The Hurricane Hunters

Ivan Ray TANNEHILL (1890 - 1959)

This 1955 book by an acknowledged authority is an absorbing account of meteorology before the advent of weather satellites. “This is the lively account of the hair-raising experiences of the men who have probed by sea and air into the inner mysteries of the world’s most terrible storms…. Here is the first intimate revelation of what the human eye and the most modern radars see in the violent regions of the tropical vortex. The descriptions of the activities of these valiant scouts of the storms are taken from personal interviews with military flyers and weathermen who have risked their lives in the furious blasts in all parts of the hurricane. The author has made a special study of hurricanes for over forty years. He has served with the Weather Bureau as chief of the marine division, chief of all forecasting and reporting and assistant chief of the Bureau, in charge of its technical operations.” - Summary by Advertisement in the book and David Wales

Genre(s): Nature, Science, Technology & Engineering

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Monsters Of The World Of Storms David Wales
00:37:07
Play 02 The Saddler's Apprentice David Wales
00:26:19
Play 03 At The Bottom Of The Sea David Wales
00:25:48
Play 04 Storm Warnings David Wales
00:28:45
Play 05 Radio Helps -- Then Hinders David Wales
00:31:11
Play 06 The Eye Of The Hurricane David Wales
00:30:28
Play 07 First Flight Into The Vortex David Wales
00:25:57
Play 08 The Hammer And The Highway David Wales
00:28:43
Play 09 Wings Against The Whirling Blasts David Wales
00:31:42
Play 10 Kappler's Hurricane David Wales
00:36:33
Play 11 Tricks Of The Trade David Wales
00:36:22
Play 12 Trailing The Terrible Typhoon David Wales
00:37:20
Play 13 Guest On A Hairy Hop David Wales
00:33:23
Play 14 The Unexpected David Wales
00:46:14
Play 15 Fighting Hail And Hurricanes David Wales
00:25:19
Play 16 Carol, Edna, Hazel Or Saxby! David Wales
00:25:19
Play 17 The Gears And Guts Of The Giant David Wales
00:46:11
Play 18 Biographical Sketch Of The Author David Wales
00:01:51