Cable TV's Weather Channel examines the nature and origins of tornadoes, where they occur, and how to prepare for one, along with looking at particularly bad ones from the past. photo insert.
Children's Literature - Carolyn Mott FordThe sudden, violent strength of a tornado makes it one of nature's most fascinating and frightening manifestations. There are usually more than 1,000 tornadoes forming in the United States each year and, unfortunately, they are difficult to predict. This book, which is presented by "The Weather Channel" introduces the subject in an interesting manner for young students by telling personal stories of individuals who have experienced the devastation of a tornado, including the adventures of a tornado chaser. In addition, the reader learns the stages of tornado formation and the various forms a tornado may take. There are water spouts as well as whirlwinds, dust devils which form in the desert and snow devils which usually occur in the mountains. Web site addresses are given for further research and the final chapter offers advice on what to do if a tornado may be imminent. Photos of tornadoes and the resultant damage are included in the book, as well as a glossary.
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