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Tornadoes (Mega Bites) Paperback – 6 Sep 2001
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This is one of eight titles in this reference series covering a wide range of topics - from dinosaurs to explorers. This book on tornadoes includes photographs, facts and figures and relevant websites to explore.
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`It's a weird world out there........dazzle your mates with mad facts and much more in this mega new series!
In Oklahoma, a herd of cattle were sucked up by a tornado and put back unharmed!
A hurricane can be 800 km wide and create a sea surge as high as a three-storey house!
The sun's rays are a sizzling 5500 degrees C!'
96 shiny, high quality pages, split over 12 main chapters:-
What is weather?
Calm skies, angry skies
Waterspouts and dusty devils
Too much rain
Polluting the air
with a reference section, including glossary and a concise index.
Packed full of colour pictures and `weird world notes', e.g.
`Death Valley in the US got its name in 1849 when 30 people used the valley as a shortcut to the goldfields.
Air temperatures of 57 degrees C caused 12 people to die from heatstroke.'
`The sky looks blue because when blue light hits air molecules it scatters all over the sky, while all the other colours pass straight through the air to the ground.'