Jean of Storms

Author: Brent Dyer Elinor M Staff,Elinor Mary Brent-Dyer

Publisher: Twayne Publishers

ISBN: 9780952468035

Category:

Page: 254

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A full-length adult novel set in the district around South Shields dealing with the lives of three women, Oona, Jean and Molly, during their brief period of independence between leaving school and getting married.
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Mother of Storms

Author: John Barnes

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 1429970669

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

View: 7589

In the middle of the Pacific, a gigantic hurricane accidentally triggered by nuclear explosions spawns dozens more in its wake. A world linked by a virtual-reality network experiences the devastation first hand, witnessing the death of civilization as we know it and the violent birth of an emerging global consciousness. Vast in scope, yet intimate in personal detail, Mother of Storms is a visionary fusion of cutting-edge cyberspace fiction and heart-stopping storytelling in the grand tradition, filled with passion, tragedy, and the triumph of the human spirit. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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Corridor of Storms

Author: William Sarabande

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0553271598

Category: Fiction

Page: 423

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After trekking from Eastern Siberia to Alaska, a band of Ice Age adventurers travel south in search of a more habitable climate and encounter new dangers and hardships in savage, unfamiliar lands
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The Book of Storms

Author: Ruth Hatfield

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)

ISBN: 0805099999

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 368

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Eleven-year-old Danny O'Neill has never been what you'd call adventurous. But when he wakes the morning after a storm to find his house empty, his parents gone, and himself able to hear the thoughts of a dying tree, he has no choice but to set out to find answers. He soon learns that the enigmatic Book of Storms holds the key to what he seeks . . . but unraveling its mysteries won't be easy. If he wants to find his family, he'll have to face his worst fears and battle terrifyingly powerful enemies, including the demonic Sammael himself.In the beautifully imagined landscape of Ruth Hatfield's The Book of Storms, magic seamlessly intertwines with the everyday, nothing is black and white, and Danny is in a race against time to rescue everything he holds dear.
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The Storm of the Century

Tragedy, Heroism, Survival, and the Epic True Story of America's Deadliest Natural Disaster: The Great Gulf Hurricane of 1900

Author: Al Roker

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062364677

Category: History

Page: 328

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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.
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Leadership in the Eye of the Storm

Putting Your People First in a Crisis

Author: Bill Tibbo

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442621842

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 216

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Corporations need great leaders – particularly during times of distress and crisis. Shareholders, employees, and longtime customers all experience firsthand the disastrous effects poor leadership can have on the human side of the business equation. Leadership in the Eye of the Storm is a practical and inspirational guide that helps professionals create opportunity out of chaos. The book's insights are gleaned from the real life experiences of four North American profiled leaders who successfully navigated through the epicenter of their own storms by focusing first on the needs of their employees and families, and then the needs of their organizations. Events discussed include the 9/11 attacks, Hurricane Katrina, and the SARS outbreak. Tibbo offers a framework emerging from these narratives that enable future leaders to identify and cultivate the skills and behaviours required to not only meet the challenges but seize the opportunities that arise in times of chaos.
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What Stands in a Storm

A True Story of Love and Resilience in the Worst Superstorm in History

Author: Kim Cross

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476763070

Category: Nature

Page: 320

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Immersive reporting and dramatic storytelling set you right in the middle of the horrific superstorm of April 2011, a weather event that killed 348 people.
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The Rainbow in Every Storm

Author: Jean Forsythe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781937008574

Category: Christian life

Page: 80

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"Why is this happening to me?" "Lord, help me!" "I just don't know what to do." "How will I get through this?" "I wish someone would just tell me what to do." "Who can I turn to?" Haven't we all had thoughts like these? We can find help in God's Word. The author found helpful Scriptures while looking for answers during her own storms. She not only hopes they will be helpful to anyone weathering a storm, but that others will become more aware of how to help friends through stormy times.
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Storm Surge

Hurricane Sandy, Our Changing Climate, and Extreme Weather of the Past and Future

