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

作者: Lee Sandlin
出版商: New York : Pantheon Books, ©2013.
版本/格式:   電子書 : 文獻 : 英語所有版本和格式的總覽
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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  再讀一些...
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類型/形式: Electronic books
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(DLC)2012027314
資料類型: 文獻, 網際網路資源
文件類型: 網路資源, 電腦資料
所有的作者/貢獻者: Lee Sandlin
ISBN: 9780307378521 0307378527 9781299240827 1299240828
OCLC系統控制編碼: 841908597
描述: 1 online resource (xxv, 266 p., [16] p. of plates) : ill., maps.
責任: 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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