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Title:
Hurricane hunters
Author:
Gaffney, Timothy R.
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Publication Information:
Berkeley Heights, N.J. : Enslow Publishers, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
48 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 6.4 1.0 52806.
ISBN:
9780766015692
Format :
Book

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Summary

Another title in the AIRCRAFT series, this book explores the profession of hurricane hunting--the life-or-death mission of flying right through severe weather conditions. Whether they are plunging through storms or soaring high over them, the hurricane hunters take on the challenges of nature in order to help scientists study weather and Earth's atmosphere. The adventures of a hurricane hunter are brought to life with thrilling stories and details of the aircraft. First-hand reports from the pilots, along with stunning color photos, take readers right into the eye of a hurricane.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-7-A brief look at several aircraft flown by the Air Force Reserve's 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA), and NASA to investigate hurricanes and other tropical storms firsthand. The utilitarian text describes the planes and their evolutionary history as weather spotters, presents lists of the individual specifications for each aircraft, and quotes pilots and scientists on the work they do and the risks they take. Detailed chapter notes are evidence of careful research and the text is larded with informative, full-color photos. While this is not an essential purchase, it will certainly enrich a meteorology unit, especially when teamed with Keith Greenberg's more personal Storm Chaser: Into the Eye of a Hurricane (Blackbirch, 1997) and Patricia Lauber's excellent Hurricanes: Earth's Mightiest Storms (Scholastic, 1996).-Patricia Manning, formerly at Eastchester Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.