Author: Sebastian Junger

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007324383

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 9216

The worst storm in history seen from the wheelhouse of a doomed fishing trawler; a mesmerisingly vivid account of a natural hell from a perspective that offers no escape.
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Author: Phoebe Rivers

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 144248960X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

View: 1254

In the aftermath of a hurricane, Sara’s got a new secret—and an old crush—to decipher. A hurricane hits the New Jersey shore, and while Sara’s hometown of Stellamar is spared from any major damage, things will still never be the same. At home, a spirit reveals to Sara that he has a secret about her mother...but then the spirit is spooked by the storm and leaves before Sara can find out more. Sara enlists the help of her best friend, Lily, and together they try to find out what other secrets might be hidden away in the old house. At school, there are some new faces as kids from a neighboring town start attending Stellamar Middle School since their own school was damaged in the storm. One of the new kids is Mason, Sara’s summer crush. Will sparks continue to fly between Sara and Mason?
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A Perfect Storm

Author: Jean Paul Kimonyo

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781626371866

Category: Genocide

Page: 404

View: 5165

Why did Rwanda¿s rural Hutus participate so massively, and so personally, in the country¿s 1994 genocide of its Tutsi population? Given all that has been written already about this horrific episode, is there still more that can be learned? Answering these questions, Jean-Paul Kimonyo¿s social and economic history explores at the deepest level the role both of power relations among Rwanda¿s grassroots citizens, political parties, and the state and of socioeconomic factors vs. politically/socially constructed ethnicity.
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Three Days of a Perfect Storm

Author: Gillian Houghton

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9780823936779

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 5508

Recounts the sinking of the successful swordfishing boat, the Andrea Gail, in what was later called "The Perfect Storm," events leading up to the shipwreck, the investigation that followed, and ongoing public interest in the tragedy.
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A Perfect Storm

Author: Tina Wallace,Fenella Porter

Publisher: Practical Action Pub

ISBN: 9781853397790

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

View: 3333

This book explores how international NGOs are navigating these rapid changes, changes that challenge their role and legitimacy, their values, and their overall purpose. It calls for a re-examination of theories about change, and a re-focus on ideas of complexity and feminism and on learning from past NGO experience.
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Author: Lori Foster

Publisher: HQN Books

ISBN: 037377656X

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 6570

When Arizona Storm, a former sex slave, agrees to act as bait to catch some human traffickers, she is unprepared for the explosive chemistry between her and her partner, bounty hunter Spencer Lake.
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A True Story of Men Against the Sea

Author: Sebastian Junger,Anne Collins

Publisher: Macmillan Elt

ISBN: 9781405073127

Category: Easy to read materials

Page: 111

View: 5555

"A perfect storm happens maybe only once in a hundred years. The phrase, "a perfect storm" is used by meteorologists - scientists who study the weather. It means that the storm could not be worse. This is the true story of the perfect storm of October 1991, and of some of the people who were caught in that terrible storm. It was the worst weather that many people had ever seen. At about midnight, on Monday, October 28th, the wind was blowing at 50 knots and some waves were about 45 feet high. At that point, the swordfishing boat, Andrea Gail, must have been climbing slowly up each wave, then going over the top and falling down the other side. An hour later, the waves were about 100 feet high, and the wind was blowing at 120 knots. And no one could get through to Captain Billy Tyne on the Andrea Gail's radio..." -- Cover.
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Author: Leonard Sweet

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 0687650895

Category: Religion

Page: 187

View: 1341

The church is heading into a "perfect storm" of cultural forces. Will you sink beneath the waves, or ride the winds of the Spirit? An array of cultural forces is coming together to present the church with unprecedented challenge and unequaled opportunity. Such "category 5" realities as postmodernism, postChristendom attacks on belief in God, and the threat of global warming have coalesced to make a "perfect storm" that will leave people uncertain of their place in the world, and all they have previously believed in. Like the disciples when Jesus calmed the storm, the church can cower and cry out for relief. Or, when everything is spinning and whirling in the wind, the church can go out to meet the storm, embrace the gale, . . . and pass out kites. From the Circuit Rider review: "Like other books Sweet has written and compiled, The Church of the Perfect Storm is thought-provoking and compelling. The material flows in such a way that allows readers to grasp the gravity of the situation. However, as with most futuristic material, there is also a sense in which readers may want to know: 'Okay, now what? Where do we need to steer this ship? Are mainline and evangelical churches so off-course as to fail to weather the rising tides that are here and soon coming?' Readers of this volume may enjoy the description of a post-Christendom world, but they may also want to know more about the prescription for the days ahead. (Click here to read the entire review.)
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Author: Jodi Taylor

