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The Resource Superstorm : nine days inside Hurricane Sandy, Kathryn Miles

Superstorm : nine days inside Hurricane Sandy, Kathryn Miles

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Superstorm : nine days inside Hurricane Sandy
Title
Superstorm
Title remainder
nine days inside Hurricane Sandy
Statement of responsibility
Kathryn Miles
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The first complete moment-by-moment account of the largest Atlantic storm system ever recorded-a hurricane like no other. The sky was lit by a full moon on October 29, 2012, but nobody on the eastern seaboard of the United States could see it. Everything had been consumed by cloud. The storm's immensity caught the attention of scientists on the International Space Station. Even from there, it seemed almost limitless: 1.8 million square feet of tightly coiled bands so huge they filled the windows of the Station. It was the largest storm anyone had ever seen. Initially a tropical storm, Sandy had grown into a hybrid monster. It charged across open ocean, picking up strength with every step, baffling meteorologists and scientists, officials and emergency managers, even the traditional maritime wisdom of sailors and seamen: What exactly was this thing? By the time anyone decided, it was too late. And then the storm made landfall. Sandy was not just enormous, it was also unprecedented. As a result, the entire nation was left flat-footed. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration couldn't issue reliable warnings; the Coast Guard didn't know what to do. In Superstorm, journalist Kathryn Miles takes readers inside the maelstrom, detailing the stories of dedicated professionals at the National Hurricane Center and National Weather Service. The characters include a forecaster who risked his job to sound the alarm in New Jersey, the crew of the ill-fated tall ship Bounty, Mayor Bloomberg, Governor Christie, and countless coastal residents whose homes-and lives-were torn apart and then left to wonder. When is the next superstorm coming?"--
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1974-
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Miles, Kathryn
Dewey number
551.55/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Hurricane Sandy, 2012
  • Hurricanes
  • Weather broadcasting
  • NATURE / Natural Disasters
  • SPORTS & RECREATION / Sailing
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Superstorm : nine days inside Hurricane Sandy, Kathryn Miles
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 336-349) and index
Control code
BK0015008601
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
359 pages
Isbn
9780525954408
Lccn
2014031087
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
Label
Superstorm : nine days inside Hurricane Sandy, Kathryn Miles
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 336-349) and index
Control code
BK0015008601
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
359 pages
Isbn
9780525954408
Lccn
2014031087
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)

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