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Tornadoes: The Science Behind Terrible Twisters

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About 1,000 tornadoes touch down in the United States every year. One of the most powerful of these struck Greensburg, Kansas, in May 2007. With wind speeds of up to 205 miles per hour, the tornado destroyed 95 percent of the town in twenty minutes. Ten people were killed. Severe weather scientists study these types of deadly storms to discover how more lives can be saved.

Hardcover, 48 pages
Published June 1st 2009 by Enslow Publishers (first published 2009)
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Apr 12, 2011 Eagle Watcher rated it liked it
I thought the book "Tornadoes" was a good book. It had some good information, and I learned about a tornado that hit Greensburg Kansas. I got to read the story and experience the story. Also I learned a lot of good vocab words, like water vapor, and hailstones. I probably wouldn't recommend it to someone who was looking for tons of information. It was more of a story with little punches of facts. That's the reason I gave it four stars.
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