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1682996441

Category: Fiction

Page: 50

View: 1880

The brand new short story in the bestselling series, The Chronicles of St Mary’s. You don’t have to travel through time to experience catastrophe on an epic scale, as the disaster-magnets from St Mary’s are about to find out… For Max, what starts off as a perfectly normal week is about to degenerate into a quagmire of egotistical film producers, monumental pub crawls, unsigned contracts, exploding rocks, Professor Rapson and his megaphone, the world’s biggest bacon butty – and Angus – the third component of the most notorious love triangle since Menelaus, Paris and Whatshername – the one with the face they launched ships off. A Perfect Storm of calamity, devastation and misfortune only ever encountered at St Mary’s.
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Memoirs of a Perfect Storm

Author: Dr. Sharon Smith-Koen

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1493154044

Category: Self-Help

Page: 150

View: 4467

Paul in Ephesians 6:10-18 gives a vivid description of the warfare armor provided to the believer. In Weapons for Victory the author gives a vibrant description of how, by employing this arsenal she was equipped to gain access to Satans camp, retrieve her stuff that was stolen, and walk away in victory. The book takes the reader into the world of the writer as she uses the tools of Gods Word to prepare for deployment, face it head on, and emerge a winner every time. The reader is given a panoramic view of a storm, which though at times grew boisterous, was the avenue God used to bring change and wholeness for the author and her family. She takes us into her colossal journey in an effort to bring healing and wholeness to the masses also being massacred by Satan and his demonic forces. The author culminates this passion filled saga by giving her readers a chapter study of the spiritual armor, which if employed will render them victors on their own journey. This book when read, should bring those who read to a place of solace realizing God is the winner on every terrain.
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Author: Stephie McCumbee

Publisher: Boys Town Press

ISBN: 1545721572

Category: Self-Help

Page: 32

View: 3010

Priscilla is a perfectionist. When things don't go as planned, Priscilla and everyone around her gets caught up in her perfect storm. Join Priscilla as she learns how she can stay calm and deal with her frustration the right way.
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Author: Lori Foster

Publisher: HQN Books

ISBN: 037377656X

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 1422

When Arizona Storm, a former sex slave, agrees to act as bait to catch some human traffickers, she is unprepared for the explosive chemistry between her and her partner, bounty hunter Spencer Lake.
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The Ethical Tragedy of Climate Change

Author: Stephen M. Gardiner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199985146

Category: Nature

Page: 518

View: 3257

Climate change is arguably the great problem confronting humanity, but we have done little to head off this looming catastrophe. In The Perfect Moral Storm, philosopher Stephen Gardiner illuminates our dangerous inaction by placing the environmental crisis in an entirely new light, considering it as an ethical failure. Gardiner clarifies the moral situation, identifying the temptations (or "storms") that make us vulnerable to a certain kind of corruption. First, the world's most affluent nations are tempted to pass on the cost of climate change to the poorer and weaker citizens of the world. Second, the present generation is tempted to pass the problem on to future generations. Third, our poor grasp of science, international justice, and the human relationship to nature helps to facilitate inaction. As a result, we are engaging in willful self-deception when the lives of future generations, the world's poor, and even the basic fabric of life on the planet is at stake. We should wake up to this profound ethical failure, Gardiner concludes, and demand more of our institutions, our leaders and ourselves. "This is a radical book, both in the sense that it faces extremes and in the sense that it goes to the roots." —Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews "The book's strength lies in Gardiner's success at understanding and clarifying the types of moral issues that climate change raises, which is an important first step toward solutions." —Science Magazine "Gardiner has expertly explored some very instinctual and vitally important considerations which cannot realistically be ignored. —Required reading." —Green Prophet "Gardiner makes a strong case for highlighting and insisting on the ethical dimensions of the climate problem, and his warnings about buck-passing and the dangerous appeal of moral corruptions hit home." —Times Higher Education "Stephen Gardiner takes to a new level our understanding of the moral dimensions of climate change. A Perfect Moral Storm argues convincingly that climate change is the greatest moral challenge our species has ever faced - and that the problem goes even deeper than we think." —Peter Singer, Princeton University
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Author: Phoebe Rivers

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 144248960X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

View: 1525

In the aftermath of a hurricane, Sara’s got a new secret—and an old crush—to decipher. A hurricane hits the New Jersey shore, and while Sara’s hometown of Stellamar is spared from any major damage, things will still never be the same. At home, a spirit reveals to Sara that he has a secret about her mother...but then the spirit is spooked by the storm and leaves before Sara can find out more. Sara enlists the help of her best friend, Lily, and together they try to find out what other secrets might be hidden away in the old house. At school, there are some new faces as kids from a neighboring town start attending Stellamar Middle School since their own school was damaged in the storm. One of the new kids is Mason, Sara’s summer crush. Will sparks continue to fly between Sara and Mason?
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Author: Leonard Sweet

