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Storm Kings: America's First Tornado Chasers

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With 16 pages of black-and-white illustrations

In Storm Kings, Lee Sandlin retraces America's fascination and unique relationship to tornadoes and the weather. From Ben Franklin's early experiments, to "the great storm debates" of the nineteenth century, to heartland life in the early twentieth century, Sandlin shows how tornado chasing helped foster the birth of meteorology, recreating with vivid descriptions some of the most devastating storms in America's history. Drawing on memoirs, letters, eyewitness testimonies, and numerous archives, Sandlin brings to life the forgotten characters and scientists that changed a nation and how successive generations came to understand and finally coexist with the spiraling menace that could erase lives and whole towns in an instant.

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Lee Sandlin is the author of Wicked River: The Mississippi When It Last Ran Wild and reviews books for The Wall Street Journal. His essay “Losing the War” was included in the anthology The New Kings of Nonfiction. He lives in Chicago.

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ISBN:
9780307473585
Author:
Sandlin, Lee
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Weather
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Publication Date:
20140331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 PP. BandW; MAP
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8 x 5.18 x 0.68 in 0.64 lb

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Biography » General
History and Social Science » US History » General
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » General
Science and Mathematics » Physics » Meteorology

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