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The man who caught the storm: the life of legendary tornado chaser Tim Samaras
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New York : Simon & Schuster, 2018.
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295 pages ; 24 cm.
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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.
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Hargrove, B. (2018). The man who caught the storm: the life of legendary tornado chaser Tim Samaras. First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition. New York, Simon & Schuster.

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Hargrove, Brantley. 2018. The Man Who Caught the Storm: The Life of Legendary Tornado Chaser Tim Samaras. New York, Simon & Schuster.

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Hargrove, Brantley, The Man Who Caught the Storm: The Life of Legendary Tornado Chaser Tim Samaras. New York, Simon & Schuster, 2018.

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Hargrove, Brantley. The Man Who Caught the Storm: The Life of Legendary Tornado Chaser Tim Samaras. First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition. New York, Simon & Schuster, 2018.

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