• History

Category 5

The 1935 Labor Day Hurricane
Author: Thomas Neil Knowles
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 350
View: 6924
A frightening account of the first Category 5 storm to strike the U.S. "A gripping account. . . . Winds were so strong that they tore babies from the arms of their parents. Over four hundred people lost their lives, including over two hundred veterans of World War I. It was a tragedy that did not have to happen."--John Wallace Viele, author of The Florida Keys: A History of the Pioneers "Makes for fascinating reading about a period of time when science, politics, and nature converged, resulting in disaster."--Rodney E. Dillon Jr., Vice President, Past Perfect Florida History, Inc. In the midst of the Great Depression, a furious storm struck the Florida Keys with devastating force. With winds estimated at over 225 miles per hour, it was the first recorded Category 5 hurricane to make landfall in the United States. Striking at a time before storms were named, the catastrophic tropical cyclone became known as the 1935 Labor Day Hurricane, and its aftermath was felt all the way to Washington, D.C. In the hardest hit area of the Florida Keys, three out of every five residents were killed, while hundreds of World War I veterans sent there by the federal government perished. By sifting through overlooked official records and interviewing survivors and the relatives of victims, Thomas Knowles pieces together this dramatic story, moment by horrifying moment. He explains what daily life was like on the Keys, why the veteran work force was there (and relatively unprotected), the state of weather forecasting at the time, the activities of the media covering the disaster, and the actions of government agencies in the face of severe criticism over their response to the disaster. The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935 remains one of the most intense to strike America's shores. Category 5 is a sobering reminder that even with modern meteorological tools and emergency management systems, a similar storm could cause even more death and destruction today.

    • History

Category 5

The Story of Camille, Lessons Unlearned from America's Most Violent Hurricane
Author: Ernest Zebrowski,Judith A. Howard
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472115259
Category: History
Page: 276
View: 6309
Presents the story of Camille, the destruction she left behind on the coast of Louisiana and Mississippi, and the lessons she taught about the complexities of disaster management that were not heeded before and after Katrina.

Category Five


Author: Philip Donlay
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781608091935
Category:
Page: 320
View: 9964
In the Atlantic Ocean, hurricane Helena is gathering strength, becoming the most powerful storm in recorded history. As Helena bears down on Bermuda, Donovan Nash, along with other members of the scientific research organization Eco-Watch, are called to fly in and extract key government people who have been studying Helena. For Donovan Nash, the routine mission turns deadly when an attempt is made on the life of the lead scientist. A woman from the past, Dr. Lauren McKenna, is suddenly thrust back into his life. With 300 mph winds and waves over 90 feet, Helena marches relentlessly for the vulnerable east coast of the United States. In a bold attempt to diffuse the power of the hurricane, Eco-Watch is called upon to conduct a final flight above the massive fury, where the jet suffers a catastrophic engine failure. Now the only option is to maneuver the crippled airplane into the calm of Helena's eye.

    • Fiction

Category 5


Author: Paul Mark Tag
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 059534075X
Category: Fiction
Page: 324
View: 5508
Dr. Victor Mark Silverstein is a Jewish African-American whose background is as unusual as his personality. He lives a privileged life as the Naval Research Laboratory's preeminent meteorologist and scientist. But beneath the facade of a self-centered, arrogant personality lies a seething, vulnerable man whose secrets have plagued his sleep since 1982. That's when he discovered the truth about what happened to his girlfriend, Sylvia. In the year 2007, his nightmares become a reality when weather satellites detect an environmental aberration. Memories from college at Penn State-and their accompanying heartbreak-push their way back into Silverstein's life. Only he knows the root cause of the phenomenon and its scientific basis-and the mastermind behind it all. This fast-paced thriller spans the globe: from the Suez Canal and Christmas Island to Istanbul, Turkey; to Monterey, California and Washington, DC; and finally to Bermuda. Silverstein and his feisty female assistant, Dr. Linda Kipling, begin a desperate and harrowing pursuit for the truth and for those responsible. With time running out and the environmental catastrophe unfolding, they must survive a terrifying ride through the eyewall of a hurricane. The final showdown pits good against evil and intellect against loyalty. Along the way, Silverstein finds peace and becomes reacquainted with a faith he abandoned long ago.

    • Fiction

Category 5

A Donovan Nash Thriller
Author: Philip Donlay
Publisher: Oceanview Publishing
ISBN: 1608090825
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
View: 1997
Hurricane Helena is gathering strength in the Atlantic Ocean, the most powerful storm in recorded history. Donovan Nash and members of his research organization Eco-Watch need to fly in and extract government researchers studying Helena. The intensity of the storm, a crippled aircraft, and exposure of a deeply hidden secret in Donovan’s life conspire to turn the mission deadly.

    • Political Science

Rising Above the Gathering Storm, Revisited

Rapidly Approaching Category 5
Author: Institute of Medicine,National Academy of Engineering,National Academy of Sciences,2005 "Rising Above the Gathering Storm" Committee
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309162289
Category: Political Science
Page: 102
View: 4321
In the face of so many daunting near-term challenges, U.S. government and industry are letting the crucial strategic issues of U.S. competitiveness slip below the surface. Five years ago, the National Academies prepared Rising Above the Gathering Storm, a book that cautