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Cape Storm

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ISBN10 : 1101105372

Publisher : Penguin

Number of Pages : 320

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Check the forecast for the series that's "an addictive force of nature that will suck you in ." (News and Sentinel) Weather Warden Joanne Baldwin and her new husband, the Djinn David, are running from a malevolent hurricane bent on destroying her. Joined by an army of fellow Wardens and Djinn onboard a hijacked luxury liner, Joanne has lured the storm into furious pursuit. But even their combined magic may not be enough to stop it-nor the power-mad ex-Weather Warden controlling it...

Severe Convective Storms and Tornadoes

Author : Howard B. Bluestein

ISBN10 : 3642053815

Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media

Number of Pages : 456

Category : Science

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Book Summary: This book is a focused, comprehensive reference on recent research on severe convective storms and tornadoes. It will contain many illustrations of severe storm phenomena from mobile Doppler radars, operational Doppler radars, photographs and numerical simulations.

The Storm of the Century

Author : Al Roker

ISBN10 : 0062364677

Publisher : HarperCollins

Number of Pages : 328

Category : History

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Book Summary: In this gripping narrative history, Al Roker from NBC’s Today and the Weather Channel vividly examines the deadliest natural disaster in American history—a haunting and inspiring tale of tragedy, heroism, and resilience that is full of lessons for today’s new age of extreme weather. On the afternoon of September 8, 1900, two-hundred-mile-per-hour winds and fifteen-foot waves slammed into Galveston, the booming port city on Texas’s Gulf Coast. By dawn the next day, the city that hours earlier had stood as a symbol of America’s growth and expansion was now gone. Shattered, grief-stricken survivors emerged to witness a level of destruction never before seen: Eight thousand corpses littered the streets and were buried under the massive wreckage. Rushing water had lifted buildings from their foundations, smashing them into pieces, while wind gusts had upended steel girders and trestles, driving them through house walls and into sidewalks. No race or class was spared its wrath. In less than twenty-four hours, a single storm had destroyed a major American metropolis—and awakened a nation to the terrifying power of nature. Blending an unforgettable cast of characters, accessible weather science, and deep historical research into a sweeping and dramatic narrative, The Storm of the Century brings this legendary hurricane and its aftermath into fresh focus. No other natural disaster has ever matched the havoc caused by the awesome mix of winds, rain, and flooding that devastated Galveston and shocked a young, optimistic nation on the cusp of modernity. Exploring the impact of the tragedy on a rising country’s confidence—the trauma of the loss and the determination of the response—Al Roker illuminates the United States’s character at the dawn of the “American Century,” while also underlining the fact that no matter how mighty they may become, all nations must respect the ferocious potential of our natural environment.

Cape of Storms

Author : Jonathan Malone

ISBN10 :

Publisher : Jonathan Malone

Number of Pages : 256

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: After enduring a catastrophic storm off the Cape of Good Hope, which nearly wrecks the accursed two hundredth voyage of The Dutch East India Company, 1641; the youthful Jan Koenraadz must assume command of the Seahorse, one of the ships in the convoy. "The Cape of Storms," as Good Hope is also called, is more that just the turbulent confluence of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, however. It is an inter-dimensional maelstrom fueled by Nemesis and Greed. Jan’s father, the seasoned captain of the Flying Dutchman, haunted by the demon of his bad conscience, is sucked into the dimensional storm. Soon afterward, mutineers commandeer the Golden Dragon, which is heavily laden with gold. But Jan is concerned about a far greater treasure on board that ship, the beautiful Marijse, daughter of a Calvinist missionary. The Flying Dutchman, now a ghost ship, tenaciously dogs the Dragon, having become itself a Fury haunting the greedy seas. When it drives the merchantman aground on a deserted island, Jan must engage the crazed mutineers who have started slaughtering passengers.

