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Big weather: chasing tornadoes in the heart of America 1 edition

Cover of: Big weather | Mark Svenvold
About the Book

Following an eccentric band of storm chasers during tornado season, a writer delves deep into our fascination with catastrophic weather. Why is it that devastating weather--and tornadoes in particular--maintain a primal hold on our collective imagination? With his guide Matt Biddle, an Ahab-like veteran storm chaser, Svenvold draws a portrait of a culture enamored by extremes. Along the way, he encounters an assortment of characters out of a Fellini film, a subculture of catastrophilia. At the heart of the excitement are the awe-inspiring events themselves--a tornado that levels a small town, and the look back at the central Oklahoma tornado outbreak that included the single-most destructive tornado in US history.

1 edition First published in 2005

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Cover of: Big weather
Big weather: chasing tornadoes in the heart of America
2005, Henry Holt
Hardcover in English - 1st ed.


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