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

Author: Erik Larson; Isaac Monroe Cline
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Isaac Monroe Cline; Isaac Monroe Cline
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Erik Larson; Isaac Monroe Cline
ISBN: 0609602330 9780609602331
OCLC Number: 41002882
Notes: Based on the diaries of Isaac Monroe Cline and on contemporary accounts.
Performer(s): Narrated by Richard M. Davidson.
Description: 323 p. : maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: 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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