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Hurricane Season

By Fernanda Melchor
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  • Publisher : New Directions Publishing
  • Isbn : 9780811228046
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 248
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Shortlisted for the 2020 International Booker Prize Now in paperback, Fernanda Melchor’s Hurricane Season is “a bilious, profane, blood-spattered tempest of rage” (The Wall Street Journal), that casts “a powerful spell” (NPR): “a narrative that not only decries an atrocity but embodies the beauty and vitality it perverts” (The New York Times) The Witch is dead. And the discovery of her corpse has the whole village investigating the murder. As the novel unfolds in a dazzling linguistic torrent, with each unreliable narrator lingering on new details, new acts of depravity or brutality, Melchor extracts some tiny shred of humanity from these characters—inners whom most people would write off as irredeemable—forming a lasting portrait of a damned Mexican village. Like Roberto Bolano’s 2666 or Faulkner’s novels, Hurricane Season takes place in a world saturated with mythology and violence—real violence, the kind that seeps into the soil, poisoning everything around: it’s a world that becomes more and more terrifying the deeper you explore it.

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  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
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When her grandmother’s will wrenches Sara back to her small hometown of Sweet Bay, Alabama, she must face family secrets and difficult choices. In the South, family is always more complicated than it seems. After her last remaining family member dies, Sara Jenkins goes home to The Hideaway, her grandmother Mags’s ramshackle B&B in Sweet Bay. She intends to quickly tie up loose ends then return to her busy life and thriving antique shop in New Orleans. Instead, she learns Mags has willed The Hideaway to her and charged her with renovating it—no small task considering her grandmother’s best friends, a motley crew of senior citizens, still live there. Rather than hurrying back to New Orleans, Sara stays in Sweet Bay and begins the biggest house-rehabbing project of her career. Amid drywall dust, old memories, and a charming contractor, she discovers that slipping back into life at The Hideaway is easier than she expected. Then she discovers a box Mags left in the attic with clues to a life Sara never imagined for her grandmother. With help from Mags’s friends, Sara begins to piece together the mysterious life of bravery, passion, and choices that changed her grandmother’s destiny in both marvelous and devastating ways. When an opportunistic land developer threatens to seize The Hideaway, Sara is forced to make a choice—stay in Sweet Bay and fight for the house and the people she’s grown to love or leave again and return to her successful but solitary life in New Orleans Praise for The Hideaway: “A story both powerful and enchanting: a don’t-miss novel in the greatest southern traditions of storytelling.”—Patti Callahan Henry, New York Times bestselling author “Two endearing heroines and their poignant storylines of love lost and found make this the perfect book for an afternoon on the back porch with a glass of sweet tea.”—Karen White, New York Times bestselling author USA TODAY and Amazon Charts bestseller Full-length Southern Women’s Fiction Includes Discussion Questions for Book Clubs

The Greatest and Deadliest Hurricanes to Impact the Bahamas

By Wayne Neely
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Isbn : 9781532089220
  • Pages : 702
  • Category : Nature
  • Reads : 291
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The Bahamas is ideally located directly in the path of hurricanes in the North Atlantic. These massive tropical cyclones have been ravaging the Bahamas since the Lucayan Indians blessed these islands with their presence. Now for the very first time, these greatest and deadliest Bahamian hurricanes have been presented and documented in book-form. Such named storms include Hurricanes Andrew, Floyd, Donna, Dorian, David, Matthew, Betsy, Frances, Jeanne, and Wilma. While other unnamed storms include, The Great Nassau Hurricane of 1926, The Great Abaco Hurricane of 1932, The Great Bahamas Hurricane of 1866, The Great Okeechobee Hurricane of 1928, and The Great Andros Island Hurricane of 1929. The Bahamas hurricane season, which lasts from June to November, has seen plenty of catastrophic storms throughout history. Here's a look at some of the greatest and deadliest storms that have hit the Bahamas over the past five centuries.

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If you live in the Caribbean or Florida, you’ve probably heard tales about the Great Okeechobee Hurricane, which killed thousands and left behind wide swaths of destruction. Also known as the Saint Felipe (Phillip) Segundo Hurricane, it developed in the far eastern Atlantic before making its way over land and taking the lives of Bahamian migrant workers and Florida residents. This thoroughly researched history considers the storm and its aftermath, exploring an important historical weather event that has been neglected. Through historical photographs of actual damage and personal recollections, author and veteran meteorologist Wayne Neely examines the widespread devastation that the hurricane caused. You’ll get a detailed account on: • workers who were caught unprepared on the farms in the Okeechobee region of Florida; • challenges that those involved in the recovery effort faced after the hurricane passed; • personal and community turmoil that took decades to fully overcome. This massive storm killed at least 2,500 people in the United States of which approximately 1,400 were Bahamians migrant workers, becoming the second deadliest hurricane in the history of the United States, behind only the Great Galveston Hurricane of 1900. To this day, it remains the deadliest hurricane to ever strike the Bahamas.

