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The Perfect Storm  A True Story of Men Against the Sea
Author: Sebastian Junger
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date: 1997-05-17
ISBN 10: 9780393076615
Pages: 240 pages

The Perfect Storm A True Story of Men Against the Sea Book Summary : "There is nothing imaginary about Junger's book; it is all terrifyingly, awesomely real." —Los Angeles Times It was the storm of the century, boasting waves over one hundred feet high—a tempest created by so rare a combination of factors that meteorologists deemed it "the perfect storm." In a book that has become a classic, Sebastian Junger explores the history of the fishing industry, the science of storms, and the candid accounts of the people whose lives the storm touched. The Perfect Storm is a real-life thriller that makes us feel like we've been caught, helpless, in the grip of a force of nature beyond our understanding or control. Winner of the American Library Association's 1998 Alex Award.

NPDES Storm Water Sampling Guidance Document
Author: Washington Us Epa
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 1993-02-18
ISBN 10: 9780873719612
Pages: 208 pages

NPDES Storm Water Sampling Guidance Document Book Summary : The NPDES Storm Water Sampling Guidance Document provides a comprehensive description of basic sampling requirements for NPDES storm water discharge permit applications and offers procedural guidance on how to conduct sampling. Many of the procedures in this manual are also applicable to the sampling requirements contained in NPDES storm water permits. Topics covered include background information and a summary of permit application requirements, the fundamentals of sampling (including obtaining flow data, handling samples, and sending them to the lab), analytical considerations, regulatory flexibility regarding storm water sampling, and health and safety considerations. This book will be a cornerstone of NPDES compliance for wastewater treatment plant managers and supervisors, consultants, laboratories, lab managers and chemists, regulators, current NPDES permit holders, and anyone applying for an NPDES permit.

A Storm of Swords
Author: George R. R. Martin
Publisher: Bantam
Release Date: 2003-03-04
ISBN 10: 055389787X
Pages: 992 pages

A Storm of Swords Book Summary : THE BOOK BEHIND THE THIRD SEASON OF GAME OF THRONES, AN ORIGINAL SERIES NOW ON HBO. Here is the third volume in George R. R. Martin’s magnificent cycle of novels that includes A Game of Thrones and A Clash of Kings. As a whole, this series comprises a genuine masterpiece of modern fantasy, bringing together the best the genre has to offer. Magic, mystery, intrigue, romance, and adventure fill these pages and transport us to a world unlike any we have ever experienced. Already hailed as a classic, George R. R. Martin’s stunning series is destined to stand as one of the great achievements of imaginative fiction. A STORM OF SWORDS Of the five contenders for power, one is dead, another in disfavor, and still the wars rage as violently as ever, as alliances are made and broken. Joffrey, of House Lannister, sits on the Iron Throne, the uneasy ruler of the land of the Seven Kingdoms. His most bitter rival, Lord Stannis, stands defeated and disgraced, the victim of the jealous sorceress who holds him in her evil thrall. But young Robb, of House Stark, still rules the North from the fortress of Riverrun. Robb plots against his despised Lannister enemies, even as they hold his sister hostage at King’s Landing, the seat of the Iron Throne. Meanwhile, making her way across a blood-drenched continent is the exiled queen, Daenerys, mistress of the only three dragons still left in the world. . . . But as opposing forces maneuver for the final titanic showdown, an army of barbaric wildlings arrives from the outermost line of civilization. In their vanguard is a horde of mythical Others--a supernatural army of the living dead whose animated corpses are unstoppable. As the future of the land hangs in the balance, no one will rest until the Seven Kingdoms have exploded in a veritable storm of swords. . . .

Storm Water Management for Industrial Activities
Author: N.A
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Release Date: 1992
ISBN 10: 1428904247
Pages: 329 pages

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Storm of the Century
Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 1999-02-01
ISBN 10: 067103264X
Pages: 376 pages

Storm of the Century Book Summary : Complemented by an author introduction, the screenplay for a six-hour television miniseries follows the residents of Little Tall Island as they prepare to cope with both a dangerous storm and an mysteriously evil force

A New Luwian Stele and the Cult of the Storm god at Til Barsib Masuwari
Author: Guy Bunnens,Isabelle Leirens
Publisher: Peeters Publishers
Release Date: 2006
ISBN 10: 9042918179
Pages: 174 pages

A New Luwian Stele and the Cult of the Storm god at Til Barsib Masuwari Book Summary : The present publication aims to make public a stele, carved with both a relief of the Storm-God and a Luwian inscription, that was discovered in the Euphrates river in 1999 between the modern village of Qubbah and the archaeological site of Tell Ahmar in northern Syria.

Emotional Storm
Author: Michael Eigen
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Release Date: 2005-05-19
ISBN 10: 9780819567543
Pages: 256 pages

Emotional Storm Book Summary : Penetrating look at human relatedness by one of the field’s most innovative thinkers.

Urban Storm Water Design
Author: James C. Y. Guo
Publisher: Water Resources Publication
Release Date: 2003
ISBN 10: 9781887201377
Pages: 188 pages

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Desert Storm at Sea
Author: Marvin Pokrant
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Release Date: 1999
ISBN 10: 9780313310249
Pages: 329 pages

Desert Storm at Sea Book Summary : Examines the formidable challenges the U.S. Navy faced and overcame during Operation Desert Storm, the largest naval operation since World War II.

