Havana Storm

Havana Storm
Author: Clive Cussler,Dirk Cussler
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2014-10-28
ISBN: 0698183606
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Havana Storm Book Excerpt:

Renowned marine adventurer Dirk Pitt returns to stem a toxic outbreak in the thrilling novel from the grand master of adventure and #1 New York Times–bestselling author. While investigating an unexplained poisonous spill in the Caribbean Sea that may ultimately threaten the United States, Dirk Pitt unwittingly becomes involved in something even more dangerous—a post-Castro power struggle for the control of Cuba. Meanwhile, Pitt’s children, marine engineer Dirk and oceanographer Summer, are on an investigation of their own, chasing an Aztec stone that may reveal the whereabouts of a vast historical Aztec treasure. The problem is, that stone was believed to have been destroyed on the battleship Maine in Havana Harbor in 1898, which brings them both to Cuba as well—and squarely into harm’s way. The whole Pitt familyhas been in desperate situations before . . . but perhaps never quite as dire as the one facing them now.

Storm of the Century

Storm of the Century
Author: Willie Drye
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2019-08-01
ISBN: 1493037986
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Storm of the Century Book Excerpt:

In 1934, hundreds of jobless World War I veterans were sent to the remote Florida Keys to build a highway from Miami to Key West. The Roosevelt Administration was making a genuine effort to help these down-and-out vets, many of whom suffered from what is known today as post-traumatic stress disorder. But the attempt to help them turned into a tragedy. The supervisors in charge of the veterans misunderstood the danger posed by hurricanes in the low-lying Florida Keys. In late August 1935, a small, stealthy tropical storm crossed the Bahamas, causing little damage. When it entered the Straits of Florida, however, it exploded into one of the most powerful hurricanes on record. But US Weather Bureau forecasters could only guess at its exact position, and their calculations were well off the mark. The hurricane that struck the Upper Florida Keys on the evening of September 2, 1935 is still the most powerful hurricane to make landfall in the US. Supervisors waited too long to call for an evacuation train from Miami to move the vets out of harm’s way. The train was slammed by the storm surge soon after it reached Islamorada. Only the 160-ton locomotive was left upright on the tracks. About 400 veterans were left unprotected in flimsy work camps. Around 260 of them were killed. This is their story, with newly discovered photos and stories of some of the heroes of the Labor Day 1935 calamity.

Weekly Weather Crop Bulletin

Weekly Weather   Crop Bulletin
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 520
Release: 1969
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Crops and climate
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Weekly Weather Crop Bulletin Book Excerpt:

Final yearly issue includes index of special articles. December through March issues contain reports of snow and ice conditions.

Mariners Weather Log

Mariners Weather Log
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 320
Release: 1969
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Marine meteorology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mariners Weather Log Book Excerpt:

November issue includes abridged index to yearly volume.

Monthly Weather Review

Monthly Weather Review
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 420
Release: 1881
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Meteorology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Divine Wind

Divine Wind
Author: Kerry Emanuel
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2005-09-01
ISBN: 9780199727346
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Divine Wind Book Excerpt:

Imagine standing at the center of a Roman coliseum that is 20 miles across, with walls that soar 10 miles into the sky, towering walls with cascades of ice crystals falling along its brilliantly white surface. That's what it's like to stand in the eye of a hurricane. In Divine Wind, Kerry Emanuel, one of the world's leading authorities on hurricanes, gives us an engaging account of these awe-inspiring meteorological events, revealing how hurricanes and typhoons have literally altered human history, thwarting military incursions and changing the course of explorations. Offering an account of the physics of the tropical atmosphere, the author explains how such benign climates give rise to the most powerful storms in the world and tells what modern science has learned about them. Interwoven with this scientific account are descriptions of some of the most important hurricanes in history and relevant works of art and literature. For instance, he describes the 17th-century hurricane that likely inspired Shakespeare's The Tempest and that led to the British colonization of Bermuda. We also read about the Galveston Hurricane of 1900, by far the worst natural calamity in U.S. history, with a death toll between 8,000 and 12,000 that exceeded the San Francisco earthquake, the Johnstown Flood, and the Okeechobee Hurricane co Boasting more than one hundred color illustrations, frommbined. Boasting more than one hundred color illustrations, from ultra-modern Doppler imagery to classic paintings by Winslow Homer, Divine Wind captures the profound effects that hurricanes have had on humanity. Its fascinating blend of history, science, and art will appeal to weather junkies, science buffs, and everyone who read Isaac's Storm.

