The Tornado

The Tornado

Nature's Ultimate Windstorm

Book - 2001
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Univ of Oklahoma Pr
Tornadoes occur everywhere in the United States, and each region of the nation has its own tornado season. Tornadoes have crossed mountains. Some have lasted more than an hour, scouring the earth with 250 mile-per-hour winds, and some have carried automobiles a half-mile and leveled sturdy homes. In The Tornado: Nature’s Ultimate Windstorm, Thomas P. Grazulis re-creates the incredible drama that so often accompanies tornadoes, and he provides detailed meteorological and statistical information about these marvels—and terrors—of nature.

How often does a tornado hit a particular location? How fast are its winds? Do tornadoes really seek out trailer parks? How many tornadoes hit the United States every year? How big can tornadoes get? Grazulis addresses all these questions and more in this book about one of the most destructive forces, and fascinating scientific puzzles, on the planet.

Baker & Taylor
A guide to tornado formation and lifecycle also covers such topics as forecasting, wind speeds, tornado myths, tornado safety, risks, and records, along with accounts of the deadliest tornadoes in the United States.

Book News
Accounts of tornado touchdowns add human interest to this explanation of the tornado phenomenon for general readers. Tornado formation and lifecycle, forecasting, and wind speeds are addressed, as well as tornado myths and safety, tornado records, tornado risk, and tornadoes outside the US. A list of the deadliest US tornadoes is included, along with b&w photos of tornadoes and their aftermath. The author is director of the Tornado Project and fellow of the American Meteorological Society. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Norman, Okla. : University of Oklahoma Press, c2001
ISBN: 9780806132587
Branch Call Number: 551.553 GRA
Characteristics: xix, 324 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm


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