Surviving The Perfect Storm
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|Author||: Michael Canet|
|Editor||: Advantage Media Group|
If you care about your spouse and family, If you have ever experienced stress about market losses, If having a safe, secure, predictable income stream during retirement is important, If you don't have a plan for the high cost of a nursing home or catastrophic illness, Read This Book.
|Author||: Sebastian Junger|
|Editor||: W. W. Norton & Company|
"There is nothing imaginary about Junger's book; it is all terrifyingly, awesomely real." —Los Angeles Times It was the storm of the century, boasting waves over one hundred feet high—a tempest created by so rare a combination of factors that meteorologists deemed it "the perfect storm." In a book that has become a classic, Sebastian Junger explores the history of the fishing industry, the science of storms, and the candid accounts of the people whose lives the storm touched. The Perfect Storm is a real-life thriller that makes us feel like we've been caught, helpless, in the grip of a force of nature beyond our understanding or control. Winner of the American Library Association's 1998 Alex Award.
|Author||: Nitin Pangarkar,Manav Garg|
In December 2017, Usha Martin, an engineering company with more than fifty years of operation was at a critical juncture, with its long-term survival at stake. Founded with a goal of making wire ropes, a specialized product, the company had backward integrated into making steel and further backward integrated into operating mines for extracting raw materials such as coal. Its vertically integrated business model, which yielded consistent quality and also lower costs in favorable conditions, became a millstone around the company's neck when prices of steel collapsed. To further complicate matters, the company's license for a high quality coal mine was revoked by the Indian government because of allegations of corruption. After the Chairman of the company was removed by the lenders for dragging his feet on a much needed restructuring of the company, the families of the founding brothers engaged in a public spat. To ensure the company's long term survival, the company's management had to make the correct decisions, including the possible sale of its crown jewel, the wire ropes division.
|Author||: John Grubbs|
January 1st, 2008 was an important date for the American workforce. It marked the date when tens of thousands of Baby Boomers began retiring from the workforce each year. Most organizations are not prepared for the coming perfect storm caused by this exodus, the relatively small numbers of Generation X to replace the leaving Baby Boomers, and the work attitudes of Generation Y.No business leader should be without the information provided in this book. Whether or not they are prepared for the shift currently occurring in the workforce, they will soon deal with a new reality. John Grubbs not only looks forward, he gives readers insights into what they can do today to prepare for the changes American business will struggle through in the coming years.
|Author||: Norman MacLeod|
|Editor||: Firefly Books Limited|
A fascinating history of species extinctions, their causes and the looming "sixth extinction". Explores the history of this search, its subjects, its controversies, its current conclusions, and their implications for our efforts to preserve Earth's biodiversity. It explains what extinction is, what causes it and whether it is preventable, and by comparing past geological extinction events, it aims to predict what will happen in the future--P.  of cover.
|Author||: Matt Lewis|
“A sinister version of The Perfect Storm. Thrilling.”—Sunday Times (UK) For readers of The Perfect Storm, Between a Rock and a Hard Place, and Into the Wild There’s nothing that armchair adventure lovers relish more than a gripping true story of disaster and heroism, and Last Man Off delivers all that against a breathtaking backdrop of icebergs and killer whales. On June 6, 1998, twenty-three-year-old Matt Lewis had just started his dream job as a scientific observer aboard a deep-sea fishing boat in the waters off Antarctica. As the crew haul in the line for the day, a storm begins to brew. When the captain vanishes and they are forced to abandon ship, Lewis leads the escape onto three life rafts, where the battle for survival begins.
|Author||: Cody Lanus|
|Editor||: Priscillaquila Press|
Cody Lanus' powerful, compelling, moving story of his descent from the heights of the Star High School and College Athlete into the underworld of drugs, and how he 'Survived the Perfect Storm of Addiction'
|Author||: Linda Greenlaw|
The bestselling author's sequel to The Hungry Ocean--a fast-paced account of her return to swordfishing Linda Greenlaw hadn't been bluewater fishing for ten years- not since the events chronicled in the books The Perfect Storm and The Hungry Ocean-but when her lobster traps aren't paying off, her truck is on its last gasp, and the bills are piling up, she decides to take a friend up on his offer and captain a boat for a season of swordfishing. A decade older, and with family responsibilities, she's a different person heading out to sea, but any reluctance is quickly tempered by the magnetic lure of adventure. And the adventures begin almost immediately: The ship turns out to be rusty and ancient, and even with a crew of four Greenlaw is faced with technical challenges. There are the expected complexities of longline fishing and the nuances of reading the weather. Her greatest challenge, however, comes when the boat's lines inadvertently drift into Canadian waters and Greenlaw is thrown in jail. Capturing the moment-by-moment details of her journey, Greenlaw tells a story about human nature and the nature around us, about learning what can be controlled and when to let fate step in. Seaworthy is a compelling narrative about a person setting her own terms and finding her true self between land and water.
