by Seymour Simon

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Takes young readers on an in-depth exploration of one of the most awe-inspiring and devastating events in nature: hurricanes

This dramatic nonfiction picture book is intensified through arresting full-color photographs and satellite images.

Award-winning science writer Seymour Simon explains what hurricanes are and how they develop; what storm surges are; and the basics of forecasting and precautions that families should take.

Booklist commented: "This is unsurpassed for kindling interest in a scientific subject and communicating an understanding of its scope and significance."


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061170713
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 06/26/2007
Series: Smithsonian Institution Series
Edition description: Updated ed.
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 202,934
Product dimensions: 10.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.00(d)
Age Range: 6 - 10 Years

About the Author

Seymour Simon has been called “the dean of the [children’s science book] field” by the New York Times. He has written more than 300 books for young readers and has received the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Lifetime Achievement Award for his lasting contribution to children’s science literature, the Science Books & Films Key Award for Excellence in Science Books, the Empire State Award for excellence in literature for young people, and the Educational Paperback Association Jeremiah Ludington Award. He and his wife, Liz, live in Columbia County in Upstate New York. You can visit him online at, where students can post on the “Seymour Science Blog” and educators can download a free four-page teacher guide to accompany this book, putting it in context with Common Core objectives. Join the growing legion of @seymoursimon fans on Twitter!

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Hurricanes 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
love2educate More than 1 year ago
If you are interested in educating your child at home and taking them to the next level from a standard that all teachers may not be able to offer in school than these are wonderful books. The Smithsonian books are ultimately amazing for both child and parent. No one ever loses interest. The pictures are also amazing. They really keep the little ones interested and the style of writting is great.