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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Isbn : 9781491716144
  • Pages : 252
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  • Publisher : Greystone Books Ltd
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  • Pages : 289
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  • Pages : 32
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Every year, hurricanes seem to be increasingly severe and unpredictable, ensuring that they remain one of the most frequent topics of conversation in our everyday lives. The Great Bahamian Hurricanes of 1926 provides the perfect introduction to the complexities and dynamics of hurricanes. It focuses on how they develop, what causes them to be so powerful, the history behind them and how hurricanes affect us all. Wayne Neely tells the story of three of the worst natural catastrophes in the history of the Bahamas. However, this is not just the story of three big storms, but also of the many Bahamians who had to endure them. The individual stories of heroism and cowardice; tragedy and redemption vividly bring these storms to life. Each hurricane season brings with it a reminder that we are constantly subject to natural occurrences over which we have no control. Through unique historical photographs of actual damages from these three storms, this book shows the widespread devastation that these storms inflicted on the Bahamas. Drawing upon many newspaper accounts, ship reports and Family Island Commissioners reports from throughout the Bahamas, the author provides a fascinating glimpse of these hurricanes as they devastated the Bahamas.

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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
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Seventy-four-mph winds and above, creamy and steamy red beans and rice, and a grandmother with her grandsonHurricane Season with a Side of Red Beans and Rice is a great way to find out about how hurricanes form and what to do if they are coming your way. The story unfolds as a conversation between grandmother and grandson while they cook dinner for their family. Hurricanes are unfortunately all too common in certain areas of the country. Everyone needs to know how to prepare for one coming and, more importantly, needs to know when to leave if one is heading your way. The book will also leave you with a little taste of Louisiana culture that will make your mouth water.

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  • Publisher : Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC
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  • Pages : 48
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Hurricane is the name given to tropical cyclones that form in the Atlantic Ocean. Learn how they form, how they are categorized, which ones were the most destructive, and how you can protect yourself should one make landfall near your home.

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By Jeffery D. Sims
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  • Publisher : Beyond-The-Spectrum
  • Isbn : 9781304733030
  • Pages : 63
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This book could save your life! The ebook edition (full color) of the No-Nonsense Guide To Hurricane Safety is the fourth in a series of crisis manuals focusing on natural (and man-made) disasters. This guide is designed to provide a comprehensive source for the latest research related to hurricane safety. Subjects covered include: providing a basic survey-level understanding of hurricanes; hurricane rating systems explained; how to be proactive in preparing for hurricane emergencies; providing suggestions by government and weather professionals/researchers on the best courses of action before, during, & after a hurricane; and appendixes that include regional contacts for federal assistance, and a listing of disaster-relief organizations. This guide, along with others in the series, is designed to be a 1-stop source for contingency planning for disaster-related emergencies.

Hurricanes and Climate Change

By James B. Elsner,Thomas H. Jagger
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Isbn : 0387094105
  • Pages : 380
  • Category : Science
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Recent studies suggest that tropical cyclones are more powerful than in the past with the most dramatic increase in the North Atlantic. The increase is correlated with an increase in ocean temperature. A debate concerns the nature of these increases with some scientists attributing them to a natural climate fluctuation and others suggesting climate change related to anthropogenic increases in forcing from greenhouse gases. A Summit on Hurricanes and Climate Change was held during the spring of 2007 on the island of Crete that brought together leading academics and researchers on both sides of the scientific debate to discuss new research and express opinions about what will happen in the future with regard to hurricane activity. This proceedings volume highlights the state-of-the-science research into various aspects of the hurricane-climate connection. It is likely that the science presented here will lead to new research that will help answer crucial questions about our sustainable future.