|Author||: Leonard Sweet|
|Editor||: Abingdon Press|
The church is heading into a “perfect storm” of cultural forces. Will you sink beneath the waves, or ride the winds of the Spirit? An array of cultural forces is coming together to present the church with unprecedented challenge and unequaled opportunity. Such “category 5" realities as postmodernism, postChristendom attacks on belief in God, and the threat of global warming have coalesced to make a “perfect storm” that will leave people uncertain of their place in the world, and all they have previously believed in. Like the disciples when Jesus calmed the storm, the church can cower and cry out for relief. Or, when everything is spinning and whirling in the wind, the church can go out to meet the storm, embrace the gale, . . . and pass out kites. From the Circuit Rider review: "Like other books Sweet has written and compiled, The Church of the Perfect Storm is thought-provoking and compelling. The material flows in such a way that allows readers to grasp the gravity of the situation. However, as with most futuristic material, there is also a sense in which readers may want to know: 'Okay, now what? Where do we need to steer this ship? Are mainline and evangelical churches so off-course as to fail to weather the rising tides that are here and soon coming?' Readers of this volume may enjoy the description of a post-Christendom world, but they may also want to know more about the prescription for the days ahead. (Click here to read the entire review.)
|Author||: The RNLI|
‘There’s water in the engine,’ he said. ‘The engine has stopped.’ This changed everything...
|Author||: Norman Ollestad|
|Editor||: HarperCollins Canada|
Norman Ollestad was thrust into the world of surfing and competitive downhill skiing at a very young age by the father he idolized. Often paralyzed by fear, young Norman resented losing his childhood to his father’s reckless and demanding adventures, even as he began to reap the rewards of his training. Then, in February 1979, a chartered Cessna carrying eleven-year-old Norman, his father, his father’s girlfriend Sandra and the pilot, crashed into the San Gabriel Mountains. Norman’s father -- a man who was both his son’s coach and hero -- was dead, along with the pilot; Sandra was clinging to life. Suspended at over 8,000 feet and engulfed in a blizzard, grief-stricken Norman descended the icy mountain alone. Putting his father’s passionate lessons to work, he defied the elements and made it down alive -- the sole survivor of the crash. A compulsive, page-turning read, at times nostalgic and heart-wrenching, Crazy for the Storm illuminates the complicated bond between an extraordinary father and his son, and offers remarkable insight to us all.
|Author||: Tristram Korten|
|Editor||: Ballantine Books|
“An intense, immersive deep dive into a wild, dangerous, and unknown world, written with the pace and appeal of a great thriller. This is nonfiction at its very best.”—Lee Child The true story of two doomed ships and a daring search-and-rescue operation that shines a light on the elite Coast Guard swimmers trained for the most dangerous ocean missions In late September 2015, Hurricane Joaquin swept past the Bahamas and swallowed a pair of cargo vessels in its destructive path: El Faro, a 790-foot American behemoth with a crew of thirty-three, and the Minouche, a 230-foot freighter with a dozen sailors aboard. From the parallel stories of these ships and their final journeys, Tristram Korten weaves a remarkable tale of two veteran sea captains from very different worlds, the harrowing ordeals of their desperate crews, and the Coast Guard’s extraordinary battle against a storm that defied prediction. When the Coast Guard received word from Captain Renelo Gelera that the Minouche was taking on water on the night of October 1, the servicemen on duty helicoptered through Joaquin to the sinking ship. Rescue swimmer Ben Cournia dropped into the sea—in the middle of a raging tropical cyclone, in the dark—and churned through the monstrous swells, loading survivors into a rescue basket dangling from the helicopter as its pilot struggled against the tempest. With pulsating narrative skill in the tradition of Sebastian Junger and Jon Krakauer, Korten recounts the heroic efforts by Cournia and his fellow guardsmen to haul the Minouche’s crew to safety. Tragically, things would not go as well for Captain Michael Davidson and El Faro. Despite exhaustive searching by her would-be rescuers, the loss of the vessel became the largest U.S. maritime disaster in decades. As Korten narrates the ships’ fates, with insights drawn from insider access to crew members, Coast Guard teams, and their families, he delivers a moving and propulsive story of men in peril, the international brotherhood of mariners, and the breathtaking power of nature. Praise for Into the Storm “The story [Tristram] Korten tells is impressively multifaceted, exploring everything from timely issues such as climate change to timeless themes such as man’s struggle against the ocean’s fury.”—Miami New Times “Into the Storm is a triumph of reporting and you-are-there writing that becomes a deeper tale—with more implications about our own lives—with every chapter.”—Robert Kurson, New York Times bestselling author of Shadow Divers