The Storm god in the Ancient Near East
Author: Alberto Ravinell Whitney Green
Publisher: Eisenbrauns
Release Date: 2003
ISBN 10: 1575060698
Pages: 363 pages

The Storm god in the Ancient Near East Book Summary : Green traces these motifs through the Mesopotamian, Anatolian, Syrian, and Levantine regions; he argues that, in the end, Yahweh of the Bible can be identified as a storm-god, though certain unique characteristics came to be associated with him: he was the creator of all that is created and the self-existing god who needs no other."--BOOK JACKET.

Spring Storm
Author: Tennessee Williams
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
Release Date: 1999
ISBN 10: 9780811214223
Pages: 166 pages

Spring Storm Book Summary : "A crucible of so many elements that would later shape and characterize Williams's work."—World Literature Today

Authors of the Storm
Author: Gary Alan Fine
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Release Date: 2009-10-15
ISBN 10: 0226249549
Pages: 280 pages

Authors of the Storm Book Summary : Whether it is used as an icebreaker in conversation or as the subject of serious inquiry, “the weather” is one of the few subjects that everyone talks about. And though we recognize the faces that bring us the weather on television, how government meteorologists and forecasters go about their jobs is rarely scrutinized. Given recent weather-related disasters, it’s time we find out more. In Authors of the Storm, Gary Alan Fine offers an inside look at how meteorologists and forecasters predict the weather. Based on field observation and interviews at the Storm Prediction Center in Oklahoma, the National Weather Service in Washington, D.C., and a handful of midwestern outlets, Fine finds a supremely hard-working, insular clique of professionals who often refer to themselves as a “band of brothers.” In Fine’s skilled hands, we learn their lingo, how they “read” weather conditions, how forecasts are written, and, of course, how those messages are conveyed to the public. Weather forecasts, he shows, are often shaped as much by social and cultural factors inside local offices as they are by approaching cumulus clouds. By opening up this unique world to us, Authors of the Storm offers a valuable and fascinating glimpse of a crucial profession.

The Gathering Storm
Author: Winston Churchill
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date: 1985
ISBN 10: 9780395410554
Pages: 724 pages

The Gathering Storm Book Summary : The step-by-step decline into war, with Churchill becoming prime minister as "the tocsin was about to sound."

An Urchin in the Storm  Essays about Books and Ideas
Author: Stephen Jay Gould
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date: 2010-11-29
ISBN 10: 0393340902
Pages: 256 pages

An Urchin in the Storm Essays about Books and Ideas Book Summary : "What pleasure to see the dishonest, the inept, and the misguided deftly given their due, while praise is lavished on the deserving—for reasons well and truly stated."—Kirkus Reviews Ranging as far as the fox and as deep as the hedgehog (the urchin of his title), Stephen Jay Gould expands on geology, biological determinism, "cardboard Darwinism," and evolutionary theory in this sparkling collection.

Isaac s Storm
Author: Erik Larson
Publisher: Vintage
Release Date: 2011-10-19
ISBN 10: 0307874095
Pages: 336 pages

Isaac s Storm Book Summary : At the dawn of the twentieth century, a great confidence suffused America. Isaac Cline was one of the era's new men, a scientist who believed he knew all there was to know about the motion of clouds and the behavior of storms. The idea that a hurricane could damage the city of Galveston, Texas, where he was based, was to him preposterous, "an absurd delusion." It was 1900, a year when America felt bigger and stronger than ever before. Nothing in nature could hobble the gleaming city of Galveston, then a magical place that seemed destined to become the New York of the Gulf. That August, a strange, prolonged heat wave gripped the nation and killed scores of people in New York and Chicago. Odd things seemed to happen everywhere: A plague of crickets engulfed Waco. The Bering Glacier began to shrink. Rain fell on Galveston with greater intensity than anyone could remember. Far away, in Africa, immense thunderstorms blossomed over the city of Dakar, and great currents of wind converged. A wave of atmospheric turbulence slipped from the coast of western Africa. Most such waves faded quickly. This one did not. In Cuba, America's overconfidence was made all too obvious by the Weather Bureau's obsession with controlling hurricane forecasts, even though Cuba's indigenous weathermen had pioneered hurricane science. As the bureau's forecasters assured the nation that all was calm in the Caribbean, Cuba's own weathermen fretted about ominous signs in the sky. A curious stillness gripped Antigua. Only a few unlucky sea captains discovered that the storm had achieved an intensity no man alive had ever experienced. In Galveston, reassured by Cline's belief that no hurricane could seriously damage the city, there was celebration. Children played in the rising water. Hundreds of people gathered at the beach to marvel at the fantastically tall waves and gorgeous pink sky, until the surf began ripping the city's beloved beachfront apart. Within the next few hours Galveston would endure a hurricane that to this day remains the nation's deadliest natural disaster. In Galveston alone at least 6,000 people, possibly as many as 10,000, would lose their lives, a number far greater than the combined death toll of the Johnstown Flood and 1906 San Francisco Earthquake. And Isaac Cline would experience his own unbearable loss. Meticulously researched and vividly written, Isaac's Storm is based on Cline's own letters, telegrams, and reports, the testimony of scores of survivors, and our latest understanding of the hows and whys of great storms. Ultimately, however, it is the story of what can happen when human arrogance meets nature's last great uncontrollable force. As such, Isaac's Storm carries a warning for our time. From the Hardcover edition.