Into the Storm
Violent Tornadoes, Killer Hurricanes, and Death-Defying Adventures in Extreme Weather
Publication Date: September 6, 2011
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An eye-of-the-hurricane view of storm chasing from the star of the Discovery Channel hit series Storm Chasers.
Only one in ten chases actually intercept a tornado-unless you're Reed Timmer. The thrill-seeking meteorologist and star of Storm Chasers has followed and faced down more violent tornadoes than anyone. Into the Storm brings readers into the mind of this man and his mission-collecting data that could save lives-in the terrifying, awe-inspiring world of big weather.
Into the Storm is also a fascinating look at the science of weather-what causes extreme conditions, its connection to climate change, and how a tornado gets its stovepipe structure.
Reed Timmer, Ph.D., has intercepted over 300 extreme tornadoes, hurricanes, and blizzards. He holds a Ph.D. in meteorology from the University of Oklahoma.
Andrew Tilin is a contributing editor at Outside and Wired whose work has been seen in the New York Times, Slate, Runner's World, Yoga Journal, and Backpacker.