Eye of the Storm: Inside the World's Deadliest Hurricanes, Tornadoes, and Blizzards


Killer tornadoes, Hurricane Georges, and the Blizzard of '96 number among the wild forces that leave unimaginable destruction in their wake. What ignites those terrifying bolts of lightning that shoot down from the heavens? What sparks those torrential downpours that flood towns in a matter of minutes? Why do these merciless acts of nature lure us to our windows although they destroy everything in sight?

Jeff Rosenfeld takes us on a whirlwind adventure through the world's deadliest storms. He describes meteorologists flying through 200-mph hurricanes with winds pummeling their planes and chasing tornadoes across the desolate desert. This unprecedented work follows these brave scientists into the eye of the storm, eloquently explaining the science behind snowflakes, hail, and even the ghostly glow emanating from inside tornadoes.

Illuminating and highly entertaining, Eye of the Storm reveals that, behind the power of the tumultuous heavens, there lies a majestic, yet deadly beauty. After reading this engrossing, turbulent saga of bravery, creativity, danger, and intrigue, you'll never look at a storm the same way again.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1999


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