Hurricanes

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Author: Jerome Gold

Publisher: Black Heron Press

ISBN: 9780930773250

Category: Nature

Page: 100

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Hurricanes is a collection of letters and essays about the human experience of hurricanes. Two of the writers, the teacher Donna Tiapula and the poet John Enright, wrote to friends and relatives during the Samoan hurricanes of 1990 and 1991. Jerome Gold, novelist and anthropologist, provides a moving evocation of Samoa before the destruction and a later glimpse of the impact these storms made. Award-winning essayist Marilyn Stablein's thoughts on Galveston's experience of Hurricane Alicia off a view of the relationship between the destruction outside ourselves and the fear of chaos within. From Donna Tiapula's letter: The sea is hard to describe. Usually it is such a beautiful deep blue & now it is green and ugly...Two small homes have been destroyed, gone totally. The bay is filled with waves on the reef 20 to 30 ft. tall. Not one or two waves, but 100's an hour.... It is really blowing now.... Wind is fierce. We cannot see the bay, rain and wind obstruct the view.... I am so scared. My stomach aches. I am angry...

Hurricanes

Background, History and Bibliography

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Author: Paul V. Kislow

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 9781594547270

Category: Nature

Page: 264

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A hurricane is a tropical storm with winds that have reached a constant speed of 74 miles per hour or more. Hurricane winds blow in a large spiral around a relative calm centre known as the "eye." The "eye" is generally 20 to 30 miles wide, and the storm may extend outward 400 miles. As a hurricane approaches, the skies will begin to darken and winds will grow in strength. As a hurricane nears land, it can bring torrential rains, high winds, and storm surges. A single hurricane can last for more than 2 weeks over open waters and can run a path across the entire length of the eastern seaboard. August and September are peak months during the hurricane season that lasts from 1 June to 30 November. This book presents the facts and history of hurricanes.

Hurricanes

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Author: Jean Allen

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780736805872

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Explains why hurricanes occur and describes the technology used to study them, the damage they inflict, and some of the more famous hurricanes in history.

Hurricanes

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Author: Nathan Olson

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780736861526

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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Provides an introduction to hurricanes, including what they are, how they form, and hurricane safety.

Hurricanes

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Author: Suzy Wall

Publisher: Benchmark Education Company

ISBN: 1410816435

Category:

Page: N.A

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This story is about how to use maps, charts, and graphs to predict severe weather.

Hurricanes

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Author: Kay Manolis

Publisher: Bellwether Media

ISBN: 1612112668

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 7005

Hurricane winds spin around a central point called an eye. A hurricane's eye usually has calm weather and clear skies. Eager readers will discover how hurricanes form, move, and damage tropical areas.

Hurricanes

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Author: Michael Allaby

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438108672

Category: Nature

Page: 209

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Discusses the nature, causes, and dangers of hurricanes, hurricanes of the past, and the research being done to learn more about them.

Hurricanes of the North Atlantic

Climate and Society

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Author: James B. Elsner,A. Birol Kara

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195125085

Category: Science

Page: 488

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respect to both climate and society.

Hurricanes and Tornadoes in Action

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Author: Louise Spilsbury,Richard Spilsbury

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781404218635

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Presents information about hurricanes and tornadoes, including their causes, their aftereffects, rescue efforts, and case studies of actual disasters caused by them.

Hurricanes and Tornadoes

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Author: Malini Sood

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781404239005

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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An overview of hurricanes and tornadoes discusses what causes such storms, how they are studied, famous storms and their aftermath, and how rescue teams prepare for these events.