Why do some thunderstorms lead to tornadoes? What makes "Tornado Alley" so dangerous? How do scientists track and predict tornadoes? Find the answers to these questions and many more in Disasters in Nature, a new series that examines the causes and effects of natural disasters. Each title looks at a single type of natural disaster that can have devastating effects on the natural and human worlds. Each subject is introduced with a case study of one important example of its type. The disaster is examined in detail, looking at its causes and effects. You will also see how scientists measure, record, and try to predict each type of disaster. Finally, each book analyses how we hear about natural disasters through the media, and how people's actions can make these disasters worse.