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The large audience that drove "The Perfect Storm" high on national bestseller lists is sure to welcome this superb narrative of the extreme hurricane ...Show synopsisThe large audience that drove "The Perfect Storm" high on national bestseller lists is sure to welcome this superb narrative of the extreme hurricane that struck Galveston, Texas, in 1900, leaving at least 8,000 dead in its wake. An unforgettable story of the conflict between human hubris and the last great uncontrollable force, "Isaac's Storm" offers a cautionary tale for the millennium.Hide synopsis
Description:Fair. Paperback. Cover a bit worn and rubbed. No writing,...Fair. Paperback. Cover a bit worn and rubbed. No writing, highlighting, or marks in text. Minor wear to page edges and corners. Spine creased.
Description:Fine in Fine jacket. 8vo-8"-9" Tall. Inscribed and Signed By...Fine in Fine jacket. 8vo-8"-9" Tall. Inscribed and Signed By Author A clean, crisp copy. Inscribed and dated by Larson on title page. 7th printing. 323 pp. Notes, index. Dust jacket in new mylar cover. More lost their lives in this hurricane than in the Johnstown Flood and the San Francisco Earthquake combined.
Description:Near Fine in Fine jacket. 8vo-8"-9" Tall. Inscribed and Signed...Near Fine in Fine jacket. 8vo-8"-9" Tall. Inscribed and Signed By Author A clean, tight copy. Inscribed and dated by Larson on title page. 323 pp. Notes, index. Dust jacket in new mylar cover. More lost their lives in this hurricane than in the Johnstown Flood and the San Francisco Earthquake combined.
Description:Fine in fine dust jacket. Crown Publishers, New York, NY, 1999....Fine in fine dust jacket. Crown Publishers, New York, NY, 1999. 1st Edition, 2nd Printing, Fine/Fine, Hard Cover, Size=6.5"x9", 323pp(Index). Clean, tight & bright. NO ink names, bookplates, DJ tears etc. ISBN 0609602330 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES ALL ARE WELL PACKED WITH CARE!
Description:Very Good in Fine jacket. Collectible. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall....Very Good in Fine jacket. Collectible. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. 323 pp., maps, biblio., index; 24 cm. Tight, clean copy. Age toning. Stated "First Edition." Dust jacket protected in a mylar book cover. Relates the destruction of Galveston, Texas, in 1900. "At the dawn of the twentieth century, a great confidence suffused America. 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, 'an absurd delusion. ' It was 1900, a year when America felt bigger and stronger than ever before. Nothing in nature could hobble the gleaming city of Galveston, then a magical place that seemed destined to become the New York of the Gulf. That August, a strange, prolonged heat wave gripped the nation and killed scores of people in New York and Chicago. Odd things seemed to happen everywhere: A plague of crickets engulfed Waco. The Bering Glacier began to shrink. Rain fell on Galveston with greater intensity than anyone could remember. Far away, in Africa, immense thunderstorms blossomed over the city of Dakar, and great currents of wind converged. A wave of atmospheric turbulence slipped from the coast of western Africa. Most such waves faded quickly. This one did not. In Cuba, America's overconfidence was made all too obvious by the Weather Bureau's obsession with controlling hurricane forecasts, even though Cuba's indigenous weathermen had pioneered hurricane science. As the bureau's forecasters assured the nation that all was calm in the Caribbean, Cuba's own weathermen fretted about ominous signs in the sky. A curious stillness gripped Antigua. Only a few unlucky sea captains discovered that the storm had achieved an intensity no man alive had ever experienced. In Galveston, reassured by Cline's belief that no hurricane could seriously damage the city, there was celebration. Children played in the rising water. Hundreds of people gathered at the beach to marvel at the fantastically tall waves and gorgeous pink sky, until the surf began ripping the city's beloved beachfront apart. Within the next few hours Galveston would endure a hurricane that to this day remains the nation's deadliest natural disaster. In Galveston alone at least 6, 000 people, possibly as many as 10, 000, would lose their lives, a number far greater than the combined death toll of the Johnstown Flood and 1906 San Francisco Earthquake. And Isaac Cline would experience his own unbearable loss. Meticulously researched and vividly written, Isaac's Storm is 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. Ultimately, however, it is the story of what can happen when human arrogance meets nature's last great uncontrollable force. As such, Isaac's Storm carries a warning for our time. / Erik Larson, a contributor to Time magazine, is the author of The Naked Consumer and Lethal Passage (Crown, 1994). His work has appeared in The Atlantic, Harper's, and other national magazines. He lives in Seattle."-Publisher.
Description:Very Good in Very Good jacket. 8vo. Inscribed by Author 323pp, 2...Very Good in Very Good jacket. 8vo. Inscribed by Author 323pp, 2 maps, index, pictorial end-papers. Papered boards in dust-jacket. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the half title page. The Galveston hurricane of September 1900.
Description:Fine in Fine dust jacket. 8vo; 323 pages. 0609602330. An eye...Fine in Fine dust jacket. 8vo; 323 pages. 0609602330. An eye-catching First Edition/later Printing in Fine condition in alike dust-jacket; Story of Isaac Cline, meterorolgist, a time, and the deadliest hurricane in history, the storm that hit Galveston in the early 20th century. Research is based on Isaac Cline's own letters, telegrams and reports, testimony of survivors and our newe.
Description:Fine in Fine jacket. Signed and Inscribed By Author Signed and...Fine in Fine jacket. Signed and Inscribed By Author Signed and inscribed by author "For Sheila, Erik Larson 3/1/04" on title page.
Description:Very Good+ in Very Good+ jacket. Signed by Author(s) Book and...Very Good+ in Very Good+ jacket. Signed by Author(s) Book and jacket are clean and tight, previous owner's inscription on the FEP, Signed by Larson in my presence.
After living in Texas prior to moving, i used to visit Galveston often. I never really learned much about the big hurricane, and the way all warnings were ignored. I could not put this book down !
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