Tornado of Life Book

Tornado of Life

  • Author : Jay Baruch
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • File Size : 9,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 2022-08-30
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780262046978


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Stories from the ER: a doctor shows how empathy, creativity, and imagination are the cornerstones of clinical care. To be an emergency room doctor is to be a professional listener to stories. Each patient presents a story; finding the heart of that story is the doctor’s most critical task. More technology, more tests, and more data won’t work if doctors get the story wrong. Empathy, creativity, and imagination are the cornerstones of clinical care. In Tornado of Life, ER physician Jay Baruch offers a series of short, powerful, and affecting essays that capture the stories of ER patients in all their complexity and messiness. Patients come to the ER with lives troubled by scales of misfortune that have little to do with disease or injury. ER doctors must be problem-finders before they are problem-solvers. Cheryl, for example, whose story is a chaos narrative of “and this happened, and then that happened, and then, and then and then and then,” tells Baruch she is "stuck in a tornado of life.” What will help her, and what will help Mr. K., who seems like a textbook case of post-combat PTSD but turns out not to be? Baruch describes, among other things, the emergency of loneliness (invoking Chekhov, another doctor-writer); his own (frightening) experience as a patient; the patient who demanded a hug; and emergency medicine during COVID-19. These stories often end without closure or solutions. The patients are discharged into the world. But if they’re lucky, the doctor has listened to their stories as well as treated them.

Still Life with Tornado Book
Score: 4
From 12 Ratings

Still Life with Tornado

  • Author : A.S. King
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • File Size : 6,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2016-10-11
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101994894


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A heartbreaking and mindbending story of a talented teenage artist's awakening to the brokenness of her family from acclaimed Printz award-winner A.S. King. Sixteen-year-old Sarah can't draw. This is a problem, because as long as she can remember, she has "done the art." She thinks she's having an existential crisis. And she might be right; she does keep running into past and future versions of herself as she wanders the urban ruins of Philadelphia. Or maybe she's finally waking up to the tornado that is her family, the tornado that six years ago sent her once-beloved older brother flying across the country for a reason she can't quite recall. After decades of staying together "for the kids" and building a family on a foundation of lies and domestic violence, Sarah's parents have reached the end. Now Sarah must come to grips with years spent sleepwalking in the ruins of their toxic marriage. As Sarah herself often observes, nothing about her pain is remotely original—and yet it still hurts. Insightful, heartbreaking, and ultimately hopeful, this is a vivid portrait of abuse, survival, resurgence that will linger with readers long after the last page. “Read this book, whatever your age. You may find it’s the exact shape and size of the hole in your heart.”—The New York Times “Surreal and thought-provoking.”—People Magazine ★ ”A deeply moving, frank, and compassionate exploration of trauma and resilience, filled to the brim with incisive, grounded wisdom.” —Booklist, starred review ★ ”King writes with the confidence of a tightrope walker working without a net.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review ★"[King] blurs reality, truth, violence, emotion, creativity, and art in a show of respect for YA readers."—Horn Book Magazine, starred review ★ “King’s brilliance, artistry, and originality as an author shine through in this thought-provoking work. […] An unforgettable experience.” SLJ, starred review

The Man Who Caught the Storm Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The Man Who Caught the Storm

  • Author : Brantley Hargrove
  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster
  • File Size : 12,8 Mb
  • Release Date : 2019-04-02
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476796109


