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Author : Keay Davidson
ISBN : 0671003968
Genre : Science
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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


Author : Michael Woods
ISBN : 0822566796
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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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

Tornado Hunter

Author : Stefan Bechtel
ISBN : 9781426205804
Genre : Nature
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Like the deadly tornadoes it documents, this potent combination of high adventure and hard science is terrifyingly timely in our era of global warming and climate change. The Weather Channel, now America's most watched programming, has in recent years shown us a relentless series of hurricanes, tsunamis, earthquakes, and eruptions killing thousands, turning millions into refugees, and leaving whole cities in shocked, shattered ruins. Of nature's weapons, tornadoes are among the most unforgiving, and here's an unforgettable portrait of these storms and one extraordinary man who challenged them—and produced the first-ever photographs snatched from a rampaging twister's black heart. Tornado chaser Tim Samaras, working with master storyteller Stefan Bechtel, author of Roar of the Heavens, has created a page-turner with narrative force and scientific substance. In the first of five you-are-there accounts, Tornado Hunter opens with a moment-by-moment description of the 2003 catastrophe that engulfed Manchester, South Dakota. The authors evoke the doomed town and its people; the dark menacing funnel; and Samaras's fearless advance into the whirlwind’s core to deploy the ingenious equipment he devised. They interweave the tornado chaser's passion, the fascinating science of the storms themselves, and six decades of progress in predicting and recording their onslaught—an art beholden to Samaras's own groundbreaking inventions. Tim Samaras's 2004 article in National Geographic became one of the most widely read in the magazine’s history. This powerful book is destined to blast its way onto bestseller lists everywhere. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Nature

The Tornado

Author : T. P. Grazulis
ISBN : 0806135387
Genre : Nature
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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

Acts Of God

Author : Ted Steinberg
ISBN : 9780199838998
Genre : History
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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

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

Plains Outbreak Tornadoes

Author : Victoria Sherrow
ISBN : 0766010597
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Details the series of destructive tornadoes that struck the American Midwest during the span of several hours in April 1991, causing severe damage in several states.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Weather Book

Author : Jack Williams
ISBN : 0679776656
Genre : Nature
File Size : 88.51 MB
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A guide to America's weather features full-color graphics from "USA Today" and discussions of hurricanes, blizzards, heat waves, cold fronts, tornadoes and draughts
Category: Nature

Contemporary Authors

Author : Gale Group
ISBN : 0787667013
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Your students and users will find biographical information on approximately 300 modern writers in this volume of Contemporary Authors® .
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Book Review Index

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ISBN : UOM:39015038880061
Genre : Books
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Every 3d issue is a quarterly cumulation.
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