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The Resource A furious sky : the five-hundred-year history of America's hurricanes, Eric Jay Dolin

A furious sky : the five-hundred-year history of America's hurricanes, Eric Jay Dolin

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A furious sky : the five-hundred-year history of America's hurricanes
Title
A furious sky
Title remainder
the five-hundred-year history of America's hurricanes
Statement of responsibility
Eric Jay Dolin
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"The best-selling author of Leviathan returns with the first major historical account of America's hurricanes, and reveals how they've shaped our nation. From the moment European colonists laid violent claim to this land, hurricanes have had a profound and visceral impact on American history-yet, no one has attempted to write the definitive account of America's entanglement with these meteorological behemoths. Now, best-selling historian Eric Jay Dolin presents the five-hundred-year story of American hurricanes, from the nameless storms that threatened Columbus' New World voyages, to the devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and the escalation of hurricane season as a result of global warming. Populating his narrative with unlikely heroes such as Benito Vines, the nineteenth-century Jesuit priest whose revelatory methods for predicting hurricanes saved countless lives, and journalist Dan Rather, whose coverage of a 1961 hurricane would change broadcasting history, Dolin uncovers the often surprising ways we respond to natural crises. A necessary work of environmental and cultural history, A Furious Sky will change the way we understand the storms on the horizon of America's future"--
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Dolin, Eric Jay
Dewey number
  • 363.34/9220973
  • 551.552/0973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hurricanes
  • Storms
  • HISTORY / United States / State & Local / General
  • NATURE / Natural Disasters
  • Hurricanes
  • United States
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A furious sky : the five-hundred-year history of America's hurricanes, Eric Jay Dolin
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Epilogue. Stormy weather ahead
  • A new and violent world
  • The law of storms
  • Seeing into the future
  • Obliterated
  • Death and destruction in the sunshine state
  • The great hurricane of 1938
  • Into, over, and under the Maelstrom
  • A rogues' gallery
Control code
on1120095836
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxvii, 392 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781631495274
Lccn
2019059367
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
Label
A furious sky : the five-hundred-year history of America's hurricanes, Eric Jay Dolin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Epilogue. Stormy weather ahead
  • A new and violent world
  • The law of storms
  • Seeing into the future
  • Obliterated
  • Death and destruction in the sunshine state
  • The great hurricane of 1938
  • Into, over, and under the Maelstrom
  • A rogues' gallery
Control code
on1120095836
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxvii, 392 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781631495274
Lccn
2019059367
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps

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