Hurricane! (Nature's Fury - Britannica Digital Learning) by Anne Rooney

By Anne Rooney

This sequence seems to be at normal mess ups, why they ensue and their effect on humans and landscapes.

What are the quickest winds recorded in a storm? what's a super-typhoon? Why do storm hunters chase after hurricanes?

Hurricane! describes how and the place hurricanes, cyclones and typhoons ensue. It appears at how they shape at sea and the destruction they could reason they strike land.

The e-book comprises numerous case reviews, together with the hurricane that hit Bangladesh in 1970, killing as much as 500,000 humans.

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Stratus clouds are flat and layered. Cirrus clouds look wispy and are made of ice crystals. Nimbus clouds produce precipitation. PROJECT IDEA Make a cloud chart for the classroom that shows the different types of clouds and what they do. The Suggested Reading section lists Web sites that have both information about and photographs of the types of clouds. SUGGESTED READING Boatsafe for Kids. com/kids/weather1. htm. Clear, concise definitions and descriptions of the different types of clouds. Plymouth State University Meteorology Program.

Aeolus kept the winds locked tightly away inside a cave. When Aeolus took Odysseus to the cave, Odysseus saw that the cave had twelve holes, each blocked with a rock. When Aeolus removed one rock, the strong north wind would gust out of the cave, and when Aeolus removed another rock the gentle west wind would blow. When Aeolus removed all twelve of the rocks, he released a hurricane—but he had no intention of releasing a hurricane then. Aeolus had taken a liking to Odysseus, and he confined all the treacherous winds in a goatskin bag and tied them with a silver string.

PROJECT IDEA Ask students what comes to mind when they think of thunder. If they did not know what thunder was, what would it be? What does it sound like? What noise does it make? Thinking about thunder in this way will help students create images of thunder and incorporate those images in a thunder legend of their own. Write the following list of thunder metaphors on the board. Then have students create their own thunder myths using one of the thunder metaphors or have them create a thunder myth based on what they think thunder might be.

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