taken by storm 1938 a social and meteorological history of the great new england hurricane

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Taken By Storm 1938 A Social And Meteorological History Of The Great New England Hurricane

Author : Lourdes B. Avilés
ISBN : 194497024X
Genre : History
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"80th anniversary of the Great New England Hurricaine."

Sudden Sea

Author : R.A. Scotti
ISBN : 9780316054782
Genre : History
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The massive destruction wreaked by the Hurricane of 1938 dwarfed that of the Chicago Fire, the San Francisco Earthquake, and the Mississippi floods of 1927, making the storm the worst natural disaster in U.S. history. Now, R.A. Scotti tells the story.

The Hurricane Of 1938

Author : Aram Goudsouzian
ISBN : 9781889833750
Genre : History
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A gripping description of New England's storm of the century.

Thirty Eight

Author : Stephen Long
ISBN : 9780300220889
Genre : Nature
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The hurricane that pummeled the northeastern United States on September 21, 1938, was New England’s most damaging weather event ever. To call it “New England’s Katrina” might be to understate its power. Without warning, the storm plowed into Long Island and New England, killing hundreds of people and destroying roads, bridges, dams, and buildings that stood in its path. Not yet spent, the hurricane then raced inland, maintaining high winds into Vermont and New Hampshire and uprooting millions of acres of forest. This book is the first to investigate how the hurricane of ’38 transformed New England, bringing about social and ecological changes that can still be observed these many decades later. The hurricane’s impact was erratic—some swaths of forest were destroyed while others nearby remained unscathed; some stricken forests retain their prehurricane character, others have been transformed. Stephen Long explores these contradictions, drawing on survivors’ vivid memories of the storm and its aftermath and on his own familiarity with New England’s forests, where he discovers clues to the storm’s legacies even now. Thirty-Eight is a gripping story of a singularly destructive hurricane. It also provides important and insightful information on how best to prepare for the inevitable next great storm.

The Great Hurricane 1938

Author : Cherie Burns
ISBN : 9781555846145
Genre : History
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“Before there was the Perfect Storm, there was the Great Hurricane of 1938. A riveting and wonderfully written account” (Nathaniel Philbrick). On the night of September 21, 1938, news on the radio was full of the invasion of Czechoslovakia. There was no mention of any severe weather. By the time oceanfront residents noticed an ominous color in the sky, it was too late to escape. In an age before warning systems and the ubiquity of television, this unprecedented storm caught the Northeast off guard, obliterated coastal communities on Long Island and in New England, and killed nearly seven hundred people. The Great Hurricane: 1938 is a spellbinding hour-by-hour reconstruction of one of the most destructive and powerful storms ever to hit the United States. With riveting detail, Burns weaves together countless personal stories of loved ones lost and lives changed forever—from those of the Moore family, washed to sea on a raft formerly their attic floor, to Katharine Hepburn, holed up in her Connecticut mansion, watching her car take to the air like a bit of paper. “A very good book.” —The Washington Post

Disasters And Tragic Events An Encyclopedia Of Catastrophes In American History 2 Volumes

Author : Mitchell Newton-Matza
ISBN : 9781610691666
Genre : History
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From the Salem Witch Trials of 1692 to the Sandy Hook school massacre of 2012, this two-volume encyclopedia surveys tragic events—natural and man-made, famous and forgotten—that helped shape American history. • Covers a wide range of topics, from the infamous to the obscure • Places each event in context, giving it deeper meaning and showing its impact • Includes primary source material from U.S. Supreme Court cases, presidential speeches, eyewitness accounts, state and federal legislation, and federal government investigations • Brings the events it covers to life through photos and illustrations

Killer Cane

Author : Robert Mykle
ISBN : 9781461733706
Genre : History
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Killer 'Cane takes place in the Florida Everglades, which was still a newly settled frontier in the 1920s. On the night of September 16, 1928, a hurricane swung up from Puerto Rico and collided, quite unexpectedly, with Palm Beach. The powerful winds from the storm burst a dike and sent a twenty-foot wall of water through three towns, killing over two thousand people, a third of the area's population. Robert Mykle shows how the residents of the Everglades had believed prematurely that they had tamed nature, how racial attitudes at the time compounded the disaster, and how in the aftermath the cleanup of rapidly decaying corpses was such a horrifying task that some workers went mad. Killer 'Cane is a vivid description of America's second-greatest natural disaster, coming between the financial disasters of the Florida real-estate bust and the onset of the Great Depression.

Climate In The Age Of Empire

Author : Victoria C. Slonosky
ISBN : 1944970207
Genre : Canada
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Investigates the work of early Canadian weather observers who were schooled and working in the scientific tradition inherited from Europe, the scientific community they built, and their attitudes toward climate change.--

Severe Convective Storms

Author : Charles Doswell
ISBN : 9781935704065
Genre : Science
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This highly illustrated book is a collection of 13 review papers focusing on convective storms and the weather they produce. It discusses severe convective storms, mesoscale processes, tornadoes and tornadic storms, severe local storms, flash flood forecast and the electrification of severe storms.

Hurricane Pioneer

Author : Robert H. Simpson
ISBN : 1935704753
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"The memoirs of Robert H. Simpson, meteorologist, hurricane researcher, and co-creator of the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale"--

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