsthand survivor stories plus the latest facts and figures this book takes you up close with tornado disasters.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Tornado

Author : T. P. Grazulis
ISBN : 0806135387
Genre : Nature
File Size : 59.23 MB
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A guide to tornado formation and lifecycle also covers such topics as forecasting, wind speeds, tornado myths, tornado safety, risks, and records, along with accounts of the deadliest tornadoes in the United States.
Category: Nature

Tornado Hunter

Author : Stefan Bechtel
ISBN : 9781426203022
Genre : Nature
File Size : 77.56 MB
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Recounting his twenty-year career as a storm chaser, the author reviews the pioneering work of the first storm scientists and discusses his own work analyzing tornadoes and inventing a special probe able to measure wind velocity inside a storm's core.
Category: Nature

Twister

Author : Michael Crichton
ISBN : UCSC:32106013344939
Genre : Performing Arts
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The movie's screenplay describes the competition between two rival groups of scientists determined to be the first to put a tracking device inside the funnel of a tornado
Category: Performing Arts

Acts Of God

Author : Ted Steinberg
ISBN : 9780199838998
Genre : History
File Size : 87.7 MB
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As the waters of the Mississippi River and Lake Pontchartrain began to pour into New Orleans, people began asking the big question--could any of this have been avoided? How much of the damage from Hurricane Katrina was bad luck, and how much was poor city planning? Steinberg's Acts of God is a provocative history of natural disasters in the United States. This revised edition features a new chapter analyzing the failed response to Hurricane Katrina, a disaster Steinberg warned could happen when the book first was published. Focusing on America's worst natural disasters, Steinberg argues that it is wrong to see these tragedies as random outbursts of nature's violence or expressions of divine judgment. He reveals how the decisions of business leaders and government officials have paved the way for the greater losses of life and property, especially among those least able to withstand such blows--America's poor, elderly, and minorities. Seeing nature or God as the primary culprit, Steinberg explains, has helped to hide the fact that some Americans are simply better able to protect themselves from the violence of nature than others. In the face of revelations about how the federal government mishandled the Katrina calamity, this book is a must-read before further wind and water sweep away more lives. Acts of God is a call to action that needs desperately to be heard.
Category: History

Tornado Alley

Author : Howard B. Bluestein
ISBN : 0195307119
Genre : Nature
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Details the history of the study of tornadoes and the thunderstorms that spawn them, and documents encounters with tornadoes
Category: Nature

Weather Matters

Author : Bernard Mergen
ISBN : STANFORD:36105131626462
Genre : History
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A kaleidoscopic book that illuminates our obsession with weather--as both physical reality and evocative metaphor--focusing on the ways in which it is perceived, feared, embraced, managed, and even marketed.
Category: History

The Man Who Caught The Storm

Author : Brantley Hargrove
ISBN : 9781476796116
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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“An instant classic of Americana—a story of tragedy, invention, lore, science, and a most original kind of genius.” —Hampton Sides “Masterful. This is what man versus nature is all about.” —Skip Hollandsworth The Man Who Caught the Storm is the saga of the greatest tornado chaser who ever lived: a tale of obsession and daring, and an extraordinary account of humanity’s high-stakes race to understand nature’s fiercest phenomenon. At the turn of the twenty-first century, the tornado was one of the last true mysteries of the modern world. It was a monster that ravaged the American heartland a thousand times each year, yet science’s every effort to divine its inner workings had ended in failure. Researchers all but gave up, until the arrival of an outsider. In a field of PhDs, Tim Samaras didn’t attend a day of college in his life. He chased storms with brilliant tools of his own invention and pushed closer to the tornado than anyone else ever dared. When he achieved what meteorologists had deemed impossible, it was as if he had snatched the fire of the gods. Yet even as he transformed the field, Samaras kept on pushing. As his ambitions grew, so did the risks. And when he finally met his match—in a faceoff against the largest tornado ever recorded—it upended everything he thought he knew. Brantley Hargrove delivers a masterful tale, chronicling the life of Tim Samaras in all its triumph and tragedy. He takes readers inside the thrill of the chase, the captivating science of tornadoes, and the remarkable character of a man who walked the line between life and death in pursuit of knowledge. Following the tradition of Into Thin Air and The Perfect Storm, Hargrove’s debut offers an unforgettable exploration of obsession and the extremes of the natural world.
Category: Biography & Autobiography