Storm Chaser: A Photographer's Journey

Storm Chaser: A Photographer's Journey

by Jim Reed
     
 

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Issues of global warming continue to be relevant, and every day brings front-page stories about the weather, generating new research, raising even more questions and possible solutions. Storm Chaser is a mesmerizing look at some of the catastrophic consequences of our planet's increasing temperature, captured by an expert in the field. Through breathtaking

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Issues of global warming continue to be relevant, and every day brings front-page stories about the weather, generating new research, raising even more questions and possible solutions. Storm Chaser is a mesmerizing look at some of the catastrophic consequences of our planet's increasing temperature, captured by an expert in the field. Through breathtaking photos, quotes, letters, and journal entries from climatologists, researchers, political leaders, spiritual advisors, and storm survivors. Storm Chaser chronicles photographer Jim Reed's most thrilling, beautiful, memorable, and dramatic adventures to date.
 
From extraordinary tornadoes to historic hurricanes, remarkable floods, geomagnetic storms, and magnificent lightning, Reed captures not only the mercilessness of America's sometimes deadly weather, but also the magnificence and meaning behind the tempests.

 
The hardcover edition of Storm Chaser received critical acclaim and wide media attention. The New York Times wrote "These are the images that demonstrate the heart of weather's primal draw, and that hold the power to make weather fanatics out of even those of us whose first instinct is to run." Repackaged as a paperback with 16 pages of new material, this revised edition of Storm Chaser provides even more incredible images and the astonishing stories behind them.

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Editorial Reviews

Holly Morris
Reed's weather journal—which details everything from a record-breaking summer (2003) of 401 twisters, to hailstones three times the size of a baseball, to the experience of "piercing the eyes of five consecutive hurricanes"—brackets and informs the gusty, vivid, harrowing and often humbling images that make up the seasonally organized Storm Chaserit's not the photographs of devastation that are the most clutching (dulled as we all are by the evening news). Rather, it is the vast, sentient, tempestuous sky he captures over and over again…the images that demonstrate the force—the mesmerizing uncontrollability—that is at the heart of weather's primal draw, and that holds the power to make weather fanatics out of even those of us whose first instinct is to run.
—The New York Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810993921
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
10/01/2007
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
370,633
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 10.25(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

Meet the Author

Jim Reed, one of the world's most accomplished extreme-weather photographers, has spent two decades documenting almost every type of meteorological phenomena. He has appeared on Good Morning America, the Today Show, the 700 Club, 20/20,and numerous other TV and radio programs to discuss his work. He is the author of Hurricane Katrina: Through the Eyes of Storm Chasers, and lives in Wichita, Kansas.

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