Isaac's storm : a man, a time, and the deadliest hurricane in history
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New York : Vintage Books, 2000.
Edition
1st Vintage Books ed.
Physical Desc
323 pages : maps ; 21 cm.
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Book
Language
English
ISBN
0375708278, 9780375708275
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Level 8.1, 13 Points

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General Note
Based on the diaries of Isaac Monroe Cline and on contemporary accounts.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (p. 307-313) and index.
Description
September 8, 1900, began innocently in the seaside town of Galveston, Texas. Even Isaac Cline, resident meteorologist for the U.S. Weather Bureau, failed to grasp the true meaning of the strange deep-sea swells and peculiar winds that greeted the city that morning. Mere hours later, Galveston found itself submerged by a monster hurricane that completely destroyed the town and killed over 6,000 people in what remains the greatest natural disaster in American history-and Isaac Cline found himself the victim of a devastating personal tragedy. Using Cline's own telegrams, letters, and reports, the testimony of scores of survivors, and our latest understanding of the science of hurricanes, Erik Larson builds a chronicle of one man's heroic struggle and fatal miscalculation in the face of a storm of unimaginable magnitude. Thrilling, powerful, and unrelentingly suspenseful, Isaac's Storm is the story of what can happen when human arrogance meets the uncontrollable force of nature.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Larson, E., & Cline, I. M. (2000). Isaac's storm: a man, a time, and the deadliest hurricane in history. 1st Vintage Books ed. New York: Vintage Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Larson, Erik and Isaac Monroe Cline. 2000. Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History. New York: Vintage Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Larson, Erik and Isaac Monroe Cline, Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History. New York: Vintage Books, 2000.

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Larson, Erik., and Isaac Monroe Cline. Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History. 1st Vintage Books ed. New York: Vintage Books, 2000. Print.

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