Author: Adam Sobel

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 006230478X

Category: Science

Page: 336

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A renowned scientist takes us through the devastating and unprecedented events of Hurricane Sandy, using it to explain our planet’s changing climate, and what we need to do to protect ourselves and our cities for the future. Was Hurricane Sandy a freak event—or a harbinger of things to come? Was climate change responsible? What connects the spiraling clouds our satellites saw from space, the brackish water that rose up over the city’s seawalls, and the slow simmer of greenhouse gases? Why weren't we better prepared? In this fascinating and accessible work of popular science, atmospheric scientist and Columbia University professor Adam Sobel addresses these questions, combining scientific explanation with first-hand experience of the event itself. He explains the remarkable atmospheric conditions that gave birth to Sandy and determined its path. He gives us insight into the sophisticated science that led to the forecasts of the storm before it hit, as well as an understanding of why our meteorological vocabulary failed our leaders in warning us about this unprecedented storm—part hurricane, part winter-type nor’easter, fully deserving of the title “Superstorm.” Storm Surge brings together the melting glaciers, the shifting jet streams, and the warming oceans to make clear how our changing climate will make New York and other cities more vulnerable than ever to huge storms—and how we need to think differently about these long-term risks if we hope to mitigate the damage. Engaging, informative, and timely, Sobel’s book provokes us to rethink the future of our climate and how we can better prepare for the storms to come.
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Sea of Storms

A History of Hurricanes in the Greater Caribbean from Columbus to Katrina

Author: Stuart B. Schwartz

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400852080

Category: History

Page: 472

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The diverse cultures of the Caribbean have been shaped as much by hurricanes as they have by diplomacy, commerce, or the legacy of colonial rule. In this panoramic work of social history, Stuart Schwartz examines how Caribbean societies have responded to the dangers of hurricanes, and how these destructive storms have influenced the region's history, from the rise of plantations, to slavery and its abolition, to migrations, racial conflict, and war. Taking readers from the voyages of Columbus to the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, Schwartz looks at the ethical, political, and economic challenges that hurricanes posed to the Caribbean’s indigenous populations and the different European peoples who ventured to the New World to exploit its riches. He describes how the United States provided the model for responding to environmental threats when it emerged as a major power and began to exert its influence over the Caribbean in the nineteenth century, and how the region’s governments came to assume greater responsibilities for prevention and relief, efforts that by the end of the twentieth century were being questioned by free-market neoliberals. Schwartz sheds light on catastrophes like Katrina by framing them within a long and contentious history of human interaction with the natural world. Spanning more than five centuries and drawing on extensive archival research in Europe and the Americas, Sea of Storms emphasizes the continuing role of race, social inequality, and economic ideology in the shaping of our responses to natural disaster. Some images inside the book are unavailable due to digital copyright restrictions.
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Wilma Jean the Worry Machine

Author: Julia Cook

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781937870010

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Wilma Jean worries about everything. She worries about missing the bus, doing a math problem wrong, having friends to play with, and getting carrots in her school lunch. Wilma Jean's teacher helps her figure out what worries she can control and those that she can't and what to do about both types of worries.
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Secret Storms

Author: Julie Mannix Von Zerneck,Kathy Hatfield

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780985735807

Category: Adoption

Page: 346

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A pregnant, upper class nineteen-year-old Philadelphia Main Line debutante is confined, against her will, to a state mental hospital. She spends her pregnancy surrounded by the mentally challenged and the criminally insane. On April 19, 1964, she gives birth to a child, whom she is forced to give up for adoption. A loving middle-class couple adopts a month-old little girl from Catholic Charities. She is adored and cherished from the very beginning. It is as though she is dropped into the first chapter of a fairy tale-but we all know how fairy tales go. This is the story of a mother and daughter. Of what it is to give up a child and what it is to be given up. Of what it is to belong, what it is to be a family and what it is to yearn deeply, and to never lose hope-because anything is possible. In this exquisite memoir, Julie Mannix von Zerneck and Kathy Hatfield recount the stories of their lives. Deliciously strange, surprising and sweetly funny, this tenderly written book takes us on a wild and frightening journey. Written in two distinct and deeply expressive voices, their stories seamlessly meld together in a breathtaking ending. PRAISE FOR SECRET STORMS: "The book shifts between sections narrated by mother von Zerneck and daughter Hatfield, and both authors have gripping stories to tell. Readers will delight in their shared narrative, which is as heartwarming as it is engaging. von Zerneck's life alone would be a fascinating read, but combined with Hatfield's search for her mother it becomes compulsive reading." -Publishers Weekly "The book is beautifully written and...compelling, to the extent that readers might feel they are sitting with the authors, listening to them tell their tale...more like a novel than a memoir." -ForeWord Reviews "Shining through both narratives is goodness and the power of the human spirit. A dually narrated, uplifting tale on overcoming profound adversity." -Kirkus Reviews "This story will break your heart, bring on tears of joy, and make you believe in the healing power of love, forgiveness, and family." -Meredith Rollins, Executive Editor, Redbook Magazine "A heartbreaking but ultimately life-affirming mother-daughter story that defies fiction. Every plot twist, every emotion touches a chord, even for those of us who have not had to endure such a brutal separation. Read it and weep-and then finally rejoice. An ode to the enduring power of family ties." -Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey, author of A Woman of Independent Means "In my writers' workshops, the greatest gospel I can preach is the obvious one-to tell the truth, whatever form it takes. This amazing mother-daughter writing team exemplifies the concept to the max. The plot is Dickensian, rife with villains and struggle, the revealing of it, breathtaking in its simplicity and heartbreaking in its courage. What a story." -Ernest Thompson, Academy Award-winning writer of On Golden Pond "What an extraordinary and compelling story, all the more so because it's true-and told so beautifully by its two heroines." -Alice Maltin, producer & Leonard Maltin, film critic and correspondent for Entertainment Tonight "This is an uplifting story of hope and personal courage that is sure to resonate with most readers." -Monsters and Critics
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Galveston's Summer of the Storm

