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This book introduces where, why, when, and how often hurricanes occur. Engaging text breaks down concepts for the reader, such as air pressure differences, cloud formation, updrafts, rising air, and rotating winds. Chapters highlight the progression from tropical disturbance to tropical depression to hurricane based on wind speeds, as well as hurricane structure from rain bands to the eyewall to the eye. Readers will learn how hurricanes are classified by wind speed on the Saffir-Simpson Scale, how scientists predict a storm's path to issue watches and warnings, how conditions change as a storm approaches an area, how winds and storm surge cause damage, and how to stay safe during a hurricane. Clear, helpful diagrams, full-color photographs, bold glossary words, and an index support this easy-to-read, engaging text.

Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
BISACS JNF037080, JNF051100, JNF051120
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Science & Technology
Copyright 2008
Division Abdo Publishing
Imprint Checkerboard Library
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Season 2008-01-01
ISBN 9781599289427, 9781617851438
Title Format Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks
Dewey 551.55
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 8 x 8
Guided Reading Level S
ATOS Reading Level 5.5
ATOS Interest Level LG
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 119141
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Detailed maps, Glossary of key words, Index, Informative sidebars, and Table of contents

Author: Kris Hirschmann