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Into the Storm: Violent Tornadoes, Killer Hurricanes, and Death-Defying Adventures in Extreme Weather

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Reed Timmer, a star of the top rated Storm Chasers on the Discovery Channel is one of the most successful and most extreme storm chasers in the world. His is a job that requires science and bravado, knowledge and instinct just to survive, never mind excel. Now, in Into the Storm, he takes readers inside the terrifying and awe- inspiring world of big weather.

Published to coincide with the fourth season's premiere, Into the Storm is Timmer's dramatic account of his extraordinary profession. Featuring stories of the three-hundred- plus extreme tornados, hurricanes, or blizzards that Timmer has watched ring-side over the last decade-storms that include the killer F5 tornado that struck Moore, Oklahoma, in May 1999; the unprecedented, devastating storm surge of Hurricane Katrina; and the little-studied but enormously powerful storm systems in places like Canada and Argentina. As a Ph.D. candidate in meteorology, Timmer is after more than just an adrenaline rush-his stories feature fascinating insights into the science of storms, and how the data he is collecting will could possibly save lives. With a firsthand perspective on the storm-chasing community, Timmer also takes readers inside this world, examining his controversial obsession and the ethical debates it sparks.

Featuring the same you-are-there immediacy that attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors to Timmer's web site tornadovideos.net, every month, Into the Storm is one wild-and informative-ride.

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Synopsis:

The star of Discovery Channel's "Storm Chasers" takes readers along on a wild and informative ride into tornados, hurricanes, and blizzards, in this dramatic account of his extraordinary profession. 8-page full-color insert.

About the Author

Reed Timmer is a star of Discovery's Storm Chasers and one of the most successful and most extreme storm chasers in the world. In 2010 he will receive a Ph.D. in meteorology from the University of Oklahoma.

Andrew Tilin is a contributing editor at Outside and Wired whose work has also appeared in The New York Times, Backpacker, Yoga Journal, Slate, and Runner's World. He lives in Oakland, CA.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780525951933
Subtitle:
Violent Tornadoes, Killer Hurricanes, and Death-defying Adventures in Extreme Weather
Author:
Timmer, Reed
Author:
Timmer, Ph.D., Reed
Publisher:
Dutton Adult
Subject:
Weather
Subject:
Natural Disasters
Subject:
Nature Studies-General
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20101014
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.26 x 6.32 x 1.09 in 1.07 lb
Age Level:
17-17

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