Showing posts with label Storm Scientist. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Storm Scientist. Show all posts

September 14, 2011

Can you imagine flying through the center of a hurricane?

Library ISBN 978-0-7660-3050-3
Grades 5-up
That is what hurricane scientists do. They use aircraft to fly into the eye of a hurricane, measuring the speed, direction, temperature, pressure, and humidity of the winds on either side of the eye. Several passes are made from one side of the storm to the other at different heights to get an idea as to the strength of the winds. As we are well aware on the East Coast, hurricanes can dump a lot of rain as they progress.

The difference between a hurricane and a tropical storm is the speed of its winds. Once winds reach 74 miles per hour, the storm becomes classified as a hurricane.

By the way, the word "hurricane" comes from Hurican, the name of a mythical Caribbean god of evil.

Interested in learning more about hurricanes and other storms? Check out Storm Scientist by Timothy Gaffney.

April 26, 2011

Launch Career, College Planning with Enslow's "Wild Science Careers" Series

What's "wild" about science careers? Quite a lot, as readers discover in Enslow Publishers' intriguing "Wild Science Careers" series. Students fascinated by rain, wind, and the sea gravitate toward the meteorological careers discussed in Storm Scientist: Careers Chasing Severe Weather. Those who wonder what's inside the planet could consider becoming volcanists, as Lava Scientist: Careers on the Edge of Volcanoes details. For those who enjoy exploring the edgy boundaries of the life sciences, Disease-Hunting Scientist: Careers Hunting Deadly Diseases examines what it takes to be a scientific player in this field.

Each title in the full-color, library-bound "Wild Science Careers" series includes a glossary, useful chapter notes, a further reading list, and an index. Each book in this six-book ensemble is available to schools and libraries directly from Enslow Publishers for $23.95. This price includes the 25% school/library discount off Enslow's list price for each title.