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Hurricanes

A Reference Handbook

By Patrick J. Fitzpatrick

In September 1776 the so-called "Hurricane of Independence" hit Canada and the northeastern United States, leading to 4,170 deaths. In 1900 around 8,000 perished in the Galveston Hurricane and the resulting tidal surge. Coastal defenses, early warning systems, and evacuation procedures have improved enormously. However, hurricanes still pose a potentially devastating threat to life and property, especially in coastal regions of the United States and the Caribbean. What causes these extreme storms? How can we best defend ourselves?

Hurricanes: A Reference Handbook explores the historical, ecological, economic, and social dimensions of hurricanes in North America. Synthesizing literature from a wide range of authoritative sources, this book is an invaluable guide to hurricanes and their impact and is essential reading for students, scientists, mariners, and coastal residents alike.

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Format: Book
Author: Fitzpatrick, Patrick J.
Title: Hurricanes : a reference handbook / Patrick J. Fitzpatrick.
Publisher Date: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2006.
Subject: Hurricanes -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Isbn: 1851096477 (acid-free paper) 9781851096473 (acid-free paper) 1851096523 (eBook) 9781851096527 (eBook)
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Format: Book
Author: Fitzpatrick, Patrick J.
Title: Hurricanes : a reference handbook / Patrick J. Fitzpatrick.
Edition: 2nd ed.
Publisher, Date: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2006.
Description: xix, 412 p. ; 24 cm.
Series: Contemporary world issues
Series: Contemporary world issues
Subjects: Hurricanes -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Other Author: Fitzpatrick, Patrick J. Natural disasters, hurricanes.
Notes: Rev. ed. of: Natural disasters, hurricanes. c1999.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 379-401) and index.
LCCN: 2005025641
ISBN: 1851096477 (acid-free paper)
ISBN: 9781851096473 (acid-free paper)
ISBN: 1851096523 (eBook)
ISBN: 9781851096527 (eBook)
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Call Number: 551.552 Fit