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by seymour simon

Download Storms epub
ISBN: 0590463209
ISBN13: 978-0590463201
Category: Science
Subcategory: Environment
Author: seymour simon
Language: English
Publisher: Scholastic Inc. (1989)
ePUB size: 1809 kb
FB2 size: 1217 kb
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 193
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I had this book as a kid, I got it fro a book fair in elementary school... My daughter found my copy and fell in love. She loves storms and weather. My copy was at least 20 years old, so it was falling apart. I was so happy to find it on amazon for such a great price. She loves her copy and is going to wear it out faster then I did mine.
It was very informative, but at a level much higher than I would expect for Reading Rainbow.
I purchased this book along with others to help with my young granddaughters fear of seeing dark sky's and the sight and sound of lightning and thunder. She has read all the books and now is dealing much better with her weather fears.
For granddaughter. She loved it!
I am not comfortable in storms and wanted more knowledge to ease my fears and this was very well written and easy to understand.
Detailed and thorough descriptions of lightening/thunder storms, tornadoes and hurricanes are given. There is plenty of information about what we know about how the storm is created, the role of electricity in the storm, etc. What people should do if they are caught in a storm so that the risk of personal injury is lessened is also explained in detail. Hail is explained with a wonderful photo of a cross-section of a large hailstone. The damage and injury that hail can do is explained in detail. There are brief descriptions of two types of clouds. Simple rainstorms are not discussed, and not every type of cloud is addressed.
I felt that the author should have included an explanation of how certain storms are regional or more likely to occur in certain areas of North America. Warnings of death, airplane flight issues, and injury are given, so be forewarned if you are reading this to very young readers. There is no mention as to the frequency of the storms, which had my child worried that we'd soon encounter a tornado (even though they are extremely rare in our area of the country and despite the fact that I censored out some of the scarier results of the storms).
NOTE: After I read "Storms" and wrote the above review I read his separate books focused on one topic: "Hurricanes" and "Lightning". The books which focus on one topic are actually more interesting in style of writing, contain more information about where storms hit, details of how dangerous they are or are not, and give many more specific and wonderful photographs. Therefore I prefer the books that focus on one individual topic. "Storms" seems to boil down the information in a way that is not equal to reading the individual books. For this reason I will rate this book a 4, and I rate the individual books a 5.
The photographs are stunning and depict everything covered: from gorgeous lightening to large storm fronts, to hurricanes with the eye visible, to a series of photos of a tornado, going from its' beginning to end. I feel the high quality photographs are key to maintaining the interest level of the child and they help the child understand and remember the information.
Informational book—grandson loves it