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The Resource Big weather : chasing tornadoes in the heart of America, Mark Svenvold

Big weather : chasing tornadoes in the heart of America, Mark Svenvold

Label
Big weather : chasing tornadoes in the heart of America
Title
Big weather
Title remainder
chasing tornadoes in the heart of America
Statement of responsibility
Mark Svenvold
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Following an eccentric band of storm chasers during tornado season, a writer delves deep into our fascination with catastrophic weather. Why is it that devastating weather--and tornadoes in particular--maintain a primal hold on our collective imagination? With his guide Matt Biddle, an Ahab-like veteran storm chaser, Svenvold draws a portrait of a culture enamored by extremes. Along the way, he encounters an assortment of characters out of a Fellini film, a subculture of catastrophilia. At the heart of the excitement are the awe-inspiring events themselves--a tornado that levels a small town, and the look back at the central Oklahoma tornado outbreak that included the single-most destructive tornado in US history
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Svenvold, Mark
Dewey number
551.55/3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QC955.5.U6
LC item number
S75 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Tornadoes
Label
Big weather : chasing tornadoes in the heart of America, Mark Svenvold
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A John Macrae book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [265]-275) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm57193216
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
289 pages
Isbn
9780805076462
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2004060753
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780805076462
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • 786377
  • (Sirsi) o57193216
Label
Big weather : chasing tornadoes in the heart of America, Mark Svenvold
Publication
Note
"A John Macrae book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [265]-275) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm57193216
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
289 pages
Isbn
9780805076462
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2004060753
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780805076462
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • 786377
  • (Sirsi) o57193216

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