Into the Storm

Into the Storm

[violent Tornadoes, Killer Hurricanes and Death-defying Adventures in Extreme Weather]

Unknown - 2010
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Reed Timmer 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. It's a job some people would kill for. But most prefer to let Timmer take the risks while they watch from the safety of their homes. Reed Timmer is a star of Storm Chasers , one of the Discovery Channel's top-rated shows.

Into the Storm is Timmer's dramatic account of his extraordinary profession. Each chapter features the story of one of the three-hundred-plus extreme tornadoes, hurricanes, or blizzards that Timmer has intercepted 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, including a recent trip in which Timmer realized he was the only storm chaser in South America and was able to intercept super cells in the most prolific hail-producing region in the world. 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 someday save lives. With a firsthand perspective on the storm-chasing community, Timmer also takes listeners inside this world, examining his controversial obsession and the ethical debates it sparks.

Featuring the same you-are-there immediacy that attracts more than 100,000 visitors to Timmer's Web site every month, Into the Storm is one wild--and informative--ride.
Publisher: [Old Saybrook, CT] : Tantor Audio, p2010.
ISBN: 9781400167890
1400167892
Branch Call Number: AUDIOBK MP3 551.5509 TIMMER R
Characteristics: 1 audio disc (9 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Tilin, Andrew
Swanson, Joshua 1978-

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