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Name Your Priceby Joe R. Eagleman


Joe R. Eagleman, Ph.D. tells in this autobiography about the many facets

of his life. His invention of an artificial tornado that extended from

the ceiling of his laboratory at the University of Kansas resulted in

local interest as well as international filming from a news crew from

Japan. It later became the subject of a lawsuit between Universal

Studios in Hollywood and the Volvo Company. After he was told by

Universal Studios to "Name your price" he became involved in this

successful lawsuit. Now a 50 foot version of his tornado is the main

attraction in the Twister Building at Universal Studios Park in Orlando

Florida. This autobiography tells of his early life on the farm as one

of 12 children who was told by an older brother that he would never

amount to anything. He tells of experiences in the one room rural grade

school and of dealing with a bully on the playground. It includes his

development as a scientist, artist, musician, luthier, marksman,

taxidermist and other endeavors. His unique journey to becoming a

Professor and Research Scientist is described. His career resulted in

one who had experiments on Skylab and who influenced many thousands of

students through his teaching and books and who made national changes to

tornado safety guidelines.


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About the Author


Joe R. Eagleman (1936- ) was born on a farm near West Plains Missouri.

He received the PhD from the University of Missouri in 1963 and was a

professor at the University of Kansas for 39 years. He taught thousands

of students through his courses there and many thousands more through

four different textbooks used by over a hundred universities over a span

of several decades. He directed a successful experiment, funded by

NASA, on Skylab and invented a tornado in his laboratory that is now

used by Universal Studios for the 50 ft. tornado attraction in the

Twister Building in Orlando Florida. He is also the author of a

technical book on severe thunderstorms that includes his tornado safety

research which resulted in changes that have been adopted nationally. He

has also recorded an album of original music.His latest writing is

an autobiography published in 2015. It tells of his early life on a farm

where he was the 11th of 12 children. He describes discipline and

learning experiences in the one room rural grade school and dealing with

a bully on the playground. It includes his experiences as a scientist

as well as a number of unusual hobbies including activities as an

artist, musician, luthier, marksman, taxidermist, world traveler and

other endeavors.