Forces of Nature
From violent volcanic eruptions disrupting air travel to the destructive power of water and wind, the 21st century has dawned with dramatic reminders that even today we do not control the forces of nature. In Xtreme Forces of Nature, reluctant readers are drawn into the science behind the drama through modern full-color photos from around the world. From the tornadoes in Joplin, Missouri, to Japan's Honshu tsunami, bold images bring an understanding and respect for the power of the natural world. Information includes basic science behind each force, as well as statistics and survival strategies.