Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Hurricanes (book review)

From ForeWord This Week (9-10-08) [e-newsletter]:

"Hurricanes by Jack Williams and Stephen Leatherman (978-0-7603-2992-4) explores Earths fiercest storms with fifty color photos and descriptions of hurricane behavior. ...

The book looks at U.S Air Force Reserve pilots who fly into hurricanes to provide wind data to forecasters.   ...

Williams and Leatherman explain that a hurricanes winds could affect more than 200 miles of coastline, and that the names of the storms come from a National Hurricane Center-approved list of mens and womens names in French, English, and Spanish that is created each year. The photographs are especially fascinating, including one taken from the eye of Katrina before she hit, ..."

by Whitney Hallberg, Managing Editor

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