A dramatic look at the formation of thunderstorms, tornadoes, and hurricanes, with spectacular, full-color photos on every page. The vividly written text also packs a punch: "In twenty minutes, a single thunderstorm can drop 125 million gallons of water and give off more electrical energy than is used in a large city during an entire week." Or: "Scientists say that the energy in a hurricane is equal to dozens of atomic bombs going off every second." Technical terms--including "downdraft," "updraft," "windshear," and "storm cell"--are explained clearly and concisely. Black pages with snaking streaks of lightning and white text add to the visual impact--and provide a sense of nature at its most awesome. This is science writing to capture the imagination.