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 1426724667

Category: Religion

Page: 187

View: 2349

The church is heading into a “perfect storm” of cultural forces. Will you sink beneath the waves, or ride the winds of the Spirit? An array of cultural forces is coming together to present the church with unprecedented challenge and unequaled opportunity. Such “category 5" realities as postmodernism, postChristendom attacks on belief in God, and the threat of global warming have coalesced to make a “perfect storm” that will leave people uncertain of their place in the world, and all they have previously believed in. Like the disciples when Jesus calmed the storm, the church can cower and cry out for relief. Or, when everything is spinning and whirling in the wind, the church can go out to meet the storm, embrace the gale, . . . and pass out kites. From the Circuit Rider review: "Like other books Sweet has written and compiled, The Church of the Perfect Storm is thought-provoking and compelling. The material flows in such a way that allows readers to grasp the gravity of the situation. However, as with most futuristic material, there is also a sense in which readers may want to know: 'Okay, now what? Where do we need to steer this ship? Are mainline and evangelical churches so off-course as to fail to weather the rising tides that are here and soon coming?' Readers of this volume may enjoy the description of a post-Christendom world, but they may also want to know more about the prescription for the days ahead. (Click here to read the entire review.)
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The Perfect Storm

Author: David M. Shlaes

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789048190577

Category: Medical

Page: 106

View: 9819

Antibiotics are truly miracle drugs. As a class, they are one of the only ones that actually cure disease as opposed to most drugs that only help relieve symptoms or control disease. Since bacteria that cause serious disease in humans are becoming more and more resistant to the antibiotics we have today, and because they will ultimately become resistant to any antibiotic that we use for treatment or for anything else, we need a steady supply of new antibiotics active against any resistant bacteria that arise. However, the antibiotics marketplace is no longer attractive for large pharmaceutical companies, the costs of development are skyrocketing because of ever more stringent requirements by the regulatory agencies, and finding new antibiotics active against resistant strains is getting harder and harder. These forces are all combining to deny us these miracle drugs when we need them the most. I provide a number of possible paths to shelter from this perfect storm.
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How to Create a Financial Plan That Will Withstand Any Crisis

Author: Michael Canet

Publisher: Advantage Media Group

ISBN: 1599323087

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 152

View: 9425

If you care about your spouse and family, If you have ever experienced stress about market losses, If having a safe, secure, predictable income stream during retirement is important, If you don't have a plan for the high cost of a nursing home or catastrophic illness, Read This Book.
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A Reprint from the "Economic Review"

Author: Kelly D. Edmiston

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9781428988934

Category:

Page: 30

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In the second qtr. of 2007, the share of outstanding mortg. in some stage of foreclosure (FC) stood at 1.4%, up from less than 1% a year earlier. The number of mortg. entering the FC process reached an all-time high in mid-2007. The FC surge was created by a perfect storm of events. First, the share of sub-prime mortg. originations increased. Second, FC rates for adjustable-rate mortg. (ARMs) have increased, esp. for sub-prime ARMs. Finally, high loan-to-value originations, coupled with stagnant or falling home prices, have left many people with insufficient equity to sell or to refinance their homes. Here is a dissection of the current FC surge. Discusses why the FC situation is likely to get worse over the next 2-3 years & why it is likely to improve afterward. Illus.
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Author: LaShawn Vasser

Publisher: LV Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 246

View: 3191

THIS IS BOOK TWO OF TWO - CAN BE READ AS A STANDALONE. A death and the potential loss of Manchetti Enterprises brought powerhouse attorney, Braylee Hinsdale together with Alexandro Manchetti. She managed the impossible - saved his business and his sanity. In turn, he was able to pierce through her tough armor and gently remove an intractable mask concealing deeply hidden wounds. While their attraction was immediate, each fought to protect their fragile hearts from hurt and harm; but instead found strength and love. Just as Alexandro and Braylee seemed on the path to happily ever after, they found themselves in the middle of a storm. A powerful storm. A Perfect Storm. And, it had the name Gina Lee Xiou written all over it. Who was she? A lover from his past? What did she want? More importantly, could she blow up their lives with just a few words? And, would she dare? Find out in A Perfect Storm. Search Terms: Romance books for young adults, Multicultural Romance, alpha male billionaire romance books, bad boy romance books, romance short stories, second chance romance, steamy romance books, contemporary romance books, hot romance books, fiction books for young adults, love story and romance books, new adult, romantic fiction, romance fiction books, bwwm, bwwm romance, bwwm interracial romance books, african american romance, black authors books, interracial romance book, black women books, african american books
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