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The saga of the greatest tornado chaser who ever lived: a tale of obsession and daring and an extraordinary account of humanity’s high-stakes race to understand nature’s fiercest phenomenon from Brantley Hargrove, “one of today’s great science writers” (The Washington Post). At the turn of the twenty-first century, the tornado was one of the last true mysteries of the modern world. It was a monster that ravaged the American heartland a thousand times each year, yet science’s every effort to divine its inner workings had ended in failure. Researchers all but gave up, until the arrival of an outsider. In a field of PhDs, Tim Samaras didn’t attend a day of college in his life. He chased storms with brilliant tools of his own invention and pushed closer to the tornado than anyone else ever dared. When he achieved what meteorologists had deemed impossible, it was as if he had snatched the fire of the gods. Yet even as he transformed the field, Samaras kept on pushing. As his ambitions grew, so did the risks. And when he finally met his match—in a faceoff against the largest tornado ever recorded—it upended everything he thought he knew. Brantley Hargrove delivers a “cinematically thrilling and scientifically wonky” (Outside) tale, chronicling the life of Tim Samaras in all its triumph and tragedy. Hargrove takes readers inside the thrill of the chase, the captivating science of tornadoes, and the remarkable character of a man who walked the line between life and death in pursuit of knowledge. The Man Who Caught the Storm is an “adrenaline rush of a tornado chase…Readers from all across the spectrum will enjoy this” (Library Journal, starred review) unforgettable exploration of obsession and the extremes of the natural world.

The Tornado Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Tornado

  • Author : T. P. Grazulis
  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • File Size : 8,8 Mb
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 356
  • ISBN 10 : 0806135387


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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.

Life in a Tornado Book

Life in a Tornado

  • Author : Susan C Tobin
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • File Size : 11,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 2021-02-26
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9798714151743


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♥ "Just go for it...until you nail your dreams". ♥ This is a true story that speaks to you. You will learn how to NOT be afraid of taking risks, how to Survive disappointments, and find your Joy without fear. This book is a story of a young girl's life during her formative years. The period of time it covers is the peaceful 1950's and the turbulent 1960's. It tells the reader about how the author has survived very difficult moments and most of all how she thrived and grew up to have a normal, healthy life against all odds. It is a true story of hope and survival, of resilience and determination.

Erased by a Tornado  Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Erased by a Tornado

  • Author : Jessica Rudolph
  • Publisher : Bearport Publishing
  • File Size : 16,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 2010-01-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 36
  • ISBN 10 : 9781936087525


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Explains the causes and characteristics of tornadoes and scientific advances in storm prediction.

The Science of a Tornado Book

The Science of a Tornado

  • Author : Linda Cernak
  • Publisher : Cherry Lake
  • File Size : 10,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2015-08-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9781633625143


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This book discusses the science behind tornadoes and their effects. The chapters describe deadly tornadoes, examine the weather conditions that cause tornadoes, and explain how people prepare for these disasters. Diagrams, charts, and photos provide opportunities to evaluate and understand the scientific concepts involved.

Otis and the Tornado Book

Otis and the Tornado

  • Author : Loren Long
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • File Size : 14,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 2011-09-06
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698145702


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**Read by country music superstar Trace Adkins!** **The New York Times bestseller and companion to Otis, the official 2013 Jumpstart Read for the Record selection!** Otis and all his farm friends are enjoying a summer's day, but the bull has no interest in playing and stays in his pen. Suddenly the day turns frightening and stormy: it's a tornado! Otis takes all of the animals to safety, but the bull is still locked in his pen! Quick as his tires will take him, Otis putt puff puttedy chuffs back to the farm to save the day.

Storm Warning Book
Score: 3.5
From 3 Ratings

Storm Warning

  • Author : Nancy Mathis
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • File Size : 15,8 Mb
  • Release Date : 2008-03-04
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN 10 : 9780743296601


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Veteran journalist Mathis has produced a compulsively readable account of one of the most terrible tornadoes in history--a mile-wide F5 twister--and the extraordinary people who kept it from becoming the deadliest.

