One of Mother Nature's most devastating creations is explored in this book that invites readers right into the eye of a hurricane. Readers find out how hurricanes begin, how to track them, and what phenomenal power they hold. Author Lauber gives readers an up-close view of many personal accounts, including the 1938 hurricane that tore through Long Island and New England, and Hurricane Andrew that raged in 1989. She also introduces readers to the latest in technological devices that track and predict these awesome storms. Using riveting details, scrupulously written scientific facts, and a plethora of photographs, Lauber creates a place where readers can begin to understand the many complexities of their natural world.