Wild Weather

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Join the world-renowned tornado chaser and weather photographer Warren Faidley, who will be your guide as you explore the world's most extreme environments in this innovative new book. Visit Tornado Alley in the United States and take a close-up look at how these deadly twisters form. Find out from Warren what it's like to be a storm-chaser, and learn about monsoons, tsunamis, blizzards, mirages, and the effects of weather phenomena like El Niño. Investigate the wildest and the worst weather Mother Nature has to ...

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Overview

Join the world-renowned tornado chaser and weather photographer Warren Faidley, who will be your guide as you explore the world's most extreme environments in this innovative new book. Visit Tornado Alley in the United States and take a close-up look at how these deadly twisters form. Find out from Warren what it's like to be a storm-chaser, and learn about monsoons, tsunamis, blizzards, mirages, and the effects of weather phenomena like El Niño. Investigate the wildest and the worst weather Mother Nature has to offer with the man they call the "Cyclone Cowboy"!

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This spiral-bound book provides a short and basic overview of weather-related phenomena. There is a lot to look at: the pages are full of pictures, sidebars, captions, and charts, and the overall design overwhelms the material. The book is divided into three sections: "Water," "Storms," and "Fire and Ice." Observant readers may well wonder why thunderstorms appear under "Water" while waves and waterspouts appear in the "Storms" section. The method of organization can be distracting. After an introduction by storm chaser and "cyclone cowboy" Warren Faidley, the remaining material is comparable to what a reader might find in any basic text about weather. An explanation of the ingredients that create weather—sun, water, and air—is followed by the text which includes floods, hurricanes, and a page about El Nino. A glossary and an index conclude the book, which is probably best used as a quick reference guide, rather than a text a student might pore over cover to cover. 2005, Kingfisher/Houghton Mifflin, Ages 9 to 12.
—Mary Loftus
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780753459119
  • Publisher: Kingfisher
  • Publication date: 10/13/2005
  • Series: Kingfisher Voyages Series
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Pages: 60
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.86 (w) x 10.16 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Warren Faidley, the "Cyclone Cowboy", has experienced more extreme weather events than anyone, including baseball-sized hail, flash floods, lightning strikes, an F5 tornado, and the interior of a category 5 hurricane. Warren makes his living year round as a professional storm-chaser. He works with the Discovery and Weather channels, and was a primary consultant on the film Twister. He lives in Arizona.

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