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The Resource Isaac's storm : a man, a time, and the deadliest hurricane in history, Erik Larson, (electronic resource)

Isaac's storm : a man, a time, and the deadliest hurricane in history, Erik Larson, (electronic resource)

Label
Isaac's storm : a man, a time, and the deadliest hurricane in history
Title
Isaac's storm
Title remainder
a man, a time, and the deadliest hurricane in history
Statement of responsibility
Erik Larson
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
September 8, 1900, began innocently in the seaside town of Galveston, Texas. Even Isaac Cline, resident meteorologist for the U.S. Weather Bureau, failed to grasp the true meaning of the strange deep-sea swells and peculiar winds that greeted the city that morning. Mere hours later, Galveston found itself submerged by a monster hurricane that completely destroyed the town and killed over 6,000 people in what remains the greatest natural disaster in American history-and Isaac Cline found himself the victim of a devastating personal tragedy. Using Cline's own telegrams, letters, and reports, the testimony of scores of survivors, and our latest understanding of the science of hurricanes, Erik Larson builds a chronicle of one man's heroic struggle and fatal miscalculation in the face of a storm of unimaginable magnitude. Thrilling, powerful, and unrelentingly suspenseful, Isaac's Storm is the story of what can happen when human arrogance meets the uncontrollable force of nature
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Larson, Erik
Dewey number
976.4139
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
F394.G2
LC item number
L37 2000b
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1861-1955
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Cline, Isaac Monroe
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cline, Isaac Monroe
  • Hurricanes
  • Floods
  • Meteorology
  • 20th Century
  • Environmental Science
  • Galveston (Tex.)
  • Galveston (Tex.)
Label
Isaac's storm : a man, a time, and the deadliest hurricane in history, Erik Larson, (electronic resource)
Link
http://calgary.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=EDC14193-C563-4BE8-B83C-D20B37E9FDAC
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Based on the diaries of Isaac Monroe Cline and on contemporary accounts
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
Contents
Atlantic Ocean map -- Galveston map -- Beach: September 8, 1900 -- Law of storms -- Serpent's coil -- Spectacle -- Cataclysm -- Strange news -- Haunted -- Notes -- Sources
Control code
ocn780291676
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st Vintage Books ed.
Extent
1 online resource (313 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307874092
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
maps.
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)780291676
Label
Isaac's storm : a man, a time, and the deadliest hurricane in history, Erik Larson, (electronic resource)
Link
http://calgary.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=EDC14193-C563-4BE8-B83C-D20B37E9FDAC
Publication
Note
Based on the diaries of Isaac Monroe Cline and on contemporary accounts
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
Contents
Atlantic Ocean map -- Galveston map -- Beach: September 8, 1900 -- Law of storms -- Serpent's coil -- Spectacle -- Cataclysm -- Strange news -- Haunted -- Notes -- Sources
Control code
ocn780291676
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st Vintage Books ed.
Extent
1 online resource (313 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307874092
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
maps.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)780291676
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