|Author||: Steven Callahan|
|Editor||: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt|
Before The Perfect Storm, before In the Heart of the Sea, Steven Callahan’s dramatic tale of survival at sea was on the New York Times bestseller list for more than thirty-six weeks. In some ways the model for the new wave of adventure books, Adrift is an undeniable seafaring classic, a riveting firsthand account by the only man known to have survived more than a month alone at sea, fighting for his life in an inflatable raft after his small sloop capsized only six days out. “Utterly absorbing” (Newsweek), Adrift is a must-have for any adventure library.
|Author||: Linda Duxbury,Christopher Higgins|
|Editor||: University of Toronto Press|
Something's Got to Give is a comprehensive overview of the challenges faced by employees and employers as they try to respond the increasing demands of eldercare, childcare, and work.
|Author||: Jeff Foster|
|Editor||: Covenant Books, Inc.|
Read this Book- You can't live without it! It discusses: - A water shortage effecting as many as half of the world's population that has been forecast by the science community. It is predicted to reach its peak in less than three decades. How can you ensure that you will not become a victim of the coming water crisis? - Areas of the United States and world are most vulnerable to water issues. - Regions which are least likely to have problems based on current studies. - Which carcinogens and other contaminants have been found in your home water. We know and will tell you how to find out. - The best, least expensive ways to remove the dangerous chemicals in your water. - The best places to live in the US to avoid the predicted water shortage and the worst. - How global weather changes are affecting the availability of potable water * - 10 new inventions/innovations that can help reduce or eliminate water shortages and how can you participate in and profit from their development. - How you can improve your health, well-being and longevity with safe water. - 100 steps and projects you can take to save water, humans, wildlife and planets. - The "recommended daily allowance" for water consumption for adults and for children. * - Which variables can influence the amount of water needed. - 10 scenarios leading up to the "perfect storm," even when storms are scarce. - Why violent storms and flooding are as bad or worse than a drought in terms of potable water supplies. - Why dehydration is considered to be a serious, pervasive, and often undetected human condition that can lead to chronic disease and even death. Why many people are suffering daily, not realizing a simple "cure" is close by. How to determine if you are dehydrated. - The early symptoms of dehydration. - What other diseases are spread by water and its "accomplices." - Why water is considered to be a monster and prolific killer after humans have affected it. - Why your fate may hinge on that of 3 billion people more than 3000 miles away. - What you could do if our borders are overrun by people desperately searching for enough safe water to help them live a few more days. - How much time you have to prepare for what scientists predict to be a dire global crisis affecting more than 50% of the population. - Which factors and bad habits are threatening to deplete our potable water supply. - How you can help those in need without sacrificing your own life and that of your family. - How a partnership between you, your neighbors, and your local government can help ensure your health and safety. - Why government efforts alone are not adequate for delivering our water to our homes and protecting its content. - How you can protect your future water supply by making a few changes to your home's construction. - Why certain cancers are being related to the use of lawn care chemicals. - The difference between acid and alkaline water. Is one better than the other? Which is safer? - How plastics are complicating water issues. To find the answers, read the book or visit our web page!
