Tornado

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Why do tornadoes happen? Where is "Tornado Alley"? Explore the world of ‘Wild Weather’ to find out! This book looks at the violent, twisting winds that can destroy anything in their path. You will find out where and how they happen and the impact they have on people around the world. How do people cope with these mighty twisters?

Describes how tornadoes are formed, the conditions that exist in tornadoes, the harmful and beneficial effects of these storms, and their ...

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Overview

Why do tornadoes happen? Where is "Tornado Alley"? Explore the world of ‘Wild Weather’ to find out! This book looks at the violent, twisting winds that can destroy anything in their path. You will find out where and how they happen and the impact they have on people around the world. How do people cope with these mighty twisters?

Describes how tornadoes are formed, the conditions that exist in tornadoes, the harmful and beneficial effects of these storms, and their impact on humans, plants, and animals.

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Gr 2-4
These formulaic and oversimplified titles use a scattershot approach to their subjects. In the first book, readers are told that blizzards are very fierce snowstorms and that they usually happen in winter. The city of Philadelphia is singled out for its 2005 storm. Heat Wave gives repeated advice about drinking plenty of water. After noting that heat waves often happen in places far from large bodies of water, an illustration shows a Mediterranean scene. In Hurricane , the emphasis is on the possible damage, with a few illustrations of Katrina. In Tornado , a basic definition is given as a spinning funnel of wind resulting in a lot of damage. In the limited glossary, debris is defined only as relating to tornadoes. Mention is made of Tornado Alley but only Oklahoma is discussed. In a section entitled "More Books to Read," each volume lists two titles, one of which is repeated in several volumes. The other is by the publisher of this set. The "Fact File" in each book offers two to three basic facts, one of which is usually about the numbers of deaths in a given event. The photos, although clear and often dramatic, have few relevant captions and do not aid in understanding the subjects under discussion. Pass on this set.
—Eva Elisabeth VonAnckenCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403495907
  • Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree
  • Publication date: 1/28/2001
  • Series: Wild Weather Series
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 428,791
  • Age range: 6 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: IG670L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Table of Contents


What Is a Tornado?     4
Where Do Tornadoes Happen?     6
Wind and Cloud     8
Why Do Tornadoes Happen?     10
What Are Tornadoes Like?     12
Harmful Tornadoes     14
Tornado Alley     16
Preparing for a Tornado     18
Tornado Warning     20
Coping with Tornadoes     22
Tornadoes and Nature     24
To the Rescue!     26
Adapting to Tornadoes     28
Fact File     30
Glossary     31
More Books to Read     32
Index     32
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