The Perfect Storm A True Story of Men Against the Sea

The Perfect Storm  A True Story of Men Against the Sea
Author: Sebastian Junger
Pages: 240
ISBN: 039307661X
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Release: 1997-05-17
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"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.

The Perfect Storm A True Story of Men Against the Sea

The Perfect Storm  A True Story of Men Against the Sea
Author: Sebastian Junger
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780007324385
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Release: 2010-06-24
Editor: HarperCollins UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The worst storm in history seen from the wheelhouse of a doomed fishing trawler; a mesmerisingly vivid account of a natural hell from a perspective that offers no escape.

The Perfect Storm

The Perfect Storm
Author: Sebastian Junger
Pages: 227
ISBN: 039304016X
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Release: 1997
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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. Tour.

The Perfect Storm A True Story of Men Against the Sea

The Perfect Storm  A True Story of Men Against the Sea
Author: Sebastian Junger
Pages: 233
ISBN: 9780393337013
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Release: 2009-06-29
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

A real-life thriller that leaves us with the taste of salt on our tongues and a terror of the deep.

Fire

Fire
Author: Sebastian Junger
Pages: 240
ISBN: 0393077055
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Release: 2001-10-17
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Forest fires, terrorism, war: explorations of danger by the author of The Perfect Storm. In Fire, Sebastian Junger brings to bear the same meticulous prose that made A Perfect Storm a modern classic onto the inner workings of a terrifying elemental force—an out-of-control inferno burning in the steep canyons of Idaho—and the cast of characters risking everything to bring that force under control. Few writers have been to so many desperate corners of the globe as has Sebastian Junger; fewer still have provided such starkly memorable evocations of characters and events. From the murderous mechanics of the diamond trade in Sierra Leone to the logic of guerrilla warfare in Afghanistan and the forensics of genocide in Kosovo, this collection of Junger's nonfiction will take you places you wouldn't dream of going to on your own.

Alone on the Ice The Greatest Survival Story in the History of Exploration

Alone on the Ice  The Greatest Survival Story in the History of Exploration
Author: David Roberts
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780393089646
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Release: 2013-01-28
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Gripping and superb. This book will steal the night from you." —Laurence Gonzales, author of Deep Survival On January 17, 1913, alone and near starvation, Douglas Mawson, leader of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, was hauling a sledge to get back to base camp. The dogs were gone. Now Mawson himself plunged through a snow bridge, dangling over an abyss by the sledge harness. A line of poetry gave him the will to haul himself back to the surface. Mawson was sometimes reduced to crawling, and one night he discovered that the soles of his feet had completely detached from the flesh beneath. On February 8, when he staggered back to base, his features unrecognizably skeletal, the first teammate to reach him blurted out, "Which one are you?" This thrilling and almost unbelievable account establishes Mawson in his rightful place as one of the greatest polar explorers and expedition leaders. It is illustrated by a trove of Frank Hurley’s famous Antarctic photographs, many never before published in the United States.

The Church of the Perfect Storm

The Church of the Perfect Storm
Author: Leonard Sweet
Pages: 201
ISBN: 9781426724664
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Release: 2010-09-01
Editor: Abingdon Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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.)

A Perfect Storm

A Perfect Storm
Author: Phoebe Rivers
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781442489608
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Release: 2013-10-15
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the aftermath of a hurricane, Sara’s got a new secret—and an old crush—to decipher. A hurricane hits the New Jersey shore, and while Sara’s hometown of Stellamar is spared from any major damage, things will still never be the same. At home, a spirit reveals to Sara that he has a secret about her mother...but then the spirit is spooked by the storm and leaves before Sara can find out more. Sara enlists the help of her best friend, Lily, and together they try to find out what other secrets might be hidden away in the old house. At school, there are some new faces as kids from a neighboring town start attending Stellamar Middle School since their own school was damaged in the storm. One of the new kids is Mason, Sara’s summer crush. Will sparks continue to fly between Sara and Mason?

