The Comet The Tornado

Author: Donald Marinelli
Publisher: Sterling
ISBN: PSU:000068294762
Release Date: 2010-04-06
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Marinelli offers an intimate look at his friend and colleague Randy Pausch--author of the blockbuster "The Last Lecture."

The Last Lecture

Author: Randy Pausch
Publisher: Hachette Books
ISBN: 9781401395513
Release Date: 2008-04-08
Genre: Self-Help

"We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand."---Randy Pausch A lot of professors give talks titled "The Last Lecture." Professors are asked to consider their demise and to ruminate on what matters most to them. And while they speak, audiences can't help but mull the same question: What wisdom would we impart to the world if we knew it was our last chance? If we had to vanish tomorrow, what would we want as our legacy? When Randy Pausch, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon, was asked to give such a lecture, he didn't have to imagine it as his last, since he had recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer. But the lecture he gave--"Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams"--wasn't about dying. It was about the importance of overcoming obstacles, of enabling the dreams of others, of seizing every moment (because "time is all you have...and you may find one day that you have less than you think"). It was a summation of everything Randy had come to believe. It was about living. In this book, Randy Pausch has combined the humor, inspiration and intelligence that made his lecture such a phenomenon and given it an indelible form. It is a book that will be shared for generations to come.

How to Make a Tornado

Author: New Scientist,
Publisher: John Murray
ISBN: 9781473651197
Release Date: 2016-09-01
Genre: Social Science

Science tells us grand things about the universe: how fast light travels, and why stones fall to earth. But scientific endeavour goes far beyond these obvious foundations. There are some fields we don't often hear about because they are so specialised, or turn out to be dead ends. Yet researchers have given hallucinogenic drugs to blind people (seriously), tried to weigh the soul as it departs the body and planned to blast a new Panama Canal with atomic weapons. Real scientific breakthroughs sometimes come out of the most surprising and unpromising work. How to Make a Tornado is about the margins of science - not the research down tried-and-tested routes, but some of its zanier and more brilliant by-ways. Investigating everything from what it's like to die, to exploding trousers and recycled urine, this book is a reminder that science is intensely creative and often very amusing - and when their minds run free, scientists can fire the imagination like nobody else.

Tornado Alley

Author: Howard B. Bluestein
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195307119
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Nature

Details the history of the study of tornadoes and the thunderstorms that spawn them, and documents encounters with tornadoes

Introduction to Tornado

Author: Michael Dory
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781449309077
Release Date: 2011-09-30
Genre: Computers

Discusses how to use the Tornado server to create powerful web applications, covering how to modify templates, use persistent storage, secure applications from vulnerabilities, and authenticate applications with external services.

Joe Camp s Benji and the tornado

Author: Gina Ingoglia
Publisher:
ISBN: 0307118711
Release Date: 1981
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

A dog visits a ranch and is instrumental in getting the animals to safety before a tornado hits.

Introduction to Tornado

Author: Michael Dory
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781449309077
Release Date: 2011-09-30
Genre: Computers

Discusses how to use the Tornado server to create powerful web applications, covering how to modify templates, use persistent storage, secure applications from vulnerabilities, and authenticate applications with external services.

The Tornado

Author: T. P. Grazulis
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 0806135387
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Nature

A guide to tornado formation and lifecycle also covers such topics as forecasting, wind speeds, tornado myths, tornado safety, risks, and records, along with accounts of the deadliest tornadoes in the United States.

The Comet

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015004706415
Release Date: 1869
Genre: Creation


Comet in Moominland

Author: Tove Jansson
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
ISBN: 9781466871571
Release Date: 2014-09-02
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

When Moomintroll learns that a comet will be passing by, he and his friend Sniff travel to the Observatory on the Lonely Mountains to consult the Professors. Along the way, they have many adventures, but the greatest adventure of all awaits them when they learn that the comet is headed straight for their beloved Moominvalley.

