Into the Storm
Violent Tornadoes, Killer Hurricanes, and Death-defying Adventures in Extreme Weather
By Reed Timmer
Dutton Adult, Hardcover, 9780525951933, 288pp.
Publication Date: October 14, 2010
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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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