Extreme Hurricanes and Tornadoes

Extreme Hurricanes and Tornadoes

by John Farndon

Hardcover(Library Binding)



Imagine facing a storm so vast you can only see it all from space, or winds that uproot trees and hurl cars in the air. The unleashed power of extreme storms can flatten homes and drown low-lying land in torrential rain, and they come with a steep cost in dollars—and lives. Learn all about the science behind horrifying hurricanes, terrible typhoons, and catastrophic cyclones. See the damage done by the world's worst tornadoes. Discover the drone and satellite technology for forecasting and tracking powerful storms and the storm chasers who risk their lives to increase our understanding of these devastating disasters.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781512432237
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/01/2017
Series: When Nature Attacks Series
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile: IG1070L (what's this?)
Age Range: 9 - 11 Years

About the Author

John Farndon is Royal Literary Fellow at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, UK, and the author of a huge number of books for adults and children on science, technology, and nature.

Table of Contents

Hurricanes and Tornadoes 6

How Does a Hurricane Happen? 8

Hitting Land 10

Extreme Hurricane Damage 12

Extreme Hurricane Story 14

One Step Ahead of the Hurricane 16

How Does a Tornado Happen? 18

Extreme Tornado Damage 20

Extreme Tornado Story 22

One Step Ahead of the Tornado 24

Intense Futures 26

Timeline 28

Blown Away! 30

Index 32

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