Let the Tornado Come

Author: Rita Zoey Chin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781476734880
Release Date: 2014-06-24
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Hailed as a “clear-eyed book written with poetry and compassion” by The Boston Globe, Let the Tornado Come is the “lyrical debut memoir” (Kirkus Reviews) of a runaway child, the woman she became, and the horse that set her free. When Rita Zoey Chin was eleven years old, she began running away from home. Her parents’ violence and neglect drove her onto the streets in search of a better life, but what she found instead was a dangerous world of drugs and predatory men—as well as the occasional kindness of strangers. As she hits bottom and then learns to forge a new life for herself, all of her dreams of freedom and beauty pivot on a single, precious memory: a herd of horses running along a roadside fence. A few years later, Rita—now a prizewinning poet and wife of a successful neurosurgeon—appears to have triumphed over her harrowing childhood, until she is struck with a series of debilitating panic attacks that threaten her comfortable new life. Ultimately, it is the memory of those hoofbeats, and the chance arrival of a spirited, endearing horse named Claret who has a difficult history himself, that will finally save her. “A near euphoric ode to the human spirit” (Huffington Post), Let the Tornado Come is about pulling yourself up out of the dark and discovering that the greatest escape lies not in running from, but turning towards, those things that frighten you the most; it is “luminous…A haunting yet hopeful saga that shows how trauma and fear can transform themselves into enduring strength” (Publishers Weekly).

Comet Fever

Author: Anthony Marino
Publisher: Booktango
ISBN: 9781468949360
Release Date: 2014-07-17
Genre: Fiction

Comet Fever © Written by Anthony Marino 1998 © Copyrights by International Law © Feverish symptoms arrive around the world when a comet passes the Earth. The CDC calls it Comet Fever, and fighting off these symptoms is Anthony Marino who slips into a coma, struggling to survive the horrific nightmares caused by the comet fever, he battles the lucid dreams head on to wake up.

What Stands in a Storm

Author: Kim Cross
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781476763088
Release Date: 2015-03-10
Genre: Nature

Enter the eye of the storm in this gripping real-life thriller—A Perfect Storm on land—that chronicles America’s biggest tornado outbreak since the beginning of recorded weather: a horrific three-day superstorm with 358 separate tornadoes touching down in twenty-one states and destroying entire towns. April 27, 2011 was the climax of a three-day superstorm that unleashed terror from Arkansas to New York. Entire communities were flattened, whole neighborhoods erased. Tornadoes left scars across the land so wide they could be seen from space. But from terrible destruction emerged everyday heroes—neighbors and strangers who rescued each other from hell on earth. “Armchair storm chasers will find much to savor in this grippingly detailed, real-time chronicle of nature gone awry” (Kirkus Reviews) set in Alabama, the heart of Dixie Alley where there are more tornado fatalities than anywhere else in the US. With powerful emotion and captivating detail, journalist Kim Cross expertly weaves together science and heartrending human stories. For some, it’s a story of survival; for others it’s the story of their last hours. Cross’s immersive reporting and dramatic storytelling catapult you to the center of the very worst hit areas, where thousands of ordinary people witnessed the sky falling around them. Yet from the disaster rises a redemptive message that’s just as real: in times of trouble, the things that tear our world apart reveal what holds us together.

Hurricane Destruction in South Carolina

Author: Tom Rubillo
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9781614234883
Release Date: 2006-06-01
Genre: History

In late September 1989, South Carolina was rocked by the colossal force of Hurricane Hugo. A category four hurricane, Hugo devastated the coast and other regions of the state, claiming dozens of lives and causing billions of dollars in damage. Hugo was the Palmetto State's most destructive natural disaster in recent memory, but the story of that storm is only part of the larger history of hurricanes in South Carolina. A History of Hurricane Destruction in South Carolina: Hell and High Water examines more than thirty major hurricanes that have struck the state since the 1800s, offering a revealing look at the destruction and loss that results from these violent manifestations of nature's power. Author Tom Rubillo brings to bear a breadth of research and incorporates first-person accounts of the storms and the struggle of survivors forced to rebuild in the wake of tremendous losses. Hell and High Water is at once a history of the damage wrought by the fury of hurricanes and a reminder that the next great storm could be no more than a season away.

Historic Storms of New England

Author: Sidney Perley
Publisher: Applewood Books
ISBN: 9781889833279
Release Date: 2001
Genre: History

A reissue of the classic book of historic New England storms, first published in 1891 by Sidney Perley (1858-1928).