Hunting Nature's Fury - 
      Roger Hill
    
      Peter Bronski

Hunting Nature's Fury

A Storm Chaser's Obsession with Tornadoes, Hurricanes, and other Natural Disasters

; Peter Bronski

Each year, at least 1,200 tornadoes batter the United States. While most occur in Tornado Alley--a vast, weather-beaten swath of middle America-in truth, tornadoes can occur almost anywhere. And where there are tornadoes, there are storm chasers. Les mer
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Each year, at least 1,200 tornadoes batter the United States. While most occur in Tornado Alley--a vast, weather-beaten swath of middle America-in truth, tornadoes can occur almost anywhere. And where there are tornadoes, there are storm chasers. They come in all shapes and sizes, from hobbyists to researchers to professional chasers. There is one, however, who stands well above the rest: Roger Hill. Hunting Nature's Fury tells the story of Roger Hill and his love affair with storm chasing, taking you on a suspenseful and dramatic ride across the Great Plains, into the Deep South, even into the eyes of such recent hurricanes as Katrina. You'll accompany Hill as he braves close calls, makes history, and gains insight into the science of severe weather. This is a story of a storm chaser obsessed with the storms that almost killed him; of resiliency in the face of disaster; and of humility in the presence of the awesome power of nature. Includes eight color pages of jaw-dropping photos taken by Hill showing many of the storms chronicled in the book.
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Forlag: Wilderness Press
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Språk: Engelsk
ISBN: 9780899975115
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Acknowledgments


Prologue


Chapter One: A Boyhood Fascination


Chapter Two: The Science of Tornado Genesis


Chapter Three: A Storm Chaser Is Born


Chapter Four: Work and Play Collide


Chapter Five: Tornado Therapy


Chapter Six: Too Close for Comfort


Chapter Seven: Lost and Found


Chapter Eight: We're Gonna Die!


Chapter Nine: Probe Launch


Chapter Ten: The Streak


Chapter Eleven: Katrina


Chapter Twelve: Close to Home


Chapter Thirteen: A Long, Rewarding Journey


Chapter Fourteen: March Madness


Chapter Fifteen: Supertyphoon


Epilogue


Glossary of Weather Terms


Bibliography


About the Authors
As a professional storm chaser, Hill has witnessed some 400 tornadoes and hurricanes in his lifetime and has captured them on film for every major TV network, plus National Geographic, The Weather Channel, The Discovery Channel, and The Learning Channel. He is co-owner of Silver Lining Tours, America's leading storm-chasing tour company. Peter Bronski is the author of At the Mercy of the Mountains: True Stories of Survival and Tragedy in New York's Adirondacks and the Wilderness Press guide Powder Ghost Towns: Epic Backcountry Runs in Colorado's Lost Ski Resorts.