Thursday, July 10, 2014

WARNINGS: The True Story of How Science Tamed the Weather

Looking for something inspiring, exciting and intriguing to read this summer? Mike's book WARNINGS is the perfect read. His writing style is passionate and dynamic and he proves himself to be a force of nature, taking you on a journey behind the scenes of the people and events that have changed the way we live.

WARNINGS is about the most massive storms of our lifetime, including Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and Ray Nagin's role in the disaster, or the Ruskin Heights, MO tornado of 1957 that lofted debris 30,000 feet into the air as reported by commercial airline pilots. The tornado that hit Udall, KS in 1955 was responsible for the "Town that died in its sleep" and Hurricane Andrew in 1992 destroyed 28,000 buildings and damaged another 110,000. The 1.7 mile wide town of Greensburg, KS was hit by a giant 1.7 mile wide tornado in May of 2007 practically wiping it off the map. The Greensburg tornado closely resembled the size and rotation pattern almost exactly of the Udall tornado that struck 52 years earlier, only thanks to the tornado warnings, only a few lives were lost.

The book reads like a novel but is the true, thrilling account over the past 50 years through the eyes of the scientific visionaries who were dedicated to saving lives and who fought to create the modern storm warning system we all take for granted today. We have sold this book to students as young as 11, and to men and women of all ages. I can say that having read it twice myself, I enjoyed it immensely and would highly recommend it to anyone who would like to know more about the weather and the unsung heroes who came before us to save countless individuals from the violent rampages of the natural world.

Buy Warnings: The True Story of How Science Tamed the Weather here!!

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