A Perfect Storm

A Perfect Storm
Author: Lori Foster
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781459225657
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Release: 2012-04-01
Editor: Harlequin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

He never saw her coming… Spencer Lark already knows too many secrets about Arizona Storm, including the nightmare she survived and her resulting trust issues. But in order to expose a smuggling ring—and continue avenging his own tragic past—the bounty hunter reluctantly agrees to make Arizona a decoy. Yet nothing has equipped him for her hypnotic blend of fragility and bravery, or for the protective instincts she stirs in him. Arizona wants to reclaim her life, which means acting as bait to lure the enemy into a trap. Sure it's dangerous, especially with a partner as distractingly appealing as Spencer. But as their plan—and their chemistry—shifts into high gear, Arizona may discover there's an even greater risk in surrendering her heart to a hero….

The Perfect Storm Is Coming

The Perfect Storm Is Coming
Author: I B E, Incorporated
Pages: 86
ISBN: 0978584805
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Release: 2006
Editor: Inspiration Books East Inc.
Language: un

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The Light and Fast Organisation

The Light and Fast Organisation
Author: Patrick Hollingworth
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780730328285
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Release: 2016-01-20
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Cut the organisational and operational dead weight to climb higher, faster The Light and Fast Organisation presents a blueprint for organisations looking to thrive in today's rapidly evolving business landscape. VUCA - Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity - has become the dominant mode of modern business, and leaders are overwhelmed. Competition and instability has increased while barriers to entry have fallen, chronic employee disengagement is on the rise and the global economic recovery is incredibly fragile; business leaders are uncomfortable, with threats to their business looming on all sides. This book proposes an alternative to the VUCA paradigm, one in which we learn to be comfortable with being uncomfortable, and a model for helping your organisation climb above the fray. Case studies from both business and mountaineering illustrate the benefits and practicalities of becoming light, fast, and agile and underscore the importance of self-awareness and self-reliance in minimising your exposure to risk. Business and mountaineering share many parallels, including frequent operation outside of the comfort zone. This book shows you the strong skills and effective strategies you need to reach the summit. Get comfortable with discomfort Adopt an 'Alpine Style' approach to business Operate outside of the VUCA paradigm Stretch outside your comfort zone to achieve more, faster Leaders must accept the current VUCA state and assess their preparedness, but it's possible to move beyond it by ingraining a 'light and fast' approach at the core of their organisations' values and operations. It's only through reaching beyond the 'safe' zone that we learn what we're made of, and build the foundations for successful leadership and teamwork. The Light and Fast Organisation is your practical coach for climbing the mountain, and your guide to the quickest route to the summit.

The Perfect Storm of the European Crisis

The Perfect Storm of the European Crisis
Author: Dan Dungaciu,Ruxandra Iordache
Pages: 370
ISBN: 9781443873604
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Release: 2017-06-23
Editor: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The most significant phenomenon occurring around us today is the European crisis. As well as being a “total social phenomenon” as classical French sociologist Émile Durkheim would have said, it also affects all the levels of our lives—be they political, economic, cultural or social. Nothing remains untouched. In other words, it represents a “perfect storm”. This volume brings together the contributions of twenty authors, scientists from the “Ion I.C. Brătianu” Institute of Political Sciences and International Relations of the Romanian Academy, in response to this challenge. Using an expression that is becoming more abundantly associated with Europe, namely “the perfect storm”, the book decodes multiple layers of the crisis, whether they relate to migrants, terrorism, Brexit, the economic crisis of the Eurozone, the Turkish challenge, Russian pressures, TTIP, the resurrection of populism, or the (intermittent) hysteria of the European media.

The Perfect Storm

The Perfect Storm
Author: Sebastian Junger
Pages: 299
ISBN: 1841151629
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Release: 1999
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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."