Falling to Earth Book
Score: 4.5
From 5 Ratings

Falling to Earth

  • Author : Kate Southwood
  • Publisher : Europa Editions
  • File Size : 19,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 2013-03-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 221
  • ISBN 10 : 9781609451103


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A “poignant [and] powerful” novel about a 1920s Midwestern community in the aftermath of a devastating tornado (The New Yorker). In March 1925, the worst tornado in the nation’s history will descend without warning on the small town of Marah, Illinois. By nightfall, hundreds will be homeless and hundreds more will lie in the streets, dead or grievously injured. Only one man, Paul Graves, will still have everything he started the day with—his family, his home, and his business, all miraculously intact. This “absolutely gorgeous” novel follows Paul Graves and his young family in the year after the storm as they struggle to comprehend their own fate and that of their devastated town (The New York Times). They watch helplessly as Marah tries to resurrect itself from the ruins and as their friends and neighbors begin to wonder how one family, and only one, could be exempt from terrible misfortune. As the town begins to recover, the family miscalculates the growing resentment and hostility around them with tragic results, in an “extraordinarily moving” portrayal of survivor’s guilt and the frenzy of bereavement following a disaster (Financial Times). “All the big themes are here—chance, fate, loyalty, revenge, guilt, jealousy . . . Inspired by actual events surrounding the 1925 Tri-State tornado, the worst in U.S. history, Southwood’s poignantly penetrating examination of the psychic cost of survival is breathtaking in its depth of understanding.” —Booklist (starred review) “What’s most exciting about Southwood’s debut is her prose, which is reminiscent of Willa Cather’s in its ability to condense the large, ineffable melancholy of the plains into razor-sharp images.” —The Daily Beast

Clem Cattini Book

Clem Cattini

  • Author : Clive Smith
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • File Size : 17,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 2019-07
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 1911273728


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Clem Cattini is the legendary drummer whose career spans over 60 years, beginning in the mid-1950s with Terry Kennedy's Rock and Rollers who played gigs across London, most notably at the 2i's Coffee Bar in Soho, before the band were asked to join up with Terry Dene for a nationwide tour. In 1960 Clem teamed up with Johnny Kidd and The Pirates, resulting in the classic recording of arguably Britain's greatest rock and roll record, Shakin' All Over. Following on from the Johnny Kidd days, Clem became involved with maverick record producer Joe Meek. Needing a band to record demos in his Holloway Road 'studio', in reality the upstairs of a shop, The Tornados were formed, which led to the recording of the worldwide hit Telstar, the first British record to reach the number one spot in the American Billboard charts in 1963. (In the 2008 film of the same name, Clem was played by James Corden.) Tours backing Billy Fury followed, before Clem decided to call a halt to the incessant touring in 1965. When an opportunity arose to play studio sessions, meaning he could still enjoy playing music without the hassles of being constantly out on the road, Clem jumped at the chance. Meeting up and drinking coffee in cafes in Denmark Street with the likes of guitarists Big Jim Sullivan and Jimmy Page, bassist John Paul Jones, and drummers Bobby Graham and Tony Meehan, they were hired to put down the tracks for hundreds of hit records during those crazy days of the 60s and the 70s. Clem's career included a decade as a member of The Top of the Pops Orchestra. He was approached for tours by numerous stars, as well as being headhunted for the band that would become Led Zeppelin, and also for Paul McCartney's Wings, both of whom he decided to politely turn down. During his session days Clem played on recordings for artists as diverse as Cliff Richard, Ike and Tina Turner, Lou Reed, Lulu, Tom Jones, T. Rex and The Who, in the process racking up a mighty 42 No. 1 UK hit singles. Set against th

Tornado Book


  • Author : Betsy Byars
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • File Size : 5,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2016-03-08
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062265388


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From Newbery Medal-winning author Betsy Byars comes a sweet, entertaining story that will touch the heart of dog lovers at any age. A tornado appears in the distance, and the family quickly gathers into the storm cellar. The storm rages outside, but Pete, the farmhand, knows this is the perfect time to tell his stories about a dog named Tornado. Blown into their lives by a twister when Pete was a boy, Tornado was no ordinary dog—he played card tricks, saved a turtle’s life, and had a rivalry with the family cat. Forgetting their fear, the family hangs on every word of Pete’s stories—both happy and sad—of this remarkable dog.

