Cherrix, Amy Eye of the Storm: NASA, Drones, and the race to crack the hurricane code (Scientists in the Field), 64 pages. NON-FICTION. Houghton Mifflin, 2017. $19.
Hurrican Sandy was only rated a Category 1, lulling many New York residents into complacency. After the ensuing devastation, many people wondered why the destruction was so bad – turning to the many people involved in studying, predicting, and coping with hurricanes for answers.
Hurricane forecasting and tracking is advanced technology, involving people from a wide variety of disciplines and Cherrix explores many different aspects of the complicated problem. She introduces us to team surrounding Global Hawk, NASA’s hurricane tracking drone. Cherrix is a welcome addition to the Scientists in the Field authors. Whether for science or technology classes, this will be a welcome addition to your library.
EL, MS - ESSENTIAL. Cindy, Library Teacher