Hurricanes

Hurricanes

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Takes young readers on an in-depth exploration of one of the most awe-inspiring and devastating events in nature: hurricanes

This dramatic nonfiction picture book is intensified through arresting full-color photographs and satellite images.

Award-winning science writer Seymour Simon explains what hurricanes are and how they develop; what storm surges are; and the basics of forecasting and precautions that families should take.

Booklist commented: "This is unsurpassed for kindling interest in a scientific subject and communicating an understanding of its scope and significance."
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 258 x 263 x 9mm | 408g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Updated ed.
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0061170720
  • 9780061170720
  • 2,195,179

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Hurricanes. Typhoons. Cyclones. No matter what you call them, these formidable, swirling storms are the most devastating events in nature. hurricanes takes young readers on an in-depth exploration of one of the most awe-inspiring phenomena on Earth! This dramatic account of hurricanes and the disasters they leave behind, including Andrew and Katrina, are intensified through arresting full-color photographs and satellite images. Award-winning science writer Seymour Simon has teamed up with the Smithsonian Institution to bring you a new, updated edition of his acclaimed look at this astonishing, and often terrifying, natural disaster.
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65 ratings
4.16 out of 5 stars
5 40% (26)
4 42% (27)
3 15% (10)
2 2% (1)
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