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Storm kings : the untold history of America's first tornado chasers

Author: Lee Sandlin
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A riveting tale of the weather's most vicious monster--the supercell tornado--that recreates the origins of meteorology, and the quirky, pioneering, weather-obsessed scientists who helped change America.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lee Sandlin
ISBN: 9780307378521 0307378527
OCLC Number: 795758120
Notes: Map on lining papers.
Description: xxv, 266 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : Ghost riders --
Prologue : The pillar in the storm --
pt. 1. The thunder house --
The electricians --
A little more of the marvelous --
To treat Master Franklin --
pt. 2. The storm war --
The so-called tornado --
The philosophy of storms --
Under the map --
One dead, one exhausted, one converted --
The finger of God --
pt. 3. Red wind and tornado green --
The great American desert --
The night watch --
Premonitory symptoms --
Violent local storms --
How to escape --
The desert is no more --
The book of failure --
An awful commotion --
pt. 4. The mystery of severe storms --
Canvas and cellophane --
The unfriendly sky --
Visible effects of the invisible --
Epilogue : The wild hunt.
Responsibility: Lee Sandlin.

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A riveting tale of the weather's most vicious monster--the supercell tornado--that recreates the origins of meteorology, and the quirky, pioneering, weather-obsessed scientists who helped change America.

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