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What causes tornadoes? How accurately can they be predicted? How large can they grow? The University of Oklahoma Press indulges the curiosity of those fascinated by these whirling scourges in two books. In The Tornado: Nature's Ultimate Windstorm, meteorologist Thomas P. Grazulis authoritatively conveys the science and thrill of tornadoes. His stories of "storm-chasing" and stats about "Individual Tornadoes Causing $200 Million or More in 1999 Inflation-Adjusted Damage" lend weight and immediacy to his accessible book.
Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
I strongly recommend this book for anyone interested in tornadoes and wishing to learn more about the subject. Read morePublished on Nov. 29 2002 by Donald Giuliano
In 1953, the University of Oklahoma Press launched its biggest seller to date with "Tornadoes of the United States" by Snowden D. Flora. Read morePublished on June 6 2001 by Roger Edwards
Many readers in Oklahoma know the scenario all to well. Typically the spring or summer day begins warm and clear with a sometimes hazy blue tint to the sky shimmering with... Read morePublished on May 21 2001 by Charles M. Nobles
Thomas P. Grazulis has obviously dedicated a good part of his life to studying Tornadoes. This book has "labor of love" written many times over between its pages. Read morePublished on May 2 2001 by Brian D. Rubendall
This book is an excellent introduction into the whole phenomenon of tornadoes. Grazulis presents an extremely well-written and researched work which is a superb primer for anyone... Read morePublished on April 19 2001 by Sean L. Richardson
Out of all the books on tornadoes, and severe weather, this is the most comprehensive book on tornadoes to date. T.P. Read morePublished on April 6 2001