What Stands in a Storm

Author: Kim Cross
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476763070
Format: PDF
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Immersive reporting and dramatic storytelling set you right in the middle of the horrific superstorm of April 2011, a weather event that killed 348 people.

Storm Warning

Author: Nancy Mathis
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743296605
Format: PDF, ePub
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An account of the May 1999 tornado outbreak in Oklahoma describes the particular devastation wrought by an F5 twister whose winds were the fastest ever recorded, drawing on first-person interviews to recount the experiences of its victims, from a woman who sought shelter underneath a highway overpass to a meteorologist who saved hundreds of lives with his warning reports. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

The Mercy of the Sky

Author: Holly Bailey
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0143107933
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In 2013, one of the worst tornados on record landed a direct hit on the small town of Moore, Oklahoma, destroying a primary school as children cowered inside. Oklahoma native Holly Bailey grew up dreaming of becoming a storm chaser. Instead, she became Newsweek's youngest ever White House correspondent. When Moore was hit, Bailey went back as a journalist and a hometown girl, speaking to those most affected by the tornado. In The Mercy of the Sky is the dramatic, page-turning story about a town that must survive the elements - or die.

Tornado Hunter

Author: Stefan Bechtel
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426203020
Format: PDF
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Recounting his twenty-year career as a storm chaser, the author reviews the pioneering work of the first storm scientists and discusses his own work analyzing tornadoes and inventing a special probe able to measure wind velocity inside a storm's core.

Twister Tales

Author: Steve LaNore
Publisher: Steve LaNore
ISBN:
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WARNING! Tornado myths are under the microscope! Twister Tales looks at tornado myths and misconceptions and sets the record straight. You’ll find in-depth answers to questions like: Does a green sky mean a tornado is coming? Is outrunning a tornado in a car a bad idea? What does Doppler radar really tell you? Why are some waterspouts very dangerous, and others not so much? Twister Tales also cracks open the record books to examine the 10 deadliest tornadoes in U.S. history. Find out that the question “Who gets the most tornadoes?” doesn’t have an easy answer. “Be Weather Aware” sections help you put together a game plan before storms show up. This book is a must have if you like weather or science!

The Storm and the Tide

Author: Lars Anderson
Publisher: Time Home Entertainment
ISBN: 1618939580
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Man Who Caught the Storm

Author: Brantley Hargrove
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476796114
Format: PDF, Docs
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“An instant classic of Americana—a story of tragedy, invention, lore, science, and a most original kind of genius.” —Hampton Sides “Masterful. This is what man versus nature is all about.” —Skip Hollandsworth The Man Who Caught the Storm is the saga of the greatest tornado chaser who ever lived: a tale of obsession and daring, and an extraordinary account of humanity’s high-stakes race to understand nature’s fiercest phenomenon. At the turn of the twenty-first century, the tornado was one of the last true mysteries of the modern world. It was a monster that ravaged the American heartland a thousand times each year, yet science’s every effort to divine its inner workings had ended in failure. Researchers all but gave up, until the arrival of an outsider. In a field of PhDs, Tim Samaras didn’t attend a day of college in his life. He chased storms with brilliant tools of his own invention and pushed closer to the tornado than anyone else ever dared. When he achieved what meteorologists had deemed impossible, it was as if he had snatched the fire of the gods. Yet even as he transformed the field, Samaras kept on pushing. As his ambitions grew, so did the risks. And when he finally met his match—in a faceoff against the largest tornado ever recorded—it upended everything he thought he knew. Brantley Hargrove delivers a masterful tale, chronicling the life of Tim Samaras in all its triumph and tragedy. He takes readers inside the thrill of the chase, the captivating science of tornadoes, and the remarkable character of a man who walked the line between life and death in pursuit of knowledge. Following the tradition of Into Thin Air and The Perfect Storm, Hargrove’s debut offers an unforgettable exploration of obsession and the extremes of the natural world.

All Standing

Author: Kathryn Miles
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451610157
Format: PDF, ePub
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The story of an infant born at sea highlights the efforts of crewpeople and passengers to secure the survival of Irish citizens fleeing from the potato famine through acts of heroism and human decency.

Superstorm

Author: Kathryn Miles
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698186222
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The first complete moment-by-moment account of the largest Atlantic storm system ever recorded—a hurricane like no other The sky was lit by a full moon on October 29, 2012, but nobody on the eastern seaboard of the United States could see it. Everything had been consumed by cloud. The storm’s immensity caught the attention of scientists on the International Space Station. Even from there, it seemed almost limitless: 1.8 million square feet of tightly coiled bands so huge they filled the windows of the Station. It was the largest storm anyone had ever seen. Initially a tropical storm, Sandy had grown into a hybrid monster. It charged across open ocean, picking up strength with every step, baffling meteorologists and scientists, officials and emergency managers, even the traditional maritime wisdom of sailors and seamen: What exactly was this thing? By the time anyone decided, it was too late. And then the storm made landfall. Sandy was not just enormous, it was also unprecedented. As a result, the entire nation was left flat-footed. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration couldn’t issue reliable warnings; the Coast Guard didn’t know what to do. In Superstorm, journalist Kathryn Miles takes readers inside the maelstrom, detailing the stories of dedicated professionals at the National Hurricane Center and National Weather Service. The characters include a forecaster who risked his job to sound the alarm in New Jersey, the crew of the ill-fated tall ship Bounty, Mayor Bloomberg, Governor Christie, and countless coastal residents whose homes—and lives—were torn apart and then left to wonder . . . When is the next superstorm coming?

The West without Water

Author: B. Lynn Ingram
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520954807
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The West without Water documents the tumultuous climate of the American West over twenty millennia, with tales of past droughts and deluges and predictions about the impacts of future climate change on water resources. Looking at the region’s current water crisis from the perspective of its climate history, the authors ask the central question of what is "normal" climate for the West, and whether the relatively benign climate of the past century will continue into the future. The West without Water merges climate and paleoclimate research from a wide variety of sources as it introduces readers to key discoveries in cracking the secrets of the region’s climatic past. It demonstrates that extended droughts and catastrophic floods have plagued the West with regularity over the past two millennia and recounts the most disastrous flood in the history of California and the West, which occurred in 1861–62. The authors show that, while the West may have temporarily buffered itself from such harsh climatic swings by creating artificial environments and human landscapes, our modern civilization may be ill-prepared for the future climate changes that are predicted to beset the region. They warn that it is time to face the realities of the past and prepare for a future in which fresh water may be less reliable.