Inside Tornadoes

Inside Tornadoes

by Mary Kay Carson

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Overview

Tornadoes are the most violent storms on the planet-as these dramatic photographs and gatefolds vividly reveal. Young readers will get the inside scoop on tornadoes in this electrifying volume, filled with powerful before-and-after images of storm sites. They'll discover what makes a tornado, where they strike, and what scientists discover as they risk their lives driving equipment as close as possible to these storms. With first-person accounts of historic storms, fascinating facts on climate change and its potential effect on tornadoes, and hands-on activities, this book will fascinate curious readers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781402777813
Publisher: Sterling
Publication date: 10/05/2010
Series: Sterling Inside Series
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 254,256
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

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KarenBall on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
There are a lot of books on ferocious weather, but these two (Inside Hurricanes and Inside Tornadoes) are definitely a step above! The books are designed with foldout pages, full color, sharp illustrations and stunning photos, and the best explanations of the Saffir-Simpson scale and the Fujita scale I've seen recently. There are weather and climate facts, colorful maps, storm stories, scientific developments, and eyewitness accounts that really grab readers' attention. There are also sections on how to survive the storms, and how to plan for weather emergencies. The writing is clear and detailed, and these are going to be a fantastic resource for research, as well as a lot of fun to browse!