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Step into the eye of the storm. Follow the action, from the first news reports of a hurricane called Katrina, to eyewitness accounts of those who survived the epic devastation when she finally hits the Gulf Coast.

Look back at the history of these catastrophic storms and examine the science of hurricanes. How do they form? Why do they rage through the same regions? Which were the deadliest hurricanes in history? And how can scientists predict their landfall? All the answers are here, in an exciting narrative brought to life with stunning National Geographic photography of storm-ravaged landscapes and cities.


  • Ages 8–11
  • Hardcover
  • 48 pages
  • 9 1/8 x 10
  • © 2007

Judy and Dennis Fradin have collectively written more than 150 books. This dynamic couple is well known for carefully researched books that recount harrowing times in history. Their many awards include the 2004 SCBWI Golden Kite Honor book award for The Power of One: Daisy Bates and the Little Rock Nine, and the School Library Journal Best Book of the Year for 5,000 Miles to Freedom: Ellen and William Craft's Flight from Slavery. Their most recent National Geographic title was Earthquakes.

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