Tornadoes (Worldlife Library Series)

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Tornadoes are one of the most fascinating and powerful weather phenomena. These twisting columns of air can be incredibly destructive and often lethal when they touch the ground. Weather forecasters have long studied tornadoes in an attempt to better understand their origins and how to predict them. H. Michael Mogil expertly explains the mechanics of tornadoes, how and where they form, and what happens when they strike. He describes how advances in technology, including radar and weather satellites, have led to ...

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Overview

Tornadoes are one of the most fascinating and powerful weather phenomena. These twisting columns of air can be incredibly destructive and often lethal when they touch the ground. Weather forecasters have long studied tornadoes in an attempt to better understand their origins and how to predict them. H. Michael Mogil expertly explains the mechanics of tornadoes, how and where they form, and what happens when they strike. He describes how advances in technology, including radar and weather satellites, have led to improved warning systems.

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These are sturdy books, with exceptionally fine nature photographs and detailed text—good selections for any collection of books about nature. The photographs of tornadoes are especially stunning. The authors are naturalists and their text is authoritative, but they write at a level 12-year-olds can absorb as well as adults. Information about the subjects themselves are of primary concern, but the authors each discuss the relationship of human beings to their topics as well. For example, the book on tornadoes not only describes how they are formed and where they occur, but also details the destruction they cause in communities, especially in "tornado alley" in the U.S., and the importance of accurate forecasting. Buy where funds permit. (WorldLife Library series) KLIATT Codes: JSA—Recommended for junior and senior high school students, advanced students, and adults. 2001, Voyageur Press, 72p. illus. bibliog. index. 23cm., $16.95 each. Ages 13 to adult. Reviewer: Claire Rosser; KLIATT , July 2001 (Vol. 35, No. 4)
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This well-produced series brings together known experts in the field (the present author is a meteorologist who worked for NOAA for nearly 30 years) and superb photography to create solid introductory books. Supplemented with maps and diagrams, Mogil's clear, detailed text describes the mechanics of tornadoes, how and where they form, what happens when they strike, and the technology for their prediction. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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  • ISBN-13: 9780896585225
  • Publisher: Voyageur Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/2001
  • Series: Worldlife Library Series
  • Pages: 72
  • Product dimensions: 9.86 (w) x 8.89 (h) x 0.29 (d)

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