|Author||: Barbara Walsh|
|Editor||: Rowman & Littlefield|
An award-winning journalist’s voyage into her family history and her quest to face the storms she encounters there. In August Gale, Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Barbara Walsh—who has interviewed killers, bad cops, and crooked politicians in the course of her career—faces the most challenging story of her lifetime: asking her father about his childhood pain. In the process, she takes us on two heartrending odysseys: one into a deadly Newfoundland hurricane and the lives of schooner fishermen who relied on God and the wind to carry them home; the other, into a squall stirred by a man with many secrets: a grandfather who remained a mystery until long after his death. Sixty-eight years after the hurricane that claimed several of her ancestors, Walsh searches for memories of the August gale and the grandfather who abandoned her dad as a young boy. Together, she and her father journey to Newfoundland to learn about the 1935 storm, and along the way her dad begins to talk about the man he cannot forgive. As she recreates the scenes of the violent hurricane and a small boy's tender past, she holds onto a hidden desire: to heal her father and redeem the grandfather she has never met.
|Author||: Michael J. Tougias,Mike Tougias|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
Chronicles the dramatic true account of the crews of the fishing vessels Fair Wind and Sea Fever, who in 1980 were caught by a deadly Cape Cod storm that resulted in a tenacious three-day struggle for survival. Reprint.
|Author||: Howard Jencks|
|Editor||: Xlibris Corporation|
While investigating the murder of a suspected serial killer in the Lake Tahoe basin, Detective Michael Garrett is lead back to the small desert border town he once called home, where he uncovers a violent drug cartel that has begun expansion into the United States, and discovers the frightening reality that he has now placed not only himself, but his family and others in harms way. Driven by tourism, the last thing the city of Stateline, Nevada wanted to do was announce the presence of a serial killer. Driven by the laws of nature, the last thing Rosa Jimenez wanted was to become his next victim. Called to assist with a gruesome fi nding, Detective Garrett fi nds himself entrenched in an investigation he cant walk away from. Recognizing Rosa from his past, he was resolute that justice be served. As the investigation leads Garrett south, he seeks the assistance of an old friend and current Vice-Detective with the LAPD, David Ross. When Ross is unable to open doors in the Los Angeles area, Garrett realizes his next stop is his hometown on the Mexican border where he stumbles on a link to Los Zetas, a Drug Cartel that has formed an alliance with the Mexican Mafi a. Used to operating with impunity in Mexico, the cartel targets Garrett and his family as his investigation begins to threaten their business. In a daring attempt to make things right, the detectives cross the border to confront the man directing the cartel henchmen.
|Author||: Dr. Randy White|
|Editor||: Xlibris Corporation|
About sixty miles north of Houston on Interstate 45, a giant statue soars above the piney woods of East Texas. It's a white concrete image of General Sam Houston, the first and third president of the Republic of Texas. Like everything in this state, it is oversized, and at seventy feet tall, it's the largest statue of an American hero in the country. the statue welcomes the traveler to Huntsville--a small sleepy college town that was the home of Sam Houston, and which now is the home of Sam Houston State University (SHSU) and another Texas icon, the Texas Department of Corrections (TDC). on one side of its wall, convicts struggle with the rigors of prison life, and on the other at the university, another group of youths struggle with the demands of college. the contrast between the two serves as a metaphor for modern American life. This story is seen from the point of view of a man who experienced events on both sides of the prison wall. on one side of the wall, Randy White was a guard--known as Boss White to the inmates. on the other side was Randy White, a college student in 1972 and the Bearkats' (the SHSU basketball team) official statistician. He was part of the story when the Bearkats became a basketball legend in the early seventies. Football is the renowned culture of Texas. If one has any doubts, then look at the Dallas Cowboys and the popularity of its cheerleading. Now there are cheerleading squads in the NFL as well as on the college football scene. There is nothing new or unique about that. But none are as famous as the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders. to make the squad and wear the white short shorts and blue-and-white bolero jackets today is more prestigious than making the Radio City Music Hall Rockettes back in the forties. Such is the stature of football in Texas. So Texas is definitely football country. Basketball lives in the outskirts, something to be played in between football seasons. Sam Houston State University's basketball team had been lackluster for forty years. Nobody expected much from SHSU basketball in 1972. Until the early seventies, back when a bunch of basketball players, intent on winning, burst on the scene like a perfect storm. Such as the one that brewed up one October day off New England, and it came out of nowhere. A confluence of different weather-related phenomena had combined to produce what was termed a perfect storm. That same perfect storm hit Huntsville. It was as if someone had put into a cauldron a unique combination of talent, coaching, spirit, camaraderie, and a new social awareness and mixed them up--and out came a dream team, a dream season, a perfect storm. This is the story of that perfect storm, that dream season.