Preparing for the Worst, Planning for the Best: Protecting our Cultural Heritage from Disaster

By Johanna G. Wellheiser,Nancy E. Gwinn
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  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
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  • Pages : 192
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  • File Pdf: preparing-for-the-worst-planning-for-the-best.pdf

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Im Juli 2003 fand in Berlin eine Tagung statt, die den Vorkehrungen gewidmet war, die Bibliotheken zum Katastrophenschutz treffen können, sowohl Katastrophen, die von Menschenhand ausgelöst werden (Konflikte, Kriege) als auch Naturkatastrophen (Erdbeben, Überschwemmungen, Orkane). Ein Gremium internationaler Experten tauschte Erfahrungen aus und diskutierte beispielsweise Planungsmaßnahmen, Verhaltensstrategien, Schulungsanforderungen sowie institutionelle Rahmenbedingungen. Dieser Band enthält die Beiträge zu dieser Tagung.

Freddy the Frogcaster and the Huge Hurricane

By Janice Dean
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 9781621574224
  • Pages : 40
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 885
  • File Pdf: freddy-the-frogcaster-and-the-huge-hurricane.pdf

Book Summary:

Freddy the Frogcaster is tracking the weather at Frog News Network when he realizes a huge hurricane is coming! Can the town of Lilypad prepare for the storm in time? Can Freddy report the weather on TV and make sure his family and friends are safe? Fox News Meteorologist Janice Dean "The Weather Machine" continues her beloved Freddy the Frogcaster series in this whirlwind adventure that will leave readers with lasting real-life advice on how to prepare for hurricane season.

Towards Climate Action in the Caribbean Community

By Don Charles
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Isbn : 9781527537958
  • Pages : 243
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 385
  • File Pdf: towards-climate-action-in-the-caribbean-community.pdf

Book Summary:

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Member States, are among the first small island developing states (SIDS) to be affected by climate change. Each of the Member States emits less than 1% of global greenhouse gas emissions. However, they are confronted with this global negative externality. After more than two decades of negotiations, in 2015, the international community agreed upon a new international treaty to address climate change: the Paris Agreement. A notable achievement of the Paris Climate Agreement is that it encourages climate change mitigation action in both developed and developing countries. Since the Paris Climate Agreement marks an important milestone in the international climate change negotiations, this book seeks to explore the policy climate change action which can be implemented by the CARICOM Member States to build their resilience in the post-Paris Climate Agreement Era. This books considers climate change issues facing the CARICOM Member States such as the National Determined Contributions (NDC) framework, the urgency for climate finance to facilitate the coastal adaptation to climate change, the need for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to simplify and standardise the financing framework for its various trust funds, and the moral obligation of the international community to develop a financial mechanism to address loss and damage from climate change.

State of the Climate in 2009: Special Supplement to the “Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society” (Vol. 91, No. 6, June 2010)

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  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : DIANE Publishing
  • Isbn : 1437937225
  • Pages :
  • Category :
  • Reads : 689
  • File Pdf: state-of-the-climate-in-2009.pdf

Book Summary:

Read and download full book State of the Climate in 2009: Special Supplement to the “Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society” (Vol. 91, No. 6, June 2010)

U.S. History Puzzles, Book 3, Grades 5 - 8

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  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Mark Twain Media
  • Isbn : 9781622236688
  • Pages : 48
  • Category : Education
  • Reads : 700
  • File Pdf: u-s-history-puzzles-book-3-grades-5-8.pdf

Book Summary:

The Mark Twain U.S. History Puzzles book enhances social studies with activities such as crosswords, word searches, and quizzes. A fun way to teach students about early settlements and global wars, this middle school U.S. history book uses puzzle-based activities to present significant events. Correlated to meet current state standards, the U.S. History Puzzles book helps students focus on significant topics and events in America’s past, including: -the expansion of the United States -American involvement in global wars -the increasing role of industrialization and technology -equality Mark Twain Media Publishing Company provides innovative supplemental books and content-rich decorations for middle-grade and upper-grade classrooms. This product line is designed by leading educators and features a variety of subjects, including history, fine arts, science, language arts, social studies, government, math, and behavior management.

Hurricane Punch

By Tim Dorsey
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Isbn : 9780061745737
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 160
  • File Pdf: hurricane-punch.pdf

Book Summary:

That lovable, under-undermedicated dispenser of truth, justice, and trivia is back with a vengeance—just as his cherished home state is about to take a beating from a conga line of hurricanes bearing down on the peninsula. But as Serge and his burnout buddy Coleman go storm-chasing, bodies begin turning up at a disturbing rate, even by Florida standards. It looks like a serial killer is on the loose—another serial killer—which highly offends Serge's moral sensibilities. And he vows he'll stop at nothing to unmask his thrill-killing rival and make All Things Right—though Coleman's triathlete approach to the sport of polyabuse binging threatens to derail the mission more completely than the entire combined Sunshine State police community could ever hope to.