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The Resource The man who caught the storm : the life of legendary tornado chaser Tim Samaras, Brantley Hargrove

The man who caught the storm : the life of legendary tornado chaser Tim Samaras, Brantley Hargrove

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The man who caught the storm : the life of legendary tornado chaser Tim Samaras
Title
The man who caught the storm
Title remainder
the life of legendary tornado chaser Tim Samaras
Statement of responsibility
Brantley Hargrove
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
At the turn of the twenty-first century, the tornado was one of the last true mysteries of the modern world. It was a monster that ravaged the American heartland a thousand times each year, yet science's every effort to divine its inner workings had ended in failure. Researchers all but gave up, until the arrival of an outsider. In a field of PhDs, Tim Samaras didn't attend a day of college in his life. He chased storms with brilliant tools of his own invention and pushed closer to the tornado than anyone else ever dared. When he achieved what meteorologists had deemed impossible, it was as if he had snatched the fire of the gods. Yet even as he transformed the field, Samaras kept on pushing. As his ambitions grew, so did the risks. And when he finally met his match--in a faceoff against the largest tornado ever recorded--it upended everything he thought he knew. Brantley Hargrove delivers a masterful tale, chronicling the life of Tim Samaras in all its triumph and tragedy. He takes readers inside the thrill of the chase, the captivating science of tornadoes, and the remarkable character of a man who walked the line between life and death in pursuit of knowledge
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hargrove, Brantley
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Samaras, Tim
  • Storm chasers
  • Tornadoes
  • Severe storms
  • Meteorology
Label
The man who caught the storm : the life of legendary tornado chaser Tim Samaras, Brantley Hargrove
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
20433905
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
295 pages
Isbn
9781476796093
Lccn
2018014605
Label
The man who caught the storm : the life of legendary tornado chaser Tim Samaras, Brantley Hargrove
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
20433905
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
295 pages
Isbn
9781476796093
Lccn
2018014605

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