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  • Deadly Seasonby Kevin Simmons; Sutter Daniel

    Springer 2012; US$ 19.95

    In 2011, despite continued developments in forecasting, tracking, and warning technology, the United States was hit by the deadliest tornado season in decades. More than 1,200 tornadoes touched down, shattering communities and their safety nets and killing more than 500 people—a death toll unmatched since 1953. Drawing on the unique analysis described... more...

  • DK Readers L2: Twisters!by Kate Hayden

    DK Publishing 2010; US$ 3.99

    Twisters! begins with the story of Rob, a farmer in Texas, who is suddenly caught up in a tornado that smashes the windows of his house and hurls his truck into the sky. The book then moves on to factual information about how tornadoes form, how they cause damage, and how scientists track them and warn people to take shelter. more...

  • Tornado Hunterby Stefan Bechtel; Tim Samaras; Greg Forbes

    National Geographic Society 2009; US$ 24.00

    Like the deadly tornadoes it documents, this potent combination of high adventure and hard science is terrifyingly timely in our era of global warming and climate change. The Weather Channel, now America's most watched programming, has in recent years shown us a relentless series of hurricanes, tsunamis, earthquakes, and eruptions killing thousands,... more...

  • America's Deadliest Twisterby Geoff Partlow

    Southern Illinois University Press 2014; US$ 19.95

    Disaster relief as we know it did not exist when the deadliest tornado in U.S. history gouged a path from southeast Missouri through southern Illinois and into southwestern Indiana. The tri-state tornado of 1925 hugged the ground for 219 miles, generated wind speeds in excess of 300 miles per hour, and killed 695 people. Drawing on survivor interviews,... more...

  • Storm Warningby Nancy Mathis

    Touchstone 2007; US$ 16.99

    The Perfect Storm on the prairie, Storm Warning is a compulsively readable account of one of the most terrible tornadoes in history -- and the extraordinary people who kept it from becoming the deadliest. May 3, 1999, is a day that Oklahomans will never forget. By the time the sun set over a ravaged plain, some 71 tornadoes had claimed 11,000... more...

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