- Shopping Bag ( 0 items )
Children's LiteratureThe excitement and danger of studying tornadoes are adroitly depicted, along with the benefits of the scientific research accrued from such ventures. The physical aspects and conditions for development of these destructive storms are well described. The account is personalized in the introduction with a report of an actual tornado researcher and some of his experiences. Maps and illustrations show the areas of most tornadoes in the United States. Full color photographs of the aftermath of such storms show the devastation they often leave behind. These illustrations contribute to the understanding of the subject. Unfortunately, the captions placed directly on them on contrasting strips of color detract from the overall professional appearance of the book. The glossary aids in understanding and the index is useful for finding specific information in the dense text. Bibliographies and web sites are provided for those who want to explore this subject further. A good source for reports and projects on this topic. "Science on the Edge" series. 2003, Twenty-First Century Books, Ages 9 to 13.
— Phyllis Kennemer, Ph.D.