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by Roger Hill

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First hand accounts from storm Chaser Roger Hill. Obviously passionate about weather and slightly insane, this book charts the beginning of his passion - his own near miss with a tornado that struck his home - and how it became all consuming, leaving his work and family to chase tornados. As these are first hand accounts from someone up close, they read a bit like watching the movie Twister - flying cars and livestock included. Plenty of enthusiasm in the accounts and you learn a lot at the same time. It makes interesting reading, not dry and Hill's obsession is clear,concentrating on the beauty he finds in the storms rather than exploring the tragedy it leaves in its wake. ( )
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0899975119, Paperback)

Each year, at least 1,200 tornadoes batter the United States. While most occur in Tornado Alley a vast, weather-beaten swath of middle America in truth, tornadoes can occur almost anywhere. And where there are tornadoes, there are storm chasers. They come in all shapes and sizes, from hobbyists to researchers to professional chasers. There is one, however, who stands well above the rest: Roger Hill.

Hunting Nature's Fury tells the story of Roger Hill and his love affair with storm chasing, taking you on a suspenseful and dramatic ride across the Great Plains, into the Deep South, even into the eyes of such recent hurricanes as Katrina. You'll accompany Hill as he braves close calls, makes history, and gains insight into the science of severe weather. This is a story of a storm chaser obsessed with the storms that almost killed him; of resiliency in the face of disaster; and of humility in the presence of the awesome power of nature.

Includes eight color pages of jaw-dropping photos taken by Hill showing many of the storms chronicled in the book.

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