By: Christopher C Burt
320 pages, 110 col photos
Burt, an amateur meteorologist and publisher of the Compass American Guidebook series, explores extreme weather phenomena in digestible mini-essays complemented by sidebars on such oddities as colored snow and luminous tornadoes. Illustrated with maps, lists of destructive storms, and photos of towering thunderheads, raging floodwaters and the devastated remains of human settlement.
...this book virtually blows a gale in your face when you open it. Christopher Hirst, The Independent "Reach for Extreme Weather by Christopher Burt and you become mesmerised by the scale of hurricanes. League tables of the greatest, largest, fastest, deadliest and costliest storms across the US and the world all point to one conclusion-Katrina was no one-off event." The Times"
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