Eye of the Storm (Hardcover)

NASA, Drones, and the Race to Crack the Hurricane Code (Scientists in the Field Series)

By Amy Cherrix

HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780544411654, 80pp.

Publication Date: April 25, 2017

List Price: 18.99*
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Description

Ten million Americans live in hurricane danger zones, but how do we know if or when to evacuate? We must predict both when a storm will strike and how strong it will be. A daring NASA earth science mission may have finally found a way to crack this hurricane code.

Dr. Scott Braun is the principal investigator for the Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel mission (HS3), which flies repurposed military drone over hurricanes so that scientists can gather data. But the stakes are high and time is running out.

In the first Scientists in the Field book entirely about weather, meet the NASA team on the cutting edge of meteorological field science. 

 


About the Author

Amy Cherrix holds a Master’s degree in children’s literature from Simmons College and works as a children’s book buyer at a fiercely independent bookstore. She is the author of Scientists in the Field title  Eye of the Storm: NASA, Drones, and the Race to Crack the Hurricane Code. Visit her at amycherrix.com.


Praise For Eye of the Storm: NASA, Drones, and the Race to Crack the Hurricane Code (Scientists in the Field Series)

"Well researched and engagingly written, this is an occasionally fascinating entry on hurricane prediction for middle schoolers. Robust science collections should consider." –SLJ

"...the team’s mission unfolds in such a gripping fashion that readers will be hooked. This book will be particularly eye-opening to those with an interest in severe weather."–Booklist

"Cherrix provides clear and informative background on storm formation . . ." –Horn Book