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Title:
Earth's wild winds
Author:
Friend, Sandra.
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Publication Information:
Brookfield, Conn. : Twenty-First Century Books, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
63 pages ; 27 cm.
Summary:
Examines different aspects of the wind, including its measurement, effects on weather, potential destructiveness, and uses.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780761326731
Format :
Book

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We can't see the wind, yet we can hear it, feel it, smell it, and see its effects. from gentle breezes to furious attacks, the Earth's winds are with us every day. We have no control over their force, but we can learn to understand wind and respect it. Earth's Wild Winds explains Earth's many winds and how they touch us. What is a haboob? How fast does a hurricane move? Author Sandra Friend answers these questions and more, weaving together history, culture, and meteorology to explore the many facets of wind.


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Gr 5-8-This attractive and fact-filled book will be useful for earth-science reports. Concentrating on all things wind related, Friend covers breezes as well as hurricanes, cyclones, and snowstorms. She relates the different ways that humans have used wind, been victimized by it, and harnessed its force to generate power. Sidebars add interesting information and highlighted words are defined in the glossary. Suggested search terms help students to do online research. The full-color charts, maps, and photos contribute immeasurably to the success of the presentation.-Eva Elisabeth VonAncken, Trinity-Pawling School, Pawling, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.