Author: Julie Lake

Publisher: TCU Press

ISBN: 9780875652726

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 158

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A fourteen-year-old girl from Austin spends the summer of 1900 at her grandmother's home in Galveston and is caught in the Great Hurricane of September 8, 1900.
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Coastal Hazards Related to Storm Surge

Author: Rick Luettich

Publisher: MDPI

ISBN: 303842711X

Category: Science

Page: 260

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This book is a printed edition of the Special Issue "Coastal Hazards Related to Storm Surge" that was published in JMSE
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Storm of Visions

The Chosen Ones

Author: Christina Dodd

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101105306

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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First in a new back-to- back series from the New York Times bestselling author Hailed as "a star in any genre,"(New York Times bestselling author J. R. Ward) Christina Dodd delivers an exciting new paranormal romance that introduces The Seven, a secret society created to combat evil in all its deadly forms...
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Hammerhead Ranch Motel

Author: Tim Dorsey

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061836729

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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There's a different schemer or slimeball behind every door: cocaine duckpins who have survived only by the dumbest fortune, hard-luck gigolos desperate to score, undercover cops busting undercover cops who are running sting operations on undercover cops. And just down the row, local historian and spree killer Serge A. Storms -- who has stopped keeping up with his meds -- is still looking for a briefcase stuffed with five million dollars...and is now capable of wreaking more havoc than hurricane Rolando-berto, the big wind gathering force offshore, just waiting for the opportunity to blow everything straight to hell. Pack up your bags and head south to sunny Florida. Leave your rational mind at home and come well armed. There's a room with your number on it at the Hammerhead Ranch Motel.
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Cliff Hanger

Author: Jean Craighead George,Wendell Minor

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060002603

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Despite the dangers of a thunderstorm, Axel and his father make a difficult climb to rescue Axel's stranded dog.
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Abbie Against the Storm

The True Story of a Young Heroine and a Lighthouse

Author: Marcia Vaughan

Publisher: Aladdin/Beyond Words

ISBN: 9781582700076

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 30

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Abbie Burgess helps her father care for a lighthouse on a small island off the coast of Maine. Together they tend the lamps, organize supplies, and watch the endless Atlantic waters. When Abbie’s mother becomes ill, her father must sail to the mainland to find food and medicine. While her father is away a fierce winter storm descends, and Abbie must summon all her courage to care for her ailing mother, comfort her frightened sisters, and keep the flames of the lighthouse burning. Abbie Against the Storm is based on an actual incident that took place off the coast of Maine in the winter of 1856 and on a real young woman who rose to the challenge of saving her family and countless sailors.
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Adventures in Tornado Alley

The Storm Chasers

Author: Mike Hollingshead,Eric Nguyen

Publisher: Paw Prints

ISBN: 9781442032989

Category: Storms

Page: 192

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Features dramatic photography of tornadic systems as captured by the authors during seventeen storm chases throughout the American Midwest, in a series of weather portfolios that features sequential shots, running commentary, and complementary information about such phenomena as hail, mammatus clouds, and forecasting technology. Original.
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A World of Women

Growing Up in the Girls' School Story

Author: Rosemary Auchmuty

Publisher: Womens PressLtd

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 221

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In this book, Rosemary Auchmuty looks at school novels with popular female heroines, such as the Abbey Girl books and the Chalet School series. She questions their ability to portray strong, independent women, and asks why the female authors often resort to the conventions of society, marrying the characters off into a life of domesticity.
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