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Isaac's storm : a man, a time, and the deadliest hurricane in history

Autor: Erik Larson; Isaac Monroe Cline
Editorial: New York : Crown Publishers, ©1999.
Edición/Formato:   Print book : Biografía : Inglés (eng) : 1st edVer todas las ediciones y todos los formatos
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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,  Leer más
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Género/Forma: Biography
History
Persona designada: Isaac Monroe Cline; Isaac Monroe Cline
Tipo de material: Biografía, Recurso en Internet
Tipo de documento: Libro/Texto, Recurso en Internet
Todos autores / colaboradores: Erik Larson; Isaac Monroe Cline
ISBN: 0609602330 9780609602331
Número OCLC: 41002882
Notas: Based on the diaries of Isaac Monroe Cline and on contemporary accounts.
Artista(s) : Narrated by Richard M. Davidson.
Descripción: 323 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contenido: Beach: September 8, 1900 --
ch. 1. Law of storms --
ch. 2. Serpent's coil --
ch. 3. Spectacle --
ch. 4. Cataclysm --
ch. 5. Strange news --
ch. 6. Haunted.
Responsabilidad: Erik Larson.
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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.

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