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Published: 15 June 2006

196 Pages | 70 color illus, 43 halftones, 49 line illus.

8-1/2 x 11 inches

ISBN: 9780195307115

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Tornado Alley

Monster Storms of the Great Plains

Howard B. Bluestein

Tornadoes are the most violent, magnificent, and utterly unpredictable storms on earth, reaching estimated wind speeds of 300 mph and leaving trails of destruction in their wake. In Tornado Alley, Howard Bluestein draws on two decades of experience chasing and photographing tornadoes across the Plains to present a fascinating historical account of the study of tornadoes and the great thunderstorms that spawn them. For scientists, amateur weather enthusiasts, or anyone who's ever been intrigued or terrified by a darkening sky, Tornado Alley provides not only a history of tornado research but a vivid look into the origin and effects of nature's most dramatic phenomena.

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