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Into the Storm

Violent Tornadoes, Killer Hurricanes, And Death-defying Adventures In Extreme Weather

By Reed Timmer

Reed Timmer, a star of the top rated Storm Chasers on the Discovery Channel is one of the most successful and most extreme storm chasers in the world. His is a job that requires science and bravado, knowledge and instinct just to survive, never mind excel. Now, in Into the Storm, he takes readers inside the terrifying and awe- inspiring world of big weather.

Published to coincide with the fourth season's premiere, Into the Storm is Timmer's dramatic account of his extraordinary profession. Featuring stories of the three-hundred- plus extreme tornados, hurricanes, or blizzards that Timmer has watched ring-side over the last decade-storms that include the killer F5 tornado that struck Moore, Oklahoma, in May 1999; the unprecedented, devastating storm surge of Hurricane Katrina; and the little-studied but enormously powerful storm systems in places like Canada and Argentina. As a Ph.D. candidate in meteorology, Timmer is after more than just an adrenaline rush-his stories feature fascinating insights into the science of storms, and how the data he is collecting will could possibly save lives. With a firsthand perspective on the storm-chasing community, Timmer also takes readers inside this world, examining his controversial obsession and the ethical debates it sparks.
Featuring the same you-are-there immediacy that attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors to Timmer's web site tornadovideos.net, every month, Into the Storm is one wild-and informative-ride.

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Publish Date

2010

ISBN

9780525951933


Format: Book
Author: Timmer, Reed
Summary: Reed Timmer, a star of the Discovery Channel's Storm Chasers, is one of the world's most successful and most extreme storm chasers. His is a job that requires science and bravado, knowledge and instinct just to survive, never mind excel. Here, he takes readers inside the awe-inspiring world of big weather. Featuring stories of the over 300 tornadoes, hurricanes, or blizzards that Timmer has watched ringside over the last decade, from Hurricane Katrina to little-studied storm systems in places like Canada and Argentina. As a Ph.D. candidate in meteorology, Timmer is after more than just an adrenaline rush--his stories feature insights into the science of storms, and how the data he is collecting could possibly save lives. He also takes readers inside the storm-chasing community, examining his controversial obsession and the ethical debates it sparks.--From publisher description.
Title: Into the storm : violent tornadoes, killer hurricanes, and death-defying adventures in extreme weather / Reed Timmer with Andrew Tilin.
Publisher Date: New York, NY : Dutton, 2010.
Subject: Severe storms -- Miscellanea. Storm chasers -- Psychology. Storm chasers -- United States.
Isbn: 9780525951933 (hardcover) 0525951938 (hardcover)
Current Holds: 1
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Call Number: 551.55092 Tim
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Format: Book
Author: Timmer, Reed
Summary: Reed Timmer, a star of the Discovery Channel's Storm Chasers, is one of the world's most successful and most extreme storm chasers. His is a job that requires science and bravado, knowledge and instinct just to survive, never mind excel. Here, he takes readers inside the awe-inspiring world of big weather. Featuring stories of the over 300 tornadoes, hurricanes, or blizzards that Timmer has watched ringside over the last decade, from Hurricane Katrina to little-studied storm systems in places like Canada and Argentina. As a Ph.D. candidate in meteorology, Timmer is after more than just an adrenaline rush--his stories feature insights into the science of storms, and how the data he is collecting could possibly save lives. He also takes readers inside the storm-chasing community, examining his controversial obsession and the ethical debates it sparks.--From publisher description.
Title: Into the storm : violent tornadoes, killer hurricanes, and death-defying adventures in extreme weather / Reed Timmer with Andrew Tilin.
Publisher, Date: New York, NY : Dutton, 2010.
Description: 282 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Severe storms -- Miscellanea.
Subjects: Storm chasers -- Psychology.
Subjects: Storm chasers -- United States.
Other Author: Tilin, Andrew
LCCN: 2010033101
ISBN: 9780525951933 (hardcover)
ISBN: 0525951938 (hardcover)
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Available Copies: 0
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: 551.55092 Tim