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Isaac's Storm

Isaac's Storm
Author : Erik Larson
Publisher : Vintage
Release Date : 2011-10-19
Category : History
Total pages :336
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At the dawn of the twentieth century, a great confidence suffused America. Isaac Cline was one of the era's new men, a scientist who believed he knew all there was to know about the motion of clouds and the behavior of storms. The idea that a hurricane could damage the city of Galveston, Texas, where he was based, was to him preposterous, "an absurd delusion." It was 1900, a year when America felt bigger and stronger than ever before. Nothing in nature could hobble the gleaming city of Galveston, then a magical place that seemed destined to become the New York of the Gulf. That August, a strange, prolonged heat wave gripped the nation and killed scores of people in New York and Chicago. Odd things seemed to happen everywhere: A plague of crickets engulfed Waco. The Bering Glacier began to shrink. Rain fell on Galveston with greater intensity than anyone could remember. Far away, in Africa, immense thunderstorms blossomed over the city of Dakar, and great currents of wind converged. A wave of atmospheric turbulence slipped from the coast of western Africa. Most such waves faded quickly. This one did not. In Cuba, America's overconfidence was made all too obvious by the Weather Bureau's obsession with controlling hurricane forecasts, even though Cuba's indigenous weathermen had pioneered hurricane science. As the bureau's forecasters assured the nation that all was calm in the Caribbean, Cuba's own weathermen fretted about ominous signs in the sky. A curious stillness gripped Antigua. Only a few unlucky sea captains discovered that the storm had achieved an intensity no man alive had ever experienced. In Galveston, reassured by Cline's belief that no hurricane could seriously damage the city, there was celebration. Children played in the rising water. Hundreds of people gathered at the beach to marvel at the fantastically tall waves and gorgeous pink sky, until the surf began ripping the city's beloved beachfront apart. Within the next few hours Galveston would endure a hurricane that to this day remains the nation's deadliest natural disaster. In Galveston alone at least 6,000 people, possibly as many as 10,000, would lose their lives, a number far greater than the combined death toll of the Johnstown Flood and 1906 San Francisco Earthquake. And Isaac Cline would experience his own unbearable loss. Meticulously researched and vividly written, Isaac's Storm is based on Cline's own letters, telegrams, and reports, the testimony of scores of survivors, and our latest understanding of the hows and whys of great storms. Ultimately, however, it is the story of what can happen when human arrogance meets nature's last great uncontrollable force. As such, Isaac's Storm carries a warning for our time.

Isaac's Storm

Isaac's Storm
Author : Erik Larson
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 1999
Category : Floods
Total pages :385
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Through a Night of Horrors

Through a Night of Horrors
Author : Casey Edward Greene,Shelly Henley Kelly
Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
Release Date : 2002
Category : History
Total pages :206
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In this work, witnesses to this deadly disaster describe, in many never-before-published accounts, their encounters with this monstrous storm.

Isaac's Storm

Isaac's Storm
Author : Erik Larson
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 1999
Category : Floods
Total pages :323
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Isaac Cline was one of the era's new men, a scientist who believed he knew all there was to know about the motion of clouds and the behavior of storms. The idea that a hurricane could damage the city of Galveston, Texas, where he was based was to him preposterous. It is the story of what can happen when human arrogance meets nature's last uncontrollable force, based on Cline's own letters, telegrams, and reports, the testimony of scores of survivors, and our latest understanding of the hows and whys of great storms.

Isaac's storm

Isaac's storm
Author : Erik Larson
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 2001
Category :
Total pages :552
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Study Guide

Study Guide
Author : Supersummary
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 2020-02-18
Category :
Total pages :70
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SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides for challenging works of literature. This 69-page guide for "Isaac's Storm" by Erik Larson includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 6 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis. Featured content includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes, essay topics, and key themes like American Hubris at the Turn of the Century and The Effect of Politics on Severe Weather.

Isaacs Storm

Isaacs Storm
Author : Erik Larson
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 2001-01-01
Category : Nature
Total pages :385
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Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society

Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
Author : American Meteorological Society
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 2001
Category : Meteorology
Total pages :129
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Gospel Tracks Through Texas

Gospel Tracks Through Texas
Author : Wilma Rugh Taylor,Norman Thomas Taylor
Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
Release Date : 2005
Category : History
Total pages :219
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A ministry to railroad men and their families lay at the heart of chapel car work, which over a period of fifty years saw thirteen rail chapel cars minister to thousands of towns, mainly west of the Mississippi. Author Wilma Rugh Taylor's portrayal of this ministry for the one car, Good Will, which served Texas, provides a view of life in towns such as Denison, Texline, Marshall, San Antonio, Laredo, Abilene, and Dalhart. The railroads that carried the Texas chapel car included the Texas & Pacific; the Missouri, Kansas & Topeka; the Southern Pacific; the International & Great Northern; and the Mexican International.

Contingencies

Contingencies
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 2001
Category : Insurance
Total pages :129
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Journal of Geoscience Education

Journal of Geoscience Education
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 2006
Category : Geology
Total pages :129
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2008 Writer's Market

2008 Writer's Market
Author : Robert Brewer
Publisher : Writers Digest Books
Release Date : 2007-07-06
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Total pages :1176
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Incorporating all the great information writers have to come to expect for more than 80 years, this latest edition features higher profiles of its author interviews, five new market sections, and the most up-to-date market listings available to help readers find success.

The New Yorker

The New Yorker
Author : Harold Wallace Ross,Katharine Sergeant Angell White
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 2003-02
Category : Literature
Total pages :129
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Library Journal

Library Journal
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 2000
Category : Libraries
Total pages :129
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Dying Alone

Dying Alone
Author : Eric Martin Klinenberg
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 2000
Category :
Total pages :910
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