In Katrina’s Wake: The U.S. Coast Guard and the Gulf Coast Hurricanes of 2005 (New Perspectives on Maritime History and Nautical Archaeology)

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Meet the heroes of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita


“An in-depth, first-hand, on-the-scene account of the valiant efforts of the men and women of America’s Coast Guard during one of the nation’s worst natural disasters, and the resolve, grit, and determination which led to the saving of tens of thousands of lives.”–Clayton Evans, author of

Rescue at Sea


“Tremendous. Canney describes how a service smaller than the New York City police department was able to rise to the occasion with near perfect execution of its missions.”–Vincent W. Patton III, Master Chief Petty Officer of the U.S. Coast Guard (retired)


Of all the Homeland Security agencies operating in New Orleans before, during, and after Hurricane Katrina’s landfall, no agency performed its duties with the same level of diligence and heroism as did the U.S. Coast Guard. Tirelessly, Coasties in helicopters and small boats pulled survivors from rooftops, floating debris, and high ground and ferried them to safety as the rest of us watched live on CNN.


Only a few days later, disaster struck again in the form of Hurricane Rita, which left even more people in desperate need of rescue and assistance. In the aftermath of the storms, some 5,000 Coast Guard personnel rescued 33,735 individuals–six times more than the annual average number rescued by the service nationwide. Then, unobserved by the media, the Coast Guard successfully restored the vital navigation aids in the region, preventing further death and destruction.

In Katrina’s Wake presents a riveting account of the astounding operations undertaken by the men and women of the U.S. Coast Guard in the aftermath of one of the worst natural disasters ever to strike America. While other government agencies struggled to mobilize and failed to provide real solutions, one small, decentralized agency stepped forward and performed above and beyond the call of duty.



The Great Hurricane, 1938

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“Before there was the Perfect Storm, there was the Great Hurricane of 1938. A riveting and wonderfully written account” (Nathaniel Philbrick).
 
On the night of September 21, 1938, news on the radio was full of the invasion of Czechoslovakia. There was no mention of any severe weather. By the time oceanfront residents noticed an ominous color in the sky, it was too late to escape. In an age before warning systems and the ubiquity of television, this unprecedented storm caught the Northeast off guard, obliterated coastal communities on Long Island and in New England, and killed nearly seven hundred people.
 
The Great Hurricane: 1938 is a spellbinding hour-by-hour reconstruction of one of the most destructive and powerful storms ever to hit the United States. With riveting detail, Burns weaves together countless personal stories of loved ones lost and lives changed forever—from those of the Moore family, washed to sea on a raft formerly their attic floor, to Katharine Hepburn, holed up in her Connecticut mansion, watching her car take to the air like a bit of paper.
 
“A very good book.” —The Washington Post
 




In the Eyes of the Hurricane and Epicenter of the Earthquake: Goudougoudou, Tranblemantè, Gwo Dife, Move Tan, Toubiyon – Earthquake, Quake – Seísmo, Temblor, … – Hurricane and Goudougoudou Book 2)

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“In the Eyes of the Hurricane and Epicenter of the Earthquake” is a new series of books and ebooks about the effects and impacts of climate change specially to coastal cities and communities all over the world. It tells the stories of the survivors such as business owners, single mothers, persons of color, immigrants, families and children who suffer the most. The book tells the stories of survivors who lose loved ones, their business, job, church, and schools. Some of them have to move away from the only home and community they have ever known. Rebuilding will take years and lots of money. When they did not have the right disaster insurance, they may never live in what used to be their paradise. The few survivors who can rebuild will have to build according to the new codes, raise their new homes and business to prevent a future devastation.

All the islands and coastal cities will have to pay attention to what scientists have been saying about climate change’s impact on property and lives. The Caribbean region, Florida, and any other coastal region should heed those advices. Panama City and Mexico Beach were destroyed by hurricane Michael. Besides loss of lives, the property loss will be in the billions. Haiti had been hit by the 2010 quake killing thousands of people and the most recent October 6, 2018 quake adding to the number of victims in Port-de-Paix. Climate change is real. Its effects can be seen and remain with us.



