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Hunting Nature's Fury: A Storm Chaser's Obsession with Tornadoes, Hurricanes, and other Natural Disasters
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 ...more
Paperback, 206 pages
Published October 5th 2009 by Wilderness Press
(first published September 15th 2009)
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First hand accounts from storm Chaser Roger Hill. Obviously passionate about weather and slightly insane, this book charts the beginning of his passion - his own near miss with a tornado that struck his home - and how it became all consuming, leaving his work and family to chase tornados. As these are first hand accounts from someone up close, they read a bit like watching the movie Twister - flying cars and livestock included. Plenty of enthusiasm in the accounts and you learn a lot at the same ...more
Not exactly what I was hoping for. Roger does state his passion for storm chasing but does not come through the pages to me. Has one photo caption that is exciting with no story to back it. Overall, it is an easy read that does give some information about chasing tornadoes.
This book is very detailed, at times so much so it can be repetitive but it details the adventures of a Storm Chaser starting out in his career and well down the line. Not sure where the "other Natural Disasters" comes into it as it mainly concerns tornadoes and Hurricane Katerina. This is a very interesting read though.