Into the Storm: Violent Tornadoes, Killer Hurricanes, and Death-Defying Adventures in Extreme Weather

Into the Storm: Violent Tornadoes, Killer Hurricanes, and Death-Defying Adventures in Extreme Weather

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by Reed Timmer, Andrew Tilin
     
 

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An eye-of-the-hurricane view of storm chasing from the star of the Discovery Channel hit series Storm Chasers.

Only one in ten chases actually intercept a tornado-unless you're Reed Timmer. The thrill-seeking meteorologist and star of Storm Chasers has followed and faced down more violent tornadoes than anyone. Into the Storm brings

Overview

An eye-of-the-hurricane view of storm chasing from the star of the Discovery Channel hit series Storm Chasers.

Only one in ten chases actually intercept a tornado-unless you're Reed Timmer. The thrill-seeking meteorologist and star of Storm Chasers has followed and faced down more violent tornadoes than anyone. Into the Storm brings readers into the mind of this man and his mission-collecting data that could save lives-in the terrifying, awe-inspiring world of big weather.

Into the Storm is also a fascinating look at the science of weather-what causes extreme conditions, its connection to climate change, and how a tornado gets its stovepipe structure.

Editorial Reviews

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"Joshua Swanson narrates in the same energetic way that Timmer goes after storms—aggressively.…But it's Swanson's frenetic tone that puts the listener near the eyes of the storms." —AudioFile

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451234599
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/06/2011
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
507,914
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile:
1050L (what's this?)
Age Range:
18 Years

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From the Publisher
"Joshua Swanson narrates in the same energetic way that Timmer goes after storms—aggressively. . . . But it's Swanson's frenetic tone that puts the listener near the eyes of the storms." —-AudioFile

Meet the Author

Reed Timmer, Ph.D., has intercepted over 300 extreme tornadoes, hurricanes, and blizzards. He holds a Ph.D. in meteorology from the University of Oklahoma.
Andrew Tilin is a contributing editor at Outside and Wired whose work has been seen in the New York Times, Slate, Runner's World, Yoga Journal, and Backpacker.

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Into the Storm 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 33 reviews.
TRosema More than 1 year ago
I Love this book! It is filled with the same action and intensity that is felt while watching Timmer's television series "Storm Chasers". At times I feel as if I am right there, riding along on the chase, without really realizing that I was being educated on weather too. I recommend this book for everyone, young and old, and hope you enjoy it as much as i have!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVED this book! It is a great combination of science, action, and adventure. The book is Reed Timmer's autobiography. In it, he writes about his life and struggles starting with his experiance at Oklahoma University, his storm chasing experiances, as well as easy to follow explainations on these phenomena. Poor Reed gets bashed a lot, and has always been, as mentioned in this book, hopefully this book will show bashers who Reed really is. The adventures in this book include many tornadoes and thunderstorms, as well as hurricanes Floyd and Katrina. I recomend this strongly. BTW, could someone get that annoying Warriors RPer to stop!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In my opinnion reed sean (shawn) and tim are the "main" but i love this book i was recently watching storm chasers. Hey did you guys know on sept. 28 2012 sean's imax film will be at the science museum in minneapolis.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is so amazing. I could not put it down! I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If reed timmer and sean casey (from imax tornado alley) teamed up that would be so badass. And honastly i like seans tornado tank better but with reeds ethusiam in the "tank" that would be mind blowing. And just gotta say into the storm is a rip off of seans tank. But its a really great movie
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This is such a good book. 10 DAYS ILL THE TORNADO ALLEY FILM IS IN!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice book got to reed
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Ann Endorf More than 1 year ago
I am really excited to buy this book!!:)
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