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Historic storms of the North Sea, British Isles, and Northwest Europe

Author: H H Lamb; Knud Frydendahl
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The North Sea regions are some of the busiest shipping lanes in the world (which have recently seen the introduction of oil and gas rigs), and the surrounding land areas are some of the most populous. This book presents a historical investigation of great storms that have affected the North Sea and neighboring northern seas, the British Isles, and the fringe of northwest Europe. All those wind storms with serious  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: H H Lamb; Knud Frydendahl
ISBN: 0521375223 9780521375221
OCLC Number: 25629707
Description: xi, 204 pages : illustrations ; 31 cm
Contents: List of plates; Preface; Acknowledgements; Part I. Introduction and Analysis: 1. Introduction; 2. Grading of storms; 3. Results; 4. Concluding summary; Part II. Catalogue and Descriptions of Great Storms Reported in the North Sea and Neighbouring Regions: References; Authorship index; Geographical index; Subject index.
Responsibility: Hubert Lamb in collaboration with Knud Frydendahl.
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This provides a unique study of the great wind storms that have affected the British Isles and the seas and coasts of Northwest Europe over the last 500 years. Almost all the storms since about 1700  Read more...

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..".an outstanding contribution in its field, very well presented, with excellent indices and the most comprehensive references." Basil Greenhill, Journal of Maritime History

 
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