Adventures in Tornado Alley:
The Storm Chasers
By Mike Hollingshead & Eric Nguyen
QC955 .H74 2008
New Book Island, 2nd floor
Given this weekend’s crazy weather, with the sloppy mix of rain and snow here in Wisconsin and tornadoes elsewhere, it reminds us what it’s like to live in the Midwest. And it’s not even spring yet. Therefore, our fitting featured title gives a preview of more extreme possible in the place we call home.
“It’s hard for me to step back and see how crazy chasing storms is,” writes Hollingshead in his introduction. While some would argue that you must be missing a few crayons from your box of 64, there are some that are willing to risk their lives for the exhilaration and experience of capturing volatility in its purest form. The book chronicles Hollingshead and Nguyen’s journeys as storm chasers through seventeen storms from New Mexico to Iowa, with a play-by-play commentary from the authors. The best part of the book: the amazing photography. Just paging through takes your breath away at the ultimate display of nature’s wrath and destruction.