The Track of the “Typhoon”: -1921

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Originally published in 1921. This volume from the Cornell University Library’s print collections was scanned on an APT BookScan and converted to JPG 2000 format by Kirtas Technologies. All titles scanned cover to cover and pages may include marks notations and other marginalia present in the original volume.



Two Stories: Heart of Darkness and Typhoon

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This is a new revised edition of two of Joseph Conrad’s shorter works: his famous novella, Heart of Darkness, and the short seafaring novel Typhoon. At Bishopston Publications we take great care to edit and re-format classic texts for optimum reading pleasure. We do not reproduce scanned copies of old publications.



SAS 19 Cyclone à l’ONU (French Edition)

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« Couvrez-moi. » Chris tira tellement des deux mains que le panneau commença à ressembler à de la dentelle. Malko traversa et grimpa les marches. Le palier du troisième étage était plongé dans l’obscurité. Les cris de femme venaient de la porte du milieu. Malko se jeta dessus et elle vola en éclats. Un jeune Noir se dressa devant lui, automatique au poing. Il tira deux fois. Les balles atteignirent Malko en pleine poitrine. Sous le choc, il recula jusqu’au mur, sonné. Le Noir eut le tort de baisser son arme. Malko tira trois fois coup sur coup. Les balles atteignirent leur but et le Noir tomba en avant.



The Complete Works of Joseph Conrad (Annotated): Heart of Darkness, The secret Agent, Lord Jim, Nostromo, Typhoon and dozens of other titles

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The complete collection Joseph Conrad’s works with an active table of content to swipe through books.
Including dozens of Joseph conrads works and a biography and a review by the publisher.
Best books to buy. Heart of Darkness grabbed a position in best novel’s of 20th century by many literary review institutions.



Deluge: Tropical Storm Irene, Vermont’s Flash Floods, and How One Small State Saved Itself

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On August 28, 2011, after pounding the Caribbean and the U.S. Eastern seaboard for more than a week, Hurricane Irene finally made landfall in New Jersey. As the storm headed into New England, it was quickly downgraded to a tropical storm. And by Sunday afternoon, national news outlets were giving postmortems on the damage. Except for some flooding in low-lying areas, New York City—Irene’s biggest target—had escaped its worst-case scenario. Story over.

But the story wasn’t over. As Irene’s eye drifted north, its bands of heavy rains twisted westward over Vermont’s Green Mountains. The mountains forced these bands upward, wringing the rain out of them like water from a sponge. Streams and rivers were transformed into torrents of brown water and debris, gouging mountainsides, reshaping valleys, washing out roads, pulling apart bridges, and carrying away homes, livestock, and automobiles. For weeks, mountain towns were isolated, with no way in or out, and thousands of people were left homeless. In the immediate aftermath of the disaster, it fell on the shoulders of ordinary Vermonters to help victims and rebuild the state.

Deluge is the complete story of the floods, the rescue, and the recovery, as seen through the eyes of the people who lived through them: Wilmington’s Lisa Sullivan, whose bookstore was flooded, and town clerk Susie Haughwout, who saved the town records; Tracy Payne, who lost her home in Jamaica—everything in it, and the land on which it sat; Geo Honigford in South Royalton, who lost his crops, but put his own mess on hold to help others in the town; the men who put U.S. Route 4 back together at breakneck speed; and the entire village of Pittsfield, completely isolated after the storm, and its inspirational story of real community.



Happy Island and the Typhoons

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When the typhoon warnings alert Deno and his ten-year-old sister, Lela, about the coming bad weather to Happy Island, they know exactly what they need to do to stay safe. After the storm blows over the two children find their home destroyed and their parents—who had been fishing when the storm hit—missing. Deno and Lela travel to another island to live with Aunt Mina and Uncle Hector. They work hard to make money to pay for Lela’s cleft palette surgery.

Meanwhile, their parents, Kim and Anna, survive the storm and wash up on a deserted island. Their goal is to repair the boat so they can return home to their children. While exploring the land, they make an important and fruitful discovery.

A book for young readers, Happy Island and the Typhoons tells the adventure story of Deno and Lela who overcome tragedy and obstacles to find family and love.