Unknown

Author : Rachel Caine

ISBN10 : 1101185015

Publisher : Penguin

Number of Pages : 320

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Second in the new series from the New York Times bestselling author Living among mortals, the djinn Cassiel has developed a reluctant affection for them-especially for Warden Luis Rocha. As the mystery deepens around the kidnapping of innocent Warden children, Cassiel and Luis are the only ones who can investigate both the human and djinn realms. But the trail will lead them to a traitor who may be more powerful than they can handle...

the Cape Refuge

Author : Terri Blackstock

ISBN10 : 0310565685

Publisher : Zondervan

Number of Pages : 400

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Mystery and suspense combine in this first book in an exciting new 4-book series by best-selling author Terri Blackstock. Thelma and Wayne Owens run a bed and breakfast in Cape Refuge, Georgia. They minister to the seamen on the nearby docks and prisoners just out of nearby jails, holding services in an old warehouse and taking many of the "down-and-outers" into their home. They have two daughters: the dutiful Morgan who is married to Jonathan, a fisherman, and helps them out at the B & B, and Blair, the still-single town librarian, who would be beautiful if it weren’t for the serious scar on the side of her face. After a heated, public argument with his in-laws, Jonathan discovers Thelma and Wayne murdered in the warehouse where they held their church services. Considered the prime suspect, Jonathan is arrested. Grief-stricken, Morgan and Blair launch their own investigation to help Matthew Cade, the town’s young police chief, find the real killer. Shady characters and a raft of suspects keep the plot twisting and the suspense building as we learn not only who murdered Thelma and Wayne, but also the secrets about their family’s past and the true reason for Blair’s disfigurement.

Cruising Kid

Author : Dominic Goncalves

ISBN10 : 9781475902112

Publisher : iUniverse

Number of Pages : 168

Category : Travel

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Book Summary: Dominic Goncalves led a normal life until he was nine then his parents sold their house and business, bought a boat, and set off to sail around the world. So began an epic adventure of sailing aboard their thirty-seven-foot Endurance, Indigo from the tip of Africa across the South Atlantic Ocean to the magical islands of Saint Helena, Ascension, Brazil, French Guiana, and the Caribbean. This book is for all those who have a deep yearning, a restlessness, to explore and discover new lands.

Cape Cod

Author : Henry David Thoreau

ISBN10 : 1101174013

Publisher : Penguin

Number of Pages : 336

Category : Nature

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Book Summary: Thoreau's classic account of his meditative, beach-combing walking trips to Cape Cod in the early 1850s, reflecting on the elemental forces of the sea, with an introduction by Paul Theroux Cape Cod chronicles Henry David Thoreau’s journey of discovery along this evocative stretch of Massachusetts coastline, during which time he came to understand the complex relationship between the sea and the shore. He spent his nights in lighthouses, in fishing huts, and on isolated farms. He passed his days wandering the beaches, where he observed the wide variety of life and death offered up by the ocean. Through these observations, Thoreau discovered that the only way to truly know the sea—its depth, its wildness, and the natural life it contained—was to study it from the shore. Like his most famous work, Walden, Cape Cod is full of Thoreau’s unique perceptions and precise descriptions. But it is also full of his own joy and wonder at having stumbled across a new frontier so close to home, where a man may stand and “put all America behind him.” Part of the Penguin Nature Library edited by Edward Hoagland For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

The Mirror of the Sea

Author : Joseph Conrad

ISBN10 : 8726553694

Publisher : Lindhardt og Ringhof

Number of Pages : 151

Category : Biography & Autobiography

Viewed : 1916

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Book Summary: "The Mirror of the Sea" (1906) is a collection of autobiographical essays first published in various magazines between 1904 and 1906. Joseph Conrad lived an exciting and eventful life as a seaman, and as a writer he possessed a unique insight into human psychology, which is clearly reflected in his fictional works as well as in his essays. Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) was a Polish-born author who left Poland in his teens to avoid enlistment in the Russian Army. He learned English aboard British ships and started writing in that language after settling in England. His most famous novel is "Heart of Darkness" (1899), which was inspired by his experiences on the open sea.

