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Isaac's storm

An account based on the diaries of professional weatherman Isaac Monroe Cline and on contemporary sources describes the hurricane which struck Galveston, Texas, in 1900 and killed ten thousand people.

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  • "In 1900, Isaac Monroe Cline was in charge of the Galveston station of the U.S. Weather Bureau. When he heard the deep thudding waves on Galveston's beach in the early morning of September 8th, however, Cline refused to be alarmed. The city had been hit by bad weather before."
  • "In the early 1900's, Isaac Cline was a scientist who believed he knew all there was to know about the motion of clouds and the behavior of storms. The idea that a hurricane could damage Galveston, Texas, where he was based, was to him preposterous. It is the story of what can happen when human arrogance meets nature's last uncontrollable force, based on Cline's own letters, telegrams, and reports, the testimony of scores of survivors, and our latest understanding of the hows and whys of great storms."
  • "An account based on the diaries of professional weatherman Isaac Monroe Cline and on contemporary sources describes the hurricane which struck Galveston, Texas, in 1900 and killed ten thousand people."@en
  • "In 1900, Isaac Monroe Cline was in charge of the Galveston station of the U.S. Weather Bureau. He was a knowledgeable, seasoned weatherman who considered himself a scientist. When he heard the deep thudding waves on Galveston's beach in the early morning of September 8th, however, Cline refused to be alarmed. The city had been hit by bad weather before. But by the time this storm had moved across Galveston, at least 6,000--probably closer to 10,000--people were dead, and Cline would never look at hurricanes the same way again. Based on a wealth of primary sources, Erik Larson's unforgettable work will haunt you long after the final sentence."@en
  • "Isaac Cline was one of the era's new men, a scientist who believed he knew all there was to know about the motion of clouds and the behavior of storms. The idea that a hurricane could damage the city of Galveston, Texas, where he was based was to him preposterous. It is the story of what can happen when human arrogance meets nature's last uncontrollable force, based on Cline's own letters, telegrams, and reports, the testimony of scores of survivors, and our latest understanding of the hows and whys of great storms."
  • "Isaac Cline was one of the era's new men, a scientist who believed he knew all there was to know about the motion of clouds and the behavior of storms. The idea that a hurricane could damage the city of Galveston, Texas, where he was based was to him preposterous. It is the story of what can happen when human arrogance meets nature's last uncontrollable force, based on Cline's own letters, telegrams, and reports, the testimony of scores of survivors, and our latest understanding of the hows and whys of great storms."@en

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  • "Biography."
  • "History."
  • "History"
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  • "Biography"
  • "Biography"@en

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  • "Isaac's storm"@en
  • "Isaac's storm"
  • "Isaac's storm a man, a time, and the deadliest hurricane in history /"
  • "Isaac's storm a man, a time, and the deadliest hurricane in history [abridged] /"