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

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

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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
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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
OBE
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Larson, Erik
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F394.G2
LC item number
L37 2000b
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1861-1955
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Cline, Isaac Monroe
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cline, Isaac Monroe
  • Cline, Isaac Monroe
  • Cline, Isaac Monroe
  • Galveston (Tex.)
  • Galveston (Tex.)
  • Texas
  • Hurricanes
  • Floods
  • Floods
  • Hurricanes
  • Hurricanes
  • Floods
Label
Isaac's storm : a man, a time, and the deadliest hurricane in history, Erik Larson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: NY: Crown, 1999
  • Based on the telegrams, letters, and reports of Isaac Cline
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 307-313) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Atlantic Ocean map -- Galveston map -- Beach: September 8, 1900 -- Law of storms -- Serpent's coil -- Spectacle -- Cataclysm -- Strange news -- Haunted -- Notes -- Sources -- Index
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Vintage Books ed.
Extent
323 pages
Isbn
9780375708275
Lccn
99025515
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (OCoLC)44989767
  • (OCoLC)ocm44989767
Label
Isaac's storm : a man, a time, and the deadliest hurricane in history, Erik Larson
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: NY: Crown, 1999
  • Based on the telegrams, letters, and reports of Isaac Cline
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 307-313) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Atlantic Ocean map -- Galveston map -- Beach: September 8, 1900 -- Law of storms -- Serpent's coil -- Spectacle -- Cataclysm -- Strange news -- Haunted -- Notes -- Sources -- Index
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Vintage Books ed.
Extent
323 pages
Isbn
9780375708275
Lccn
99025515
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (OCoLC)44989767
  • (OCoLC)ocm44989767

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