Surviving the Perfect Storm

Surviving the Perfect Storm
Author: Michael Canet
Pages: 152
ISBN: 9781599323084
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Release: 2012-04
Editor: Advantage Media Group
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

The Secret Society of Demolition Writers

The Secret Society of Demolition Writers
Author: Aimee Bender,Benjamin Cheever,Michael Connelly,Sebastian Junger
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780307432629
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Release: 2007-12-18
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What would you write if no one knew who you were? In the spirit of the demolition derby, where drivers take heedless risks with reckless abandon, welcome to the first convocation of the Secret Society of Demolition Writers. Here is a one-of-a-kind collection by famous authors writing anonymously–and dangerously. With the usual concerns about reputations and renown cast aside, these twelve daredevils have each contributed an extreme, no-holds-barred unsigned story, each shining as brightly and urgently as hazard lights. Unconventional and unapologetic, this publishing equivalent of a whodunit features an eclectic group of fictional characters, including a delusional schizophrenic narrator, an egg donor with second thoughts about her decision, a pharmacist who forms a weird crush on a woman who beat both of her parents to death, and a little girl who understands that an old safe is the threshold to another, ghostly, world. Equally diverse and surprising are the authors themselves: Aimee Bender, Benjamin Cheever, Michael Connelly, Sebastian Junger, Elizabeth McCracken, Rosie O’Donnell, Chris Offutt, Anna Quindlen, John Burnham Schwartz, Alice Sebold, Lauren Slater, and Marc Parent, the editor of the collection. Never before has such a wide-ranging and talented group of authors been assembled to such explosive and entertaining effect. The Secret Society of Demolition Writers is an intriguing puzzle in itself, but it’s also an important addition to the careers of some of our finest storytellers–even if we never really know who wrote what. Its boundary-smashing fiction offers exhilarating proof that for an artist, withholding your identity can mean gaining your freedom.

A Perfect Storm

A Perfect Storm
Author: Lori Foster
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9780373776566
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Release: 2012-03-27
Editor: HQN Books
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

When Arizona Storm, a former sex slave, agrees to act as bait to catch some human traffickers, she is unprepared for the explosive chemistry between her and her partner, bounty hunter Spencer Lake.

The Wreck of the Andrea Gail

The Wreck of the Andrea Gail
Author: Gillian Houghton
Pages: 48
ISBN: 0823936775
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Release: 2002-12-15
Editor: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Recounts the sinking of the successful swordfishing boat, the Andrea Gail, in what was later called "The Perfect Storm," events leading up to the shipwreck, the investigation that followed, and ongoing public interest in the tragedy.

25 Years After

25 Years After
Author: Anonim
Pages: 136
ISBN: 1597256927
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Release: 2016
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

This beautiful, keepsake coffee-table book includes our award-winning coverage of the storm in 1991, photos of the filming of the movie in 1999, and more.

The Perfect Storm

The Perfect Storm
Author: Constantine R. Campbell,Buist M. Fanning,Stanley E. Porter
Pages: 176
ISBN: 1433183749
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Release: 2021-02-26
Editor: Peter Lang Incorporated, International Academic Publishers
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

This book is a distilled academic debate among three of the best-known scholars on contemporary aspect theory, each defending his own unique interpretation while engaging the other two.

Their Perfect Storm

Their Perfect Storm
Author: Milly Taiden
Pages: 312
ISBN: 9798629998648
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Release: 2020-03-23
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Book 2 of the Wintervale Packs***Another sexy reverse harem for you to keep warm***Growing up as a foster kid wasn't easy, but Adrienne White was lucky enough to have a loving family to call her own. Now, she's ready to pay their kindness forward and help a dying planet by being a surrogate. Going to Daeria will also give her the fresh start she desperately needs. What she doesn't expect is the alien planet's magic to wake up powers within her when she arrives. Four men. One woman. Adrienne was definitely not expecting to find four mates. Tempers are bound to flare when such very different personalities are in love with the same woman. Adrienne isn't having it though and puts her foot down. She wants all of them or none of them.When an ancient creature, controlled by madman, targets Adrienne for the magic running in her blood, Barret, Liam, Gavin, and Bala must work together to protect their mate and their pack before the evil takes their mate from them before they could claim her.