Science Chapters: Violent Weather: Thunderstorms, Tornadoes, and Hurricanes


The origins and manifestations of thunderstorms, tornadoes, and hurricanes are examined through dramatic photographs, informative graphics, and easy-to-read text.

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The origins and manifestations of thunderstorms, tornadoes, and hurricanes are examined through dramatic photographs, informative graphics, and easy-to-read text.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Laura Ruttig
As one might expect from a National Geographic title, the photos of stormy weather included in this title are exceptional; each one powerfully depicts the storm phenomenon being described. In fact, up-to-date writing and photos include a mention of Hurricane Katrina. The book provides a concise overview of the dynamics of thunderstorms, tornadoes, and hurricanes. Diagrams help explain how and why storms occur, and Collins includes tips on staying safe during the type of storm discussed in each chapter. A bibliography of further resources to research the topic is also provided, along with a glossary defining basic terms. While this book hardly provides a thorough scientific examination of storms, it is an excellent early chapter book for introducing children to the different types of storms and how they occur. By discussing the topic in a scientific light, the book can help readers understand that although storms can be scary, there are steps one can generally take to be safe. It also discourages fanciful interpretations of a storm's power by examining scientifically why and how storm damage occurs.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780792259473
  • Publisher: National Geographic Society
  • Publication date: 9/12/2006
  • Series: Science Chapters Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 711,466
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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