Bizarre Weather: Howling Winds, Pouring Rain, Blazing Heat, Freezing Cold, Huge Hurricanes, Violent Earthquakes, Tsunami's, Tornadoes and more of Nature's Fury

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Overview

This is weather beyond your wildest imagination—yet it’s all true: showers of worms from the sky, watermelon snow, gory storms, and other freakish and fun phenomena! These stories are anything but ordinary, and they will leave you stunned, horrified, amazed, and sometimes even amused at the incredible things nature can do. Gathered from historic records, present-day news reports and research studies, and spanning the globe from the Sahara to the tundra to the USA, they reveal ...

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Overview

This is weather beyond your wildest imagination—yet it’s all true: showers of worms from the sky, watermelon snow, gory storms, and other freakish and fun phenomena! These stories are anything but ordinary, and they will leave you stunned, horrified, amazed, and sometimes even amused at the incredible things nature can do. Gathered from historic records, present-day news reports and research studies, and spanning the globe from the Sahara to the tundra to the USA, they reveal just how volatile and bizarre weather can be.

Find out about supersized hailstones as big as bowling balls; fish raining from the sky; the never-ending lightning that has become a UNESCO National Heritage Site; and fog so thick it killed hundreds of people in a single day. And if that isn’t strange enough for you, there are terrible typhoons and tsunamis, tornadoes that have carried people into the air, temperatures that soared over 49 degrees in two minutes, and even cyclones that have raised ships buried for over a century. Scientists can explain how and why some of these things happen—but other events remain a mystery.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781936140725
  • Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/1/2013
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,009,616
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Joanne O'Sullivan is the author of 101 PLACES YOU GOTTA SEE BEFORE YOU'RE 12!, 101 THINGS YOU GOTTA DO BEFORE YOU'RE 12, and 101 WAYS YOU CAN HELP SAVE THE PLANET BEFORE YOU'RE 12, as well as many titles for adults including, BOOK OF LEGAL STUFF and BOOK OF SUPERSTITIOUS STUFF for the Imagine Publishing'. She and her children spend many happy hours exploring the wonders of the natural world.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2014

    Nudity on the Cover of a Kid's Book, Really?

    Totally dislike that there's a nude guy on the cover of this kid's book. It's inappropriate.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2013

    Shiningkit

    Black shekit with pink eyes. Mother is....idk. she is only two moons.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2013

    Talonfire

    Name: Talonfire. Gender: She. Personality: just meet her. Mate/Crush: hmmmm.... none. Family: none

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2013

    Flamestrike

    Name: Flamestrike ... Age: Around 26 moons ... Desription: Orange-and-ginger pelt with bluejay-blue eyes (Not blind) and is thin, but unsusally strong. He mostly runs around alot. That's why he thin and lithe, but pretty strong ...Personalaty: Somewhat clumsy, he just fell out of a tree. Yesterday. And his leg is broken. Really, Flamestrike? But he will fight to the death for his Clan. He is mostly unemotional, he keeps his geelings to himself, exept if he is really injured ... Crush: None ... Mate: Looking ... History: He was betrayed by all his previous mates, even though he is a good father. 'Not telling any more. I told too much.' He would say ... Nickname: Flames ... Theme: Trouble (i forget the person. You know. 'Cause l knew you were trouble when you walked in.' Augh! Who is it from????) ... Signature: F|am3s

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2013

    FrozenLight

    Name: FrozenLight <p>
    Rank: Warrior <p>
    Crush: None. She needs to really meet someone. <p>
    Mate: She dosent accept mates out of the blue. <p>
    Kits: <br>
    SilentFaze- Daughter. Adopted. <p>
    Kin: <br>
    Mother- CloudBirch <br>
    Father- RowanLeaf <br>
    Brothers- WarbloLimp and Stolenshadow <p>
    Description: Shes a pale frosty brown shecat with frosty blue pale eyes ((Not blind!)) Her paws are a dark brown and she has a long dark brown streak down her back. Her nose is a salmony pink. <p>
    Age: 16 Moons. <p>
    Likes: Kits, She has a softspot for them. Her family, and swimming. <p>
    Dislikes: Imposters, Murderers, Godmodders. <p>
    ThemeSong: <br>
    Your Not the Only one. By- 711 My group. <p>
    Clans: <br>
    CosmicClan <br>
    FreezingClan

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2013

    Spottedpaw

    Name: Spottedpaw Age: 6 moons Gender: Female Description: A white she cat with black paws black tipped ears and tail a black spot on the middle of her back and green eyes Personality: kind caring will die for her clan History: ask her when she is 12 moons Family: Ravenclaw(father, dead) Whitewing(mother,kittypet) Rosekit(sister,dead) and Treestorm(sister,unknown)

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2013

    Flamewing

    Name flamewing...
    Gender female....
    Description a beautiful flaming she cat with a white star in the middle of her chest with green sparkling eyes...
    Personailty im sweet strong loyal kind confident and lovable...
    Mate none but wants one...
    Crush blackflight or howlingstar saw there bios...
    History dont want to tell

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2013

    Desertstorm & Bluefeather

    •Name: Desertstorm <br>•Gender: Tom <br>•Age: 28 Moons <br>•Mate: None <br>•Crush: Possibly <br>•Looks: Cream tabby fur with white toes, a white tail tip and muzzle. Warm amber eyes and a nick in his left ear.<br>•Personality: Often he is distant. He's also thoughtful, quick witted, funny, and very protective. <br>•History: He was raised by a cat called Mousefang who was a warrior of WolfClan moons ago, but Mousefang raised him when he was already a StarClan warrior. He met Bluefeather at the age of seven moons and they became fast friends, being like brother and sister. <br>•Kin: Parents are unknown. Siblings are unknown though it's suspected he was related to Nettlestar of CheetahClan. Bluefeather (Adopted sister) <br>•Theme Song: I Will Not Bow - Breaking Benjaman <p> •Name: Bluefeather <br>•Gender: She-cat<br>•Age: 26 Moons <br>•Mate: None <br>•Crush: Maybe... <br>•Looks: Smokey sleek furred black she-cat with sky blue eyes, she has one white paw, a white splash on her chest, and white ear and tail tip(s). She has a jay feather tangled in the fur on her neck. <br>•Personality: Sweet, outgoing, clever, protective, fiercely loyal, and can sometimes speak and act without thinking it through. <br>•History: Bluefeather's history wasn't pleasant, after her siblings died at birth her mother went mad, accusing Bluefeather of having Scourge's spirit. Despite the Clan's protests her mother wouldn't nurse her and there were no other queens. Her father took her and left, but two moons later he was slaughtered by a gang of three coyotes. She wasn't found and a rogue she-cat watched over her until she mysteriously disappeared and four days later she met Desertstorm. <br>•Kin: Parents names withheld until further times. Siblings were never named. Desertstorm(Adopted brother) <br>•Theme Song: Through the Rain - Mariah Carey <p>~Thanks for reading!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2013

    Freezingstar

    Name-Freezingstar. Gender-shecat. Kits-none. Crush-Howlingnight. Looks like-a white,black,&tan shecat with blue eyes. Rank-leader. Mate-none. Family-Autumsunshine(mom),Sparkrise(dad),&Soulspirit(brother). Age-13 moons. History-does not know.

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