Friday, August 17, 2007

Hurricane Force: In the Path of America's Deadliest Storms, by Joseph B. Treaster

A reporter for the New York Times engagingly presents the inside story of hurricanes, both the latest science and technology of forecasting and the impact on people of storms including the recent Katrina. Written by a journalist with excerpts from newspaper articles, the text draws in the reader with lots of human interest while presenting the latest technology used to describe, predict, and track hurricanes as they develop and potentially threaten populations in their path. The inside story from a reporter who was on the ground in New Orleans for Katrina and the aftermath is compelling drama.

Grades 5-8

1 comment:

A. Barbee said...

Second. This is a wonderful resource for science class as well as for those students who are interested in weather and those who like reading nonfiction books in general. The photographs are amazing and interspersed well enough to keep the format of the text to a "readable" level.