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Superstorm free pdf The first complete moment-by-moment account of the largest Atlantic storm system ever recorded--a hurricane like no other The sky was lit by a full moon on October 29, 2012, but nobody on the eastern seaboard of the United States could see it. Everything had been consumed by cloud. The storm's immensity caught the attention of scientists on the International Space Station. Even from there, it seemed almost limitless: 1.8 million square feet of tightly coiled bands so huge they filled the windows of the Station. It was the largest storm anyone had ever seen. Initially a tropical storm, Sandy had grown into a hybrid monster. It charged across open ocean, picking up strength with every step, baffling meteorologists and scientists, officials and emergency managers, even the traditional maritime wisdom of sailors and seamen: What exactly was this thing? By the time anyone decided, it was too late. And then the storm made landfall. Sandy was not just enormous, it was also unprecedented. As a result, the entire nation was left flat-footed. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration couldn't issue reliable warnings- the Coast Guard didn't know what to do. In "Superstorm," journalist Kathryn Miles takes readers inside the maelstrom, detailing the stories of dedicated professionals at the National Hurricane Center and National Weather Service. The characters include a forecaster who risked his job to sound the alarm in New Jersey, the crew of the ill-fated tall ship "Bounty," Mayor Bloomberg, Governor Christie, and countless coastal residents whose homes--and lives--were torn apart and then left to wonder . . . When is the next superstorm coming?

About Kathryn Miles

KATHRYN MILES is a faculty member at Chatham University and Green Mountain College. Her article for "Outside" on one Hurrican Sandy story was named a "must read" by "The New Yorker," " Longform," and "The Daily Beast." Her writing has also appeared in Best American Essays. She lives in Belfast, Maine.

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Author : Kathryn Miles
Publisher : Thorndike Press Large Print
Data Published : 11 March 2015
ISBN : 1410476863
EAN : 9781410476869
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 533 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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