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

著者: Lee Sandlin
出版商: New York : Pantheon Books, ©2013.
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With 16 pages of black-and-white illustrationsFrom the acclaimed author of Wicked River comes Storm Kings, a riveting tale of supercell tornadoes and the quirky, pioneering, weather-obsessed scientists whose discoveries created the science of modern meteorology.While tornadoes have occasionally been spotted elsewhere, only the central plains of North America have the perfect conditions for their creation. For the  再读一些...
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类型/形式: Electronic books
附加的形体格式: Print version:
(DLC)2012027314
材料类型: 文献, 互联网资源
文件类型: 互联网资源, 计算机文档
所有的著者/提供者: Lee Sandlin
ISBN: 9780307378521 0307378527 9781299240827 1299240828
OCLC号码: 841908597
描述: 1 online resource (xxv, 266 p., [16] p. of plates) : ill., maps.
责任: Lee Sandlin.

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With 16 pages of black-and-white illustrationsFrom the acclaimed author of Wicked River comes Storm Kings, a riveting tale of supercell tornadoes and the quirky, pioneering, weather-obsessed scientists whose discoveries created the science of modern meteorology.While tornadoes have occasionally been spotted elsewhere, only the central plains of North America have the perfect conditions for their creation. For the early settlers the sight of a funnel cloud was an unearthly event. They called it the "Storm King," and their descriptions bordered on the supernatural: it glowed green or red, it whistled or moaned or sang. In Storm Kings, Lee Sandlin explores America's fascination with and unique relationship to tornadoes. From Ben Franklin's early experiments to the "great storm war" of the nineteenth century to heartland life in the early twentieth century, Sandlin re-creates with vivid descriptions some of the most devastating storms in...

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