The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea


  • Author : Sebastian Junger
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 1997-05-17
  • ISBN : 9780393076615
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

"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


  • Author : Sebastian Junger
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release : 2010-06-24
  • ISBN : 0007324383
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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


  • Author : Sebastian Junger
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 1997
  • ISBN : 9780393040166
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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


  • Author : Sebastian Junger
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 1997-05-17
  • ISBN : 9780393076615
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

"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.

Antibiotics


  • Author : David M. Shlaes
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2010-09-02
  • ISBN : 9789048190577
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Antibiotics are truly miracle drugs. As a class, they are one of the only ones that actually cure disease as opposed to most drugs that only help relieve symptoms or control disease. Since bacteria that cause serious disease in humans are becoming more and more resistant to the antibiotics we have today, and because they will ultimately become resistant to any antibiotic that we use for treatment or for anything else, we need a steady supply of new antibiotics active against any resistant bacteria that arise. However, the antibiotics marketplace is no longer attractive for large pharmaceutical companies, the costs of development are skyrocketing because of ever more stringent requirements by the regulatory agencies, and finding new antibiotics active against resistant strains is getting harder and harder. These forces are all combining to deny us these miracle drugs when we need them the most. I provide a number of possible paths to shelter from this perfect storm.

The Perfect Storm


  • Author : Sebastian Junger
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release : 2007-02
  • ISBN : 0007241755
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

This is the story of that storm, told through the accounts of individual fishing boats caught up in the maelstrom, their families waiting anxiously for news of their return, the rescue services scrambled to save them. It is the story of the old battle between the fisherman and the sea, between man and Nature, that awesome and capricious power which can transform the surface of the Atlantic into an impossible tumult of water walls and gaping voids, with the capacity to break an oil tanker in two.

A Death in Belmont


  • Author : Sebastian Junger
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 2006-04-17
  • ISBN : 9780393077377
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

A fatal collision of three lives in the most intriguing and original crime story since In Cold Blood. In the spring of 1963, the quiet suburb of Belmont, Massachusetts, is rocked by a shocking sex murder that exactly fits the pattern of the Boston Strangler. Sensing a break in the case that has paralyzed the city of Boston, the police track down a black man, Roy Smith, who cleaned the victim's house that day and left a receipt with his name on the kitchen counter. Smith is hastily convicted of the Belmont murder, but the terror of the Strangler continues. On the day of the murder, Albert DeSalvo—the man who would eventually confess in lurid detail to the Strangler's crimes—is also in Belmont, working as a carpenter at the Jungers' home. In this spare, powerful narrative, Sebastian Junger chronicles three lives that collide—and ultimately are destroyed—in the vortex of one of the first and most controversial serial murder cases in America.

The Perfect Storm


  • Author : William D. Wittliff
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1999
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

The Andrea Gail is a sword fishing boat out of Gloucester, Massachusetts. Billy Tyne is her captain, down-on-his-luck from a recent losing streak, looking to bring back one big score so he and his crew will have the money to stay ashore during the coming winter. So out they go, and they hit it big, hauling in what the crew estimates is a quarter-million-dollars worth of fish. Unfortunately, they haven't paid attention to the weather forecasts or the radio, and the boat is right in the path of what will become one of the most terrifying and fantastic storms of the century. The always-beating heart of the adventure are the men (and women) who go down to the sea in ships and are oft-times lost at sea, doing battle with the unpredictable, sometimes vicious forces of Nature. Based on a true story, and dedicated to the ten thousand Gloucestermen who have died at sea since 1623.

The Perfect Storm Is Coming


  • Author : I B E, Incorporated
  • Publisher : Inspiration Books East Inc.
  • Release : 2006
  • ISBN : 9780978584801
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

The Perfect Storm


  • Author : Johan F. M. Swinnen
  • Publisher : CEPS
  • Release : 2008
  • ISBN : 9290797665
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De