Performing Migrancy and Mobility in Africa

Author : Mark Fleishman

ISBN10 : 1137379340

Publisher : Springer

Number of Pages : 236

Category : Social Science

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Book Summary: Performing Migrancy and Mobility in Africa focuses on a body of performance work, the work of Magnet Theatre in particular but also work by other artists in Cape Town and other parts of the continent or the world, that engages with the Cape as a real or imagined node in a complex system of migration and mobility. Located at the foot of the African continent, lodged between two oceans at the intersection of many of the earth's major shipping lanes, Cape Town is a stage for a powerful mixing of cultures and peoples and has been an important node in a network of flows, circuits of movement and exchange. The performance works studied here attempt to get to grips with what it feels like to be on the move and in the spaces in-between that characterises the lives, now and for centuries before, of multiple peoples who move around and pass through places like the Cape. The contributors are a broad range of mostly African authors from various parts of the continent and as such the book offers an insight into new thinking and new approaches from an emerging and important location.

Storm and Cloud Dynamics

Author : William R. Cotton,George Bryan,Susan C. van den Heever

ISBN10 : 9780080916651

Publisher : Academic Press

Number of Pages : 820

Category : Science

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Book Summary: This book focuses on the dynamics of clouds and of precipitating mesoscale meteorological systems. Clouds and precipitating mesoscale systems represent some of the most important and scientifically exciting weather systems in the world. These are the systems that produce torrential rains, severe winds including downburst and tornadoes, hail, thunder and lightning, and major snow storms. Forecasting such storms represents a major challenge since they are too small to be adequately resolved by conventional observing networks and numerical prediction models. * Provides a complete treatment of clouds integrating the analysis of air motions with cloud structure, microphysics, and precipitation mechanics * Describes and explains the basic types of clouds and cloud systems that occur in the atmosphere-fog, stratus, stratocumulus, altocumulus, altostratus, cirrus, thunderstorms, tornadoes, waterspouts, orographically induced clouds, mesoscale convection complexes, hurricanes, fronts, and extratropical cyclones * Summarizes the fundamentals, both observational and theoretical, of atmospheric dynamics, thermodynamics, cloud microphysics, and radar meteorology, allowing each type of cloud to be examined in depth * Integrates the latest field observations, numerical model simulations, and theory * Supplies a theoretical treatment suitable for the advanced undergraduate or graduate level, as well as post-graduate

The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea

Author : Sebastian Junger

ISBN10 : 9780393076615

Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company

Number of Pages : 240

Category : Nature

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Book Summary: "There is nothing imaginary about Junger's book; it is all terrifyingly, awesomely real." —Los Angeles Times It was the storm of the century, boasting waves over one hundred feet high—a tempest created by so rare a combination of factors that meteorologists deemed it "the perfect storm." In a book that has become a classic, Sebastian Junger explores the history of the fishing industry, the science of storms, and the candid accounts of the people whose lives the storm touched. The Perfect Storm is a real-life thriller that makes us feel like we've been caught, helpless, in the grip of a force of nature beyond our understanding or control. Winner of the American Library Association's 1998 Alex Award.

Storm Tactics Handbook

Author : Larry Pardey,Lin Pardey

ISBN10 : 9781929214877

Publisher : L&L Pardey Publications

Number of Pages : 255

Category : Sports & Recreation

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Since writing the previous edition of Storm Tactics Handbook, Lin and Larry have voyaged an additional 55,000 miles. This has taken them as far north as Norway, twice across the Atlantic, south to Argentina and into the Pacific, around Cape Horn contrary to the prevailing winds then on a North Pacfic circuit. With insights gained from these recent voyages, they have fully revised and expanded this text by more than 40% including seven completely new chapters – among them;

Lessons from Cape Horn,

An interview on storm survival and heaving to with the late Sir Peter Blake,

Heaving-to using a Gale Rider on 55 foot Morgan’s Cloud,

Adding Rudder Protection Stops.