The Mercy of the Sky Book
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

The Mercy of the Sky

  • Author : Holly Bailey
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • File Size : 10,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 2015-05-12
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698176171


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“A gripping, heartbreaking and heartwarming account of the monster tornado that ravaged Moore, Oklahoma in 2013. It will leave you emotionally drained but glad you journeyed into the heart of this extraordinary storm with Bailey as your guide.” --Daniel James Brown, #1 NY Times bestselling author of The Boys in the Boat Winner of the Oklahoma Book Award// Winner of the American Meteorological Society’s Louis J. Battan Award An acclaimed reporter returns to her hometown after the worst twister on record and emerges with a suspenseful story of human courage in the face of natural disaster. On May 20, 2013, the worst tornado on record landed a direct hit on the town of Moore, on the outskirts of Oklahoma City, levelling neighborhoods, sending farm animals flying, and destroying a school while the children cowered inside. Holly Bailey went back both as a journalist and a hometown girl, speaking to the teachers who put their lives at risk as they struggled to comfort their students; to the mayor and first responders who waded through the debris while the storm still raged; to the scientists and meteorologists who have dedicated their lives to understanding tornadoes but still can’t determine when one will land with any degree of certainty and are haunted by every death they might have prevented; to the storm chasers who pursue level 5 twisters with a combination of gadgetry, courage and adrenaline; and to the shell shocked residents of Moore, who rose to the occasion that day with countless acts of selfless courage. An intense and inspiring account of what happened on that fateful day, The Mercy of the Sky Bailey does for the Oklahoma flatlands what Sebastian Junger did for Gloucester, Massachusetts, in The Perfect Storm, telling the dramatic story of a town that must survive the elements—or die. “The book is excellent – well researched, well told, with a strong narrative that reads like a disaster novel… It’s difficult to imagine that anyone other than

The Awesome Book of Tornadoes and Other Storms Book

The Awesome Book of Tornadoes and Other Storms

  • Author : Kate Patty
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • File Size : 15,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 2014-11-18
  • Genre: Storms
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN 10 : 1486702619


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"Did you know that dust devils can be half-a-mile high? That hurricanes can pile up boats like bath toys? That it can rain frogs, fish, and schoolchildren? Discover for yourself amazing facts about violent weather, from the hailstone as big as a tennis ball (but much heavier!), to the storm surge that can fling boats over a mile inland in this awesome book all about tornadoes! With a cover designed to grab a child's attention (including foil, spot UV, and embossing), and an immediately engaging interior filled with varying text lengths and density, diverse illustrations, dynamic layouts, and the most current information laid out in a captivating format, young readers will come back to this book again and again, building their science knowledge base as well as vocabulary. Fun facts, true or false quizzes, search and find features, clearly labeled graphics, and text boxes are designed to hold the attention of all types of learners, making the information accessible and interesting, as well as engaging and entertaining."--Provided by publisher.

Tornado Brain Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Tornado Brain

  • Author : Cat Patrick
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • File Size : 9,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 2020-05-05
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 9781984815323


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In this heartfelt and powerfully affecting coming of age story, a neurodivergent 7th grader is determined to find her missing best friend before it's too late. Things never seem to go as easily for thirteen-year-old Frankie as they do for her sister, Tess. Unlike Tess, Frankie is neurodivergent. In her case, that means she can't stand to be touched, loud noises bother her, she's easily distracted, she hates changes in her routine, and she has to go see a therapist while other kids get to hang out at the beach. It also means Frankie has trouble making friends. She did have one--Colette--but they're not friends anymore. It's complicated. Then, just weeks before the end of seventh grade, Colette unexpectedly shows up at Frankie's door. The next morning, Colette vanishes. Now, after losing Colette yet again, Frankie's convinced that her former best friend left clues behind that only she can decipher, so she persuades her reluctant sister to help her unravel the mystery of Colette's disappearance before it's too late. A powerful story of friendship, sisters, and forgiveness, Tornado Brain is an achingly honest portrait of a young girl trying to find space to be herself.