Author: Sebastian Junger

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393337014

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 233

View: 2244

A real-life thriller that leaves us with the taste of salt on our tongues and a terror of the deep.
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Author: Sebastian Junger

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393076615

Category: Nature

Page: 240

View: 1278

"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.
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Author: Sebastian Junger

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007324383

Category: History

Page: 240

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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: 7470

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: Lori Foster

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1459225651

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 6609

He never saw her coming… Spencer Lark already knows too many secrets about Arizona Storm, including the nightmare she survived and her resulting trust issues. But in order to expose a smuggling ring—and continue avenging his own tragic past—the bounty hunter reluctantly agrees to make Arizona a decoy. Yet nothing has equipped him for her hypnotic blend of fragility and bravery, or for the protective instincts she stirs in him. Arizona wants to reclaim her life, which means acting as bait to lure the enemy into a trap. Sure it's dangerous, especially with a partner as distractingly appealing as Spencer. But as their plan—and their chemistry—shifts into high gear, Arizona may discover there's an even greater risk in surrendering her heart to a hero….
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Antisemitism in South Africa, 1930-1948

Author: Milton Shain

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781868427017

Category: Antisemitism

Page: 389

View: 5518

"A Perfect Storm explores the growth of antisemitism in South Africa between 1930 and 1948 within the broader context of South African politics and culture."--Back cover.
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Author: Jodi Taylor

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1682996441

Category: Fiction

Page: 50

View: 6995

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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A Perfect Storm

Author: Jean Paul Kimonyo

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781626371866

Category: Genocide

Page: 404

View: 6816

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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A Perfect Storm

Author: Tina Wallace,Fenella Porter

Publisher: Practical Action Pub

ISBN: 9781853397790

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

View: 9850

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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The Ethical Tragedy of Climate Change

Author: Stephen M. Gardiner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199985146

Category: Nature

Page: 518

View: 4701

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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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: 8994

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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The Perfect Storm

Author: David M. Shlaes

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789048190577

Category: Medical

Page: 106

View: 1311

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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Author: Leonard Sweet

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 0687650895

Category: Religion

Page: 187

View: 979

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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Poetry Lobby

Author: Louis Willie Thomas JR

Publisher: Louis Willie Thomas JR

ISBN: 1500783145

Category: Poetry

Page: 100

View: 5262

The perfect blend of poetry including; humor, inspirational, life, love, political etc. It just as essential as your morning cup of coffee, the must read poetry book of 2014!
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The Perfect Storm?

Author: Nicholas Ryder

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1781001006

Category: True Crime

Page: 360

View: 921

øThis timely book will be of great use to both teachers and students of financial crime relevant modules.ø It will also appeal to policy-makers in government departments, law enforcement agencies and financial regulatory agencies, as well as profession
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A Swordboat Captain's Journey

Author: Linda Greenlaw

Publisher: Hachette Books

ISBN: 0786871350

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 4399

The term fisherwoman does not exactly roll trippingly off the tongue, and Linda Greenlaw, the world's only female swordfish boat captain, isn't flattered when people insist on calling her one. "I am a woman. I am a fisherman. . . . I am not a fisherwoman, fisherlady, or fishergirl. If anything else, I am a thirty-seven-year-old tomboy. It's a word I have never outgrown." Greenlaw also happens to be one of the most successful fishermen in the Grand Banks commercial fleet, though until the publication of Sebastian Junger's The Perfect Storm, "nobody cared." Greenlaw's boat, the Hannah Boden, was the sister ship to the doomed Andrea Gail, which disappeared in the mother of all storms in 1991 and became the focus of Junger's book. The Hungry Ocean, Greenlaw's account of a monthlong swordfishing trip over 1,000 nautical miles out to sea, tells the story of what happens when things go right--proving, in the process, that every successful voyage is a study in narrowly averted disaster. There is the weather, the constant danger of mechanical failure, the perils of controlling five sleep-, women-, and booze-deprived young fishermen in close quarters, not to mention the threat of a bad fishing run: "If we don't catch fish, we don't get paid, period. In short, there is no labor union." Greenlaw's straightforward, uncluttered prose underscores the qualities that make her a good captain, regardless of gender: fairness, physical and mental endurance, obsessive attention to detail. But, ultimately, Greenlaw proves that the love of fishing--in all of its grueling, isolating, suspenseful glory--is a matter of the heart and blood, not the mind. "I knew that the ocean had stories to tell me, all I needed to do was listen." --Svenja Soldovieri
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Author: Dan Dungaciu,Ruxandra Iordache

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443873608

Category: Political Science

Page: 370

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The most significant phenomenon occurring around us today is the European crisis. As well as being a “total social phenomenon” as classical French sociologist Émile Durkheim would have said, it also affects all the levels of our lives—be they political, economic, cultural or social. Nothing remains untouched. In other words, it represents a “perfect storm”. This volume brings together the contributions of twenty authors, scientists from the “Ion I.C. Brătianu” Institute of Political Sciences and International Relations of the Romanian Academy, in response to this challenge. Using an expression that is becoming more abundantly associated with Europe, namely “the perfect storm”, the book decodes multiple layers of the crisis, whether they relate to migrants, terrorism, Brexit, the economic crisis of the Eurozone, the Turkish challenge, Russian pressures, TTIP, the resurrection of populism, or the (intermittent) hysteria of the European media.
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Author: M. S. Gicanda Gigi Suggs

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692836965

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 607

A compilation of poems and photography: What is a Perfect Storm? A critical or disastrous situation arising from a rare combination of powerful and unpredictable factors resulting in an event of unusual magnitude A woman can be a rare combination of powerful and unpredictable factors. I intend to capture every element of me. I present to you the dynamics of my soul...
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Author: Stephie McCumbee

Publisher: Boys Town Press

ISBN: 1545721572

Category: Self-Help

Page: 32

View: 2816

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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