Discussions on avoiding chafe, building and using storm staysails, choosing storm gear, when to deploy para-anchors, tactics for avoiding the worst areas of cyclonic storms and many more have been expanded to answer questions posed by readers and seminar attendees.

Six Months at the Cape

Author : Ballantyne, R. M.

ISBN10 :

Publisher : Delmarva Publications, Inc.

Number of Pages : 256

Category : South Africa

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Book Summary: Our cart had a hood; the roads were very bad, and the behaviour of that hood was stupendous! Its attachment to the cart was, so to speak, partial; therefore it possessed a semi-independent motion which was perplexing. You could not count on its actions. A sudden lurch of the cart to right or left did, of course, carry the hood with it, and, counting on that, you laid your sudden plans to avoid collision; but the elasticity of the hood enabled it to give you a slap on the face before obeying its proper impulse. (Illustrated)

In the Heat of the Storm

Author : James C. Irwin

ISBN10 : 9781469105611

Publisher : Xlibris Corporation

Number of Pages : 171

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: This is the second novel in James C. Irwins easy reading series. His first, A Different Way Back Was published with industrial espionage as the theme. He lives with his wife Phyllis in Santa Ynez, California.

The Cape Refuge Collection

Author : Terri Blackstock

ISBN10 : 0310342686

Publisher : Zondervan

Number of Pages : 1242

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: New York Times bestselling author Terri Blackstock’s Cape Refuge series is now available in one volume. Cape Refuge When Thelma and Wayne Owens are found murdered in the warehouse where they held their church services, their son-in-law Jonathan is arrested for the crime—but his wife Morgan and her sister Blair, Thelma and Wayne’s daughters, are confident that he didn’t do it and set out to find the real killer. Southern Storm Police Chief Cade disappears after hitting and killing a man with his car. Without a trace, without a note, without taking clothes or his car or money—he is gone. When a witness says she saw Cade getting into a blue Buick with a woman before his disappearance, the newspapers report that Cade left town to be with her. But Blair Owens believes something has happened to Cade, and she’s determined to find him. River’s Edge Mayoral candidate Ben Jackson seems to have the election locked. But when Jackson's wife turns up murdered, things begin to shift. Was this the act of a jealous lover? A dangerous client? Or is this all about the election? Breaker’s Reef A teenage girl is found murdered, and the scene matches one in a book by a famous mystery writer who just moved to the island. This murder has a connection to Hanover House—and the residents there might never be the same.

Phases of Terrorism in the Age of Globalization

Author : Asafa Jalata

ISBN10 : 1137552344

Publisher : Springer

Number of Pages : 271

Category : Social Science

Viewed : 1862

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Book Summary: Phases of Terrorism in the Age of Globalization considers terrorism as an aspect of the capitalist world system for almost five centuries. Jalata's research reveals that terrorism can emerge from above as state terrorism and below as subversive organizations or groups.

Shouting at the Rain

Author : Lynda Mullaly Hunt

ISBN10 : 0698196945

Publisher : Penguin

Number of Pages : 288

Category : Juvenile Fiction

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Book Summary: From the author of the New York Times bestseller Fish in a Tree comes a compelling story about perspective and learning to love the family you have. Delsie loves tracking the weather--lately, though, it seems the squalls are in her own life. She's always lived with her kindhearted Grammy, but now she's looking at their life with new eyes and wishing she could have a "regular family." Delsie observes other changes in the air, too--the most painful being a friend who's outgrown her. Luckily, she has neighbors with strong shoulders to support her, and Ronan, a new friend who is caring and courageous but also troubled by the losses he's endured. As Ronan and Delsie traipse around Cape Cod on their adventures, they both learn what it means to be angry versus sad, broken versus whole, and abandoned versus loved. And that, together, they can weather any storm.