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Title:
Tornadoes : and other dramatic weather systems
Author:
Allaby, Michael.
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Publication Information:
New York : Dorling Kindersley, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
96 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps, color portraits ; 20 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780789479792

9780789479808
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

It's a weird world out there... dazzle your friends with wacky facts and more from this mega new series. Did you know... In Oklahoma, an entire herd of cattle was lifted by a tornado -- and returned to the ground unharmed. A hurricane can be 500 miles wide and create a sea surge as high as a three-story house. The sun's rays are a sizzling 9,900°F. A full-color, fun, and informative series, Secret Worlds offers a chance to get your teeth deep into a wide range of fascinating subjects from nature, history, and science. Every title has: Easy-to-read narrative text written by a specialist who combines expert knowledge with an entertaining and fresh style. Superb color photography that entices the reader into the subject world with close-up views and dramatic shots. Weird World feature boxes that reveal a wealth of wacky facts. Tried-and-tested websites to check out the latest info. A mega reference section with even more facts and figures for the enthusiast. Suitable for children aged ten and up -- as well as every other family member who is curious about the subject.


Author Notes

Michael Allaby resides in Tighnabruaich, Scotland.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 6
What is Weather?p. 8
Calm Skies, Angry Skiesp. 16
Tornadoesp. 26
Waterspouts and Dust Devilsp. 34
Hurricanesp. 38
Below Freezingp. 46
Too Much Rainp. 54
Deadly Droughtp. 62
Special Effectsp. 70
Polluting the Airp. 74
Weather Watchersp. 80
Reference Sectionp. 85
Indexp. 94
Creditsp. 96