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Author Sandlin, Lee.
Title Storm kings : the untold history of America's first tornado chasers / Lee Sandlin.
Published New York : Pantheon Books, c2013.
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 Floor4  QC955 .S26 2013    IN LIBRARY
Edition 1st ed.
Description xxv, 266 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Note Map on lining papers.
Contents Ghost riders -- The pillar in the storm -- The thunder house. The electricians ; A little more of the marvelous ; To treat Master Franklin -- The storm war. The so-called tornado ; The philosophy of storms ; Under the map ; One dead, one exhausted, one converted ; The finger of God -- Red wind and tornado green. The great American desert ; The night watch ; Premonitory symptoms ; Violent local storms ; How to escape ; The desert is no more ; The book of failure ; An awful commotion -- The mystery of severe storms. Canvas and cellophane ; The unfriendly sky ; Visible effects of the invisible -- The wild hunt.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [261]-266).
Summary A riveting tale of the weather's most vicious monster-- the supercell tornado-- that recreates the origins of meteorology, and the quirky, pioneering, weather-obsessed scientists who helped change America.
Subject Tornadoes.
Storm chasers.
ISBN 0307378527
OCLC number 795758120