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The Resource The Perfect storm : a true story of men against the sea, Sebastian Junger

The Perfect storm : a true story of men against the sea, Sebastian Junger

Label
The Perfect storm : a true story of men against the sea
Title
The Perfect storm
Title remainder
a true story of men against the sea
Statement of responsibility
Sebastian Junger
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The incredible true account of the most extraordinary storm of the 20th century, this is the story of a tempest born from so rare a combination of factors it was deemed "perfect" and of the doomed fishing boat with her crew of six that was helpless in the midst of a force beyond comprehension. October 1991. It was "the perfect storm"--A tempest that may happen only once in a century--a nor'easter created by so rare a combination of factors that it could not possibly have been worse. Creating waves ten stories high and winds of 120 miles an hour, the storm whipped the sea to inconceivable levels few people on Earth have ever witnessed. Few, except the six-man crew of the Andrea Gail, a commercial fishing boat tragically headed towards its hellish center
Summary
Presents a vivid account of a history-making storm that hit the New England coast in October 1991 and the lives it changed, weaving together the history of the fishing industry, the science of storms, and personal accounts
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 1998.
  • Alex Award, 1998.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 1997
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 1997.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
155458
Cataloging source
IF9
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Junger, Sebastian
Dewey number
974.4/5
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
QC945
LC item number
.J66 1997
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Northeast storms
  • Natural disasters
  • Fisheries
  • Swordfish fishing
  • Hurricane Grace, 1991
  • Gloucester (Mass.)
  • Andrea Gail (Ship)
  • Storms
  • Northeast storms
  • New England
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a true story of men against the sea
Label
The Perfect storm : a true story of men against the sea, Sebastian Junger
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Geirges bank, 1896 -- Gloucester, Mass., 1991 -- God's country -- The Flemish cap -- The barrel of the gun -- Graveyard of the Atlantic -- The zero-moment point -- The world of the living -- Into the abyss -- The dreams of the dead
Control code
18027490
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
xv, 301 pages
Isbn
9780061013515
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm39271334
  • (OCoLC)39271334
Label
The Perfect storm : a true story of men against the sea, Sebastian Junger
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Geirges bank, 1896 -- Gloucester, Mass., 1991 -- God's country -- The Flemish cap -- The barrel of the gun -- Graveyard of the Atlantic -- The zero-moment point -- The world of the living -- Into the abyss -- The dreams of the dead
Control code
18027490
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
xv, 301 pages
Isbn
9780061013515
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm39271334
  • (OCoLC)39271334

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