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The Hurricane Hunters

Gelesen von David Wales

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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 (9 hr 14 min)

Chapters

Monsters Of The World Of Storms

37:07

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The Saddler's Apprentice

26:19

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At The Bottom Of The Sea

25:48

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Storm Warnings

28:45

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Radio Helps -- Then Hinders

31:11

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The Eye Of The Hurricane

30:28

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First Flight Into The Vortex

25:57

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The Hammer And The Highway

28:43

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Wings Against The Whirling Blasts

31:42

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Kappler's Hurricane

36:33

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Tricks Of The Trade

36:22

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Trailing The Terrible Typhoon

37:20

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Guest On A Hairy Hop

33:23

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The Unexpected

46:14

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Fighting Hail And Hurricanes

25:19

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Carol, Edna, Hazel Or Saxby!

25:19

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The Gears And Guts Of The Giant

46:11

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Biographical Sketch Of The Author

1:51

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