book. In addition, he uses several occasions to make (1953). Of these three books, the pictures all had the "Top Ten" lists, including a chronological listing of same quality, but that should not deter those interested the most significant severe weather events that led to in tornadoes from reading this book. A few color pic- the knowledge on tornado formation; an elaborate list tures probably would have enhanced the book qual- of "storm chase highlights," describing chronologi- ity (and also the price). cally those special chases that helped understand and I recommend this book to anyone interested in tor- study tornadoes; and a listing of tornadoes outside the nadoes and its storied history. Nobody covers the his- United States, including the highly devastating tory of tornadoes as well as Tom Grazulis. This book Bangladesh tornado in 1989. is a "must have" for meteorologists and tornado en- The pictures were well selected for this work and thusiasts. It is also a book for those who aspire to complimented the topics well. The quality made it become meteorologists specializing in severe storms hard to distinguish between those taken in the 1930s and tornadoes, as well as anyone just interested in and those in the 1990s. This did seem to be more of a tornadoes. The book will serve as an excellent refer- trait by the publishers. I compared the book with not ence on tornadoes for many years to come.—Daniel only the author's previous works, but also those re- McCarthy cently published, for example, Scanning the Skies: The History of Tornado Forecasting, by Marlene Daniel McCarthy is a warning coordination me- Bradford, and the author's favorite reference, Torna- teorologist for the NOAA Storm Prediction Center in does of the United States, by Snowden D. Flora Norman, Oklahoma. • American Geophysical Union, Orders, 2000 Florida Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20009; Telephone: 800-966-2482; Web site: http://www.agu.org Kluwer Academic, 101 Philip Drive, Norwell, MA 02061; Telephone: 617-871-6600; Web site: http://www.wkap.nl The Pennsylvania State University Press, 820 North University Dr., University Support Bldg. 1, Suite C, University Park, PA 16802-1008; Telephone: 814-865-1327; Web site: http:/ /www.psupress.org University of Oklahoma Press, University of Oklahoma Press, 4100 28th Ave NW, Norman, OK 73069; Telephone: 405-325-6531; Web site: http://www.ou.edu/oupress/index.htm WIT Press, Ashurst Lodge, Ashurst, Southampton, S040 7AA, United Kingdom; Telephone: 44 (0) 238 029 3223; Web site: http://www.cmp.co.uk Vintage Books, David Hyde, 299 Park Ave., 4th Floor, NY, NY 1017 Yale University Press, P.O. Box 209040, New Haven, CT 06520-9040; Telephone: 203- 432-0960; Web site: http://www.yale.edu/yup Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 2749
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Published: Dec 1, 2001
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