kf >\\)\m BOOK REVIEWS BI G WEATHER : CHASIN G TORNADOE S I N TH E HEAR T O F AMERIC A Mark Svenvold, 2005, 289 pp., $26.00, hardbound, Henry Holt, ISBN 0-8050-7646-8 ver wondered what it might be like to chase the television weather broadcast, and embarks on a storms across the High Plains of Tornado Alley three hour, 100-mile excursion to successfully avoid Ein the month o f May? Big Weather, by Mar k Sven- the storm. It is from this experience that the author's vold, will give you a taste o f th e adventure o f chasing interest in "big weather" is born . He investigates the as well as a look at the psyche of those who go out 2 6 May 200 0 storm from which he escaped, discov- in search of the big tornado. This is Mark's second ering that it produced three tornadoes and caused book; the first was also nonfiction—but far from the nearly one million dollars in damage. Four years later, subject of weather—titled Elmer McCurdy: The Mis- he is poised to begin a monthlon g adventure chasing adventures in Life and Afterlife of an American Out- storms with
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