Living in the Danger Zone: Realities about Hurricanes

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About 50 million Americans live where hurricanes rage.

In Living in the Danger Zone, hurricane survivors tell their frightening stories, and hurricane experts explain why advances in science, technology and communications have not eliminated these storms’ power to terrorize, to destroy and to kill.

By the end of the book, readers will see hope in the truth that they can take action ahead of time that will ...

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Overview

About 50 million Americans live where hurricanes rage.

In Living in the Danger Zone, hurricane survivors tell their frightening stories, and hurricane experts explain why advances in science, technology and communications have not eliminated these storms’ power to terrorize, to destroy and to kill.

By the end of the book, readers will see hope in the truth that they can take action ahead of time that will reduce their risks, their losses and their suffering.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595170425
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/25/2001
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 177
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Chapter 1 Nature on the rampage 1
Chapter 2 959 Terrors from the Sea in 111 Years 11
Chapter 3 Living in the Danger Zone Today 27
Chapter 4 As 'Dirty Weather' Gathers Today 43
Chapter 5 Forecasting Science under Pressure 59
Chapter 6 Rescue, Relief and Recovery Today 75
Chapter 7 'Did it Have to be this Bad?' 'No' 105
Chapter 8 Myths and Realities about Hurricanes 123
Chapter 9 What can be Done about it? 135
About the authors 151
Appendix 153
Hurricanes' Names 155
Sample resolution 157
Recommended reading 161
Glossary 165
Notes 169
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