Hurricanes

by Seymour Simon Part of the Seymour Simon Science Series

With simple, clear language, Simon introduces young readers to hurricanes and other... read more

With simple, clear language, Simon introduces young readers to hurricanes and other weather-related natural disasters. Full-page action photographs, both historic and contemporary, highlight the destruction hurricanes can cause. We see cars underwater and a collapsed Dunkin’ Donuts, as well as charts and weather maps. The text explains how and why hurricanes form, how forecasters and weather professionals predict and describe tropical storms, and briefly discusses some famous hurricanes in history. Simon carefully balances the fascination factor with realistic information about the damage that hurricanes create, ending the book with hurricane safety tips that readers in some parts of the country may find particularly useful. (Ages 7–11)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2004

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