Twister Tales is an information packed book in an easy to read and understand format. As a former Geography teacher I was surprised how much I still had to learn about one of natures most feared and interesting challenges. Twister Tales takes you through all tornado myths dissecting both the truths and fictional parts of each. It also is a great review of the history of both the largest storms and most prolific series of storms to hit the the US. I was surprised that the US not only has more tornadoes than other countries but we have a huge percentage of tornados compared to the rest of the world. The book emphasizes the necessity of the human component still needed in forecasting. It will make a great resource for science classrooms, homeschool area of study, and of course for all the future storm chasers out there. ~ Review by Dana Blackwell
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Did you know the Tornado Warning false alarm rate is 70%? This number is straight from the National Weather Service. Find out why in “Twister Tales: Unraveling Tornado Myths“.
Find out what Doppler radar can (and can’t) tell you. What’s the connection between green skies and tornadoes? Why driving away from a tornado may not always be a bad thing to do…
The Top 10 Deadliest tornadoes in the U.S….accounts of each one… freakish tornado happenings, tales of good (and bad) luck in the path of twisters “Be Weather Aware” sections help you put together a game plan before storms show up. This book makes a great read for anyone that enjoys weather or science!
LaNore says he wrote the “Twister Tales” book to reach a more mature audience (middle school to adult). He finds meteorological myths frustrating and weather history intriguing, so the mission was to “write about both in the book.” ~ stevelanore.com