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North Carolina's Hurricane History: Fourth Edition, Updated with a Decade of New Storms from Isabel to Sandy
     

North Carolina's Hurricane History: Fourth Edition, Updated with a Decade of New Storms from Isabel to Sandy

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by Jay Barnes
 

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North Carolina's Hurricane History charts the more than fifty great storms that have battered the Tar Heel State from the colonial era through Irene in 2011 and Superstorm Sandy in 2012, two of the costliest hurricanes on record. Drawing on news reports, National Weather Service records, and eyewitness descriptions, hurricane historian Jay Barnes emphasizes the

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North Carolina's Hurricane History charts the more than fifty great storms that have battered the Tar Heel State from the colonial era through Irene in 2011 and Superstorm Sandy in 2012, two of the costliest hurricanes on record. Drawing on news reports, National Weather Service records, and eyewitness descriptions, hurricane historian Jay Barnes emphasizes the importance of learning from this extraordinary history as North Carolina prepares for the inevitable disastrous storms to come. Featuring more than 200 photographs, maps, and illustrations, this book offers amazing stories of destruction and survival. While some are humorous and some tragic, all offer a unique perspective on the state's unending vulnerability to these storms.

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[A] wonderful book about hurricanes that have impacted the Tar Heel State. . . . A great book for native North Carolinians and transplants alike.—Southern Pines Pilot

This is a wonderful work of geography, history, and—for those who lived through some of these storms—maybe even a bit of nostalgia.—Durham Herald Sun

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781469608334
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
06/03/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
344
File size:
15 MB
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Find out just how vulnerable North Carolina has been to these powerful storms.—Greg Fishel, WRAL-TV meteorologist

Meet the Author

Jay Barnes is director of development for the North Carolina Aquarium Society. He is author of four books on hurricanes, including Florida's Hurricane History, and often appears on media outlets such as The Weather Channel, NBC Nightly News, and The Discovery Channel.

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