An Environmental History of Latin America

An Environmental History of Latin America
Author: Shawn William Miller
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2007-08-27
ISBN: 1316224325
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Environmental History of Latin America Book Excerpt:

A narration of the mutually mortal historical contest between humans and nature in Latin America. Covering a period that begins with Amerindian civilizations and concludes in the region's present urban agglomerations, the work offers an original synthesis of the current scholarship on Latin America's environmental history and argues that tropical nature played a central role in shaping the region's historical development. Human attitudes, populations, and appetites, from Aztec cannibalism to more contemporary forms of conspicuous consumption, figure prominently in the story. However, characters such as hookworms, whales, hurricanes, bananas, dirt, butterflies, guano, and fungi make more than cameo appearances. Recent scholarship has overturned many of our egocentric assumptions about humanity's role in history. Seeing Latin America's environmental past from the perspective of many centuries illustrates that human civilizations, ancient and modern, have been simultaneously more powerful and more vulnerable than previously thought.

Nation States and the Global Environment

Nation States and the Global Environment
Author: Erika Marie Bsumek,David Kinkela,Mark Atwood Lawrence
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2013-04-02
ISBN: 0199793077
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nation States and the Global Environment Book Excerpt:

Hardly a day passes without journalists, policymakers, academics, or scientists calling attention to the worldwide scale of the environmental crisis confronting humankind. While climate change has generated the greatest alarm in recent years, other global problems-desertification, toxic pollution, species extinctions, drought, and deforestation, to name just a few-loom close behind. The scope of the most pressing environmental problems far exceeds the capacity of individual nation-states, much less smaller political entities. To compound these problems, economic globalization, the growth of non-governmental activist groups, and the accelerating flow of information have fundamentally transformed the geopolitical landscape. Despite the new urgency of these challenges, however, they are not without historical precedent. As this book shows, nation-states have long sought agreements to manage migratory wildlife, just as they have negotiated conventions governing the exploitation of rivers and other bodies of water. Similarly, nation-states have long attempted to control resources beyond their borders, to impose their standards of proper environmental exploitation on others, and to draw on expertise developed elsewhere to cope with environmental problems at home. This collection examines this little-understood history, providing case studies and context to inform ongoing debates.

The Navigation of the Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico The West India Islands including the Bermuda Islands and the Bahama Banks

The Navigation of the Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico  The West India Islands  including the Bermuda Islands and the Bahama Banks
Author: United States. Hydrographic Office
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 590
Release: 1892
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Pilot guides
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Sea of Storms

Sea of Storms
Author: Stuart B. Schwartz
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2016-07-26
ISBN: 0691173605
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sea of Storms Book Excerpt:

A panoramic social history of hurricanes in the Caribbean 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.

The international Code of Signals for the use of all nations

The international Code of Signals  for the use of all nations
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 470
Release: 1890
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The International Code of Signals

The International Code of Signals
Author: United States. Hydrographic Office
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 470
Release: 1890
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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North Spokane Freeway Project Spokane County

North Spokane Freeway Project  Spokane County
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 4
Release: 1997
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Proceedings of the Convention of Weather Bureau Officials

Proceedings of the     Convention of Weather Bureau Officials
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 640
Release: 1902
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Meteorology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Havana Storm

Havana Storm
Author: Clive Cussler
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 450
Release: 2015-11-19
ISBN: 9781405919074
Category: Adventure stories
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Havana Storm Book Excerpt:

While investigating a toxic outbreak in the Caribbean Sea that may ultimately threaten the United States, Pitt unwittingly becomes involved in something even more dangerous - a post-Castro power struggle for the control of Cuba. Meanwhile, Pitt's children, marine engineer Dirk and oceanographer Summer, are on an investigation of their own, chasing an Aztec stone that may reveal the whereabouts of a vast historical Aztec treasure.

Climatological Data

Climatological Data
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1969
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Meteorology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Climatological Data National Summary

Climatological Data  National Summary
Author: United States. Environmental Data Service
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 826
Release: 1969
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Meteorology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Climatological Data for the United States by Sections

Climatological Data for the United States by Sections
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 874
Release: 1969
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Meteorology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climatological Data for the United States by Sections Book Excerpt:

Collection of the monthly climatological reports of the United States by state or region, with monthly and annual national summaries.

The American Meteorological Journal

The American Meteorological Journal
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1893
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Meteorology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Radio broadcasting to Cuba

Radio broadcasting to Cuba
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Foreign Relations
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 560
Release: 1983
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Radio
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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