Hurricanes

Author by : Paul V. Kislow
Languange : en
Publisher by : Nova Publishers
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Description : 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

Author by : Jean Allen
Languange : en
Publisher by : Capstone
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Description : 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.


Hurricane

Author by :
Languange : en
Publisher by : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Hurricane Elena Gulf Coast August 29 September 2 1985

Author by : National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Natural Disasters
Languange : en
Publisher by : National Academies
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Description : Hurricane Elena, following an erratic and difficult-to-forecast course along an unusually large section of the Gulf Coast, posed special problems from New Orleans, Louisiana, to Sarasota, Florida, well before it came ashore on September 2, 1985. Considerable wind damage occurred in this area to structures that were ostensibly designed to resist such extreme wind conditions. Because similar design conditions and building control procedures exist along other U.S. hurricane-prone coasts, the conclusions drawn in this detailed book catalog the structural damage caused by the hurricane and emergency response actions, establish the wind conditions of the storm, review in-depth the building control process used in the area, and conduct necessary structural and wind tunnel tests relevant to a large number of communities along the coastal areas.


Hurricane The Greatest Storm On Earth

Author by : United States. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Languange : en
Publisher by :
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Hurricane

Author by : James S. Hirsch
Languange : en
Publisher by : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Description : In 1967, the black boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter and a young acquaintance, John Artis, were wrongly convicted of triple murder by an all-white jury in Paterson, New Jersey. Over the next decade, Carter gradually amassed convincing evidence of his innocence and the vocal support of celebrities from Bob Dylan to Muhammad Ali. He was freed in 1976 pending a new trial, but he lost his appeal -- to the amazement of many -- and landed back in prison. Carter, bereft, shunned almost all human contact until he received a letter from Lesra Martin, a teenager raised in a Brooklyn ghetto. Against his bitter instincts, Carter agreed to meet with Martin, thus taking the first step on a tortuous path back to the world. Martin introduced him to an enigmatic group of Canadians who helped wage a successful battle to free him. As Carter orchestrated this effort from his cell, he also embarked on a singular intellectual journey, which led ultimately to a freedom more profound than any that could be granted by a legal authority.


Hurricane Squadrons

Author by : Philip Birtles
Languange : en
Publisher by : Red Kite / Air Research
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The Hurricane Of 1938

Author by : Aram Goudsouzian
Languange : en
Publisher by : Applewood Books
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Description : A gripping description of New England's storm of the century.


Florida S Hurricane History

Author by : Jay Barnes
Languange : en
Publisher by : UNC Press Books
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Description : Featuring a comprehensive chronology of more than one hundred different storms, an informative and up-to-date account of the major hurricanes to hit Florida over the past four and a half centuries, and their human cost, includes more than one hundred illustrations and seventy-six maps. Simultaneous. UP.


Hurricane Hugo Puerto Rico The Virgin Islands And Charleston South Carolina September 17 22 1989

Author by : National Research Council
Languange : en
Publisher by : National Academies Press
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Description : This volume provides an account of the 1989 Hurricane Hugo for historical purposes, evaluates the physical phenomena involved and the performance of structures and systems, and identifies and recommends cases where an in-depth study would improve our ability to analyze and forecast such failures.