Saturday, August 27, 2011


Product Details    "The area a hurricane covers can be quite expansive from 100 to 300 miles wide. Most of the hurricane activity that we see begins "over the Atlantic Ocean north of the equator." It is then they start their willy nilly journeys which usually last for about a week. The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale is a predictor that indicates just how strong a storm can be. They range from Category 1 to the extremely destructive Category 5 that New Orleans experienced with Hurricane Katrina. In this book you learn about the particulars of each category, you'll get a glimpse at some devastating historical hurricanes, you'll see how hurricanes are forecasted and tracked, you'll learn about storm watches, hurricane warnings, how to prepare for a storm, and you'll learn some interesting facts. 

This swirling, fascinating book is an interesting way to learn about hurricanes. I loved the setup of this book and if you have also read "Tornadoes" by Gail Gibbons you will have a good idea of how nicely she relays important information about nature's wondrous wrath. The first few pages discuss and illustrate how storms are formed. When the storm categories are discussed, you can read about and visual compare the differences. For example, in the aftermath of a Category one you can see the storm in action and when it is done you can see people out picking up the mess and surveying the damage like shingle loss, broken windows and scattered tree limbs. This is not only a fun book to read, but a very informative one!" - Hurricanes by Gail Gibbons on AMAZON.COM

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a great book! My co-author teaches about storms- I will tell her about this book!



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