Clear, easy-to-read text pairs with oversized, gripping photos to introduce readers to the basics of hurricanes. Readers will learn why they happen, where they form, and how they change land and affect communities. A simple, labeled diagram illustrates the inside of a hurricane. A Case Study chapter discusses Hurricane Katrina, while a map aids comprehension. Damage, safety methods, rescue missions, measurement, and prediction are also covered. "Breaking News" fact boxes appear throughout, and the book concludes with a "News Flash!" facts page. This compelling title will leave readers feeling more informed about the hurricanes they hear about in the news. Features include a table of contents, a glossary with phonetic spellings, and an index. Big Buddy BOOKS is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.