How Could We Harness A Hurricane? by Vicki CobbHow Could We Harness A Hurricane? by Vicki Cobb

How Could We Harness A Hurricane?

byVicki CobbIllustratorTheo Cobb

Hardcover | August 1, 2017

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A hurricane is
a huge windstorm,
the largest kind
on the planet.
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All hurricanes are made of three essential things we can't live without: air, water and energy.

How do these three essential things for life become something that can kill us and destroy property?

Scientistswho study weather understand that there is no quick or easy answer to this question.Engineersuse the knowledge we get from science to design solutions to problems—and a hurricane is a BIG problem.

No one has yet designed ways to weaken a hurricane or steer it to someplace where it can die a natural death without harming people or property.But this doesn't mean that people haven't been thinking about it and imagining what could work.

This book tells the story.

Legendary science author Vicki Cobb, creates clear explanations of air pressure, energy and wind, how hurricanes are actually formed, and the significance of the "eye." And like Vicki's other award-winning titles, this book leads youngsters to learn by asking questions, and encouraging "think tank" ideas that lead to valuable insights about our planet, and the work behind solving one of its most devastating storms..

How Can We Harness A Hurricane?offers questions and provides possible alternatives. It shows youngsters how scientists and engineers are working today, to help avoid future disasters. More importantly, Vicki Cobb shares hands-on experiments that make science fun--at home, in the classroom and everywhere in between.

Vicki Cobbis the author of more than 85 highly entertaining nonfiction books for children. Ever since 1972, whenScience Experiments You Can Eatwas first published, Cobb's lighthearted approach to hands-on science has become her trademark for getting kids involved in experiences that create real learning. It is no surprise that she is k...
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Title:How Could We Harness A Hurricane?Format:HardcoverDimensions:48 pages, 10.25 × 8.75 × 0.38 inPublished:August 1, 2017Publisher:Seagrass PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1633222462

ISBN - 13:9781633222465

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"If you agree with me that outstanding science books pique the readers’ curiosity, involve them in thinking about unanswered questions, reveal past and on-going research, raise questions that don’t have simple answers, and invite them to be part of solution, then this is a book you can confidently share with children. I know I will."--Myra Zarnowski, Queens College, CUNY
" - Huffington Post