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Adventures in Tornado Alley: The Storm Chasers
     

Adventures in Tornado Alley: The Storm Chasers

by Mike Hollingshead, Eric Nguyen, Chuck Doswell (Introduction)
 

From surreal skyscapes to wholesale destruction: the most dramatic scenes from the natural world.
The destructive power of nature has always been a source of fear and fascination, and never more so than now, when climate change and extreme weather conditions are constantly in the news. Across the central United States, the infamous storms of Tornado Alley

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From surreal skyscapes to wholesale destruction: the most dramatic scenes from the natural world.
The destructive power of nature has always been a source of fear and fascination, and never more so than now, when climate change and extreme weather conditions are constantly in the news. Across the central United States, the infamous storms of Tornado Alley are fueled by the collision of cold fronts from Canada and warm fronts from the Gulf of Mexico. People have been chasing these storms for decades in pursuit of thrilling experiences, but now a new generation of storm chasers is combining scientific knowledge with powerful images.
This book follows Mike Hollingshead and Eric Nguyen on seventeen chases through Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and South Dakota, illustrating the unfolding events with sequential shots and a running commentary by the chasers themselves. These spectacular storm portfolios are expanded with special features on weather phenomena like hail and mammatus clouds plus insights into forecasting and research.

Editorial Reviews

KLIATT - Janet Julian
Two storm chasers offer 340 stunning color photos of wild weather in the Midwest and add excerpts from the diaries they kept. Readers are treated to amazing views of lightning, threatening supercells, tornadoes, rainbows, blowing dust, auroras, and hail. Dr. Charles Doswell adds a final chapter explaining how tornados form, complete with several diagrams. But the stars here are the photos, which capture the majesty of weather phenomena. In the acknowledgments Hollingshead refers to Nguyen's tragic death. Students who delve further will discover that at age 29 Eric Nguyen committed suicide, stunning his colleagues. His loss is doubly tragic because he was a man of exceptional photographic talent. Reviewer: Janet Julian

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780500287378
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Publication date:
04/28/2008
Pages:
187
Sales rank:
647,078
Product dimensions:
9.60(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Mike Hollingshead has been intrigued by weather since he was a child and is a full-time storm chaser.

Eric Nguyen is a meteorologist who has been chasing storms for twelve years.

Meteorologist and veteran storm chaser Chuck Doswell provides an illuminating, accessible explanation of the science behind the storms.

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