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."

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.

How to Make a Tornado

Author: New Scientist
Publisher: Hachette UK
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 Valley Huntsville s Havoc

Author: Shelly Miller
Publisher: Shelly Miller
ISBN: 9781481866682
Release Date: 2013-01-10
Genre: Nature

Touchdown! Folks in Alabama don't know whether to cheer or run when hearing the expression. Touchdown could mean that we've just won another football National Championship or it could indicate that a tornado is on the ground. I could never be a storm chaser. I'm the one the storm chases. Funnels circle around me like shark fins as I bow my head in a school hallway, kneel down in a convent, or give birth to a newborn baby wailing in unison with the tornado sirens. I huddle with toddlers in showers and beg for shelter in a McDonald's freezer. I remain a sitting duck in a second-floor apartment, and find myself in the wrong place at the wrong time while in the emergency room with storm victims. Life in the Rocket City is a thrill ride which is not for the faint of heart, this I know. So brace yourself for a front row seat on a ride through Tornado Valley! Alabama is the home of the world's deadliest twisters, and Huntsville is in the heart of the arena. Our space history is out of this world, but our tornado history will blow you away. Take a rollercoaster ride through the history of Alabama tornadoes before plunging into the gripping story of the Day of Devastation. Witness the stars falling on Alabama in 1833. Then get ready for the sky to fall! The plot twists as Huntsville's torrid tornado past comes alive in the 1974 Super Tornado Outbreak. The rollercoaster corkscrews as it encounters an unexpected twister in 1989 that slingshots the reader into the angry vortex on Airport Road. The ride cruises before taking another gut-wrenching dive that catapults its riders into an inverted twist from yet another Anderson Hills tornado in 1995. The town turns upside-down but Huntsville survives, revives, and thrives. But the worst is yet to come. Another tornado season is just around the corner. Beware of the month of April, especially on a Wednesday. The warning sirens wail, we're bombarded by softball-sized hail, and an EF3 tornado slams into the jail. It's just another day in Alabama, but the countdown clock is ticking. The next tornado warning could be "the one." Our voice drops to a whisper when we mention an EF5. We realize life is too short. The coaster accelerates. Can you feel the torque? We have no idea what's around the next bend. Suddenly, the nightmare comes true as the ride zooms out of control, this time in a free-fall on April 27, 2011. Alabama is bombarded by a record 62 tornadoes in one day. Abruptly, the ride comes to a screeching halt. The adrenaline rush subsides. You've just experienced Huntsville's Havoc. Immediately the passengers ask one another, "Do you want to ride again?" Some will and some swear, never again.

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).

Captain s Memories

Author: Henry Melton
Publisher: Wire Rim Books
ISBN: 9781935236580
Release Date: 2014-09-26
Genre: Fiction

Captain Pearce never intended to be a teacher, but the only way she could escape her early retirement on Earth and get back out into the vacuum was to share the human side of the great Terraforming Project to young political appointees hoping to become Fleet cadets. Hiding her old secrets had given her a unique view of the past failures and the ongoing dream that powered the greatest macro-engineering task of all—remaking the Solar System into new habitable planets for mankind. Stationed on Ceres, formerly an asteroid, now the second largest moon of Earth and headquarters of the Project, also gave her the opportunity to pull off a little project of her own—if she could play the game before they found her out. Henry Melton has been writing Project stories for magazines and anthologies for decades and here in one volume are collected old favorites and several new, previously unpublished works spanning from the beginnings of the Fleet as a simple space transport organization through its expansion to become the mover of planets and changer of worlds.


ISBN: MINN:30000010388126
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Disaster relief

What Stands in a Storm

Author: Kim Cross
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781476763064
Release Date: 2015-03-10
Genre: Nature

"Immersive reporting and dramatic storytelling from the middle of the horrific superstorm of April 2011, a weather event that killed 348 people"--Provided by publisher.

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.


Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science. Subcommittee on Energy and Environment
ISBN: 0160594502
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Nature

Maya Studio Projects

Author: Todd Palamar
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470593288
Release Date: 2009-12-17
Genre: Computers