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The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea

The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea

  • Author: Sebastian Junger
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 9780393076615
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 240
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"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.

The Perfect Storm

The Perfect Storm

A True Story of Man Against the Sea

  • Author: Sebastian Junger
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN: 0007241755
  • Category: Severe storms
  • Page: 240
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This is the story of that storm, told through the accounts of individual fishing boats caught up in the maelstrom, their families waiting anxiously for news of their return, the rescue services scrambled to save them. It is the story of the old battle between the fisherman and the sea, between man and Nature, that awesome and capricious power which can transform the surface of the Atlantic into an impossible tumult of water walls and gaping voids, with the capacity to break an oil tanker in two.

Antibiotics

Antibiotics

The Perfect Storm

  • Author: David M. Shlaes
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9789048190577
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 106
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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.

Construction: The Perfect Storm

Construction: The Perfect Storm

  • Author: Steve Huyghe
  • Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
  • ISBN: 1483491439
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: N.A
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Mr. Huyghe has spent over 40 years constructing and evaluating large, complex construction projects. Based on this experience, in his new book “Construction – The Perfect Storm,” Mr. Huyghe outlines the steps construction professionals should take before construction begins and throughout construction to help keep their projects on schedule and to mitigate disputes. This book was written for anyone in construction whether they are a contractor, subcontractor, owner, engineering or construction management student or a practicing construction lawyer. The construction process and protocols contained within this publication are not based on subjective theory but have been proven to help domestic and international projects be completed as timely as possible and have mitigated disputes. Mr. Huyghe takes us back to the “basics” which he has found to have diminished for reasons explained within this book. If you are in construction or interested in a career in construction, this book was written for you.

The Church of the Perfect Storm

The Church of the Perfect Storm

  • Author: Leonard Sweet
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press
  • ISBN: 1426724667
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 201
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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.)

The perfect storm

The perfect storm

the case of the Cuban Five

  • Author: Cuba. Asamblea Nacional del Poder Popular,Iraida Aguirrechu
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9789590106774
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 197
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The Perfect Storm

The Perfect Storm

The Political Economy of the Fischler Reforms of the Common Agricultural Policy

  • Author: Johan F. M. Swinnen
  • Publisher: CEPS
  • ISBN: 9290797665
  • Category: Agriculture and state
  • Page: 184
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The Perfect Storm

The Perfect Storm

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
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"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.

The Perfect Storm

The Perfect Storm

Poetry Lobby

  • Author: Louis Willie Thomas JR
  • Publisher: Louis Willie Thomas JR
  • ISBN: 1500783145
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 100
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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!