What in the world is a hurricane? In this age of extreme weather, this newly updated edition of Gail Gibbons’ informative introduction to hurricanes, with safety tips included, answers that question.
Imagine a force that can toss boats around like toys, wash away bridges, create waves as high as eighteen feet, and change the shape of a shoreline. With fierce winds and torrential rains, hurricanes can do all of these things.
In this newly revised edition, vetted by weather experts, Gail Gibbons introduces readers to the concepts of hurricane formation, classification, weather preparedness, and the ever-evolving technology that helps us try to predict the behavior of these powerful storms.
Extensive updates include refined definitions for hurricane-related vocabulary, updated information about the wind speeds that define hurricane categories, information on emergency preparedness, and more. As these weather disturbances become more frequent and more powerful, Hurricanes
is the perfect introduction for children to this important and timely topic.
With her signature clear, colorful paintings and well-labeled diagrams, Gail Gibbons’ nonfiction titles have been called staples of any collection (Kirkus Reviews
) and offer clear, accessible introductions to complex topics for young readers beginning to explore the world.
Publisher: Holiday House
Pub Date: 01/2019
Size: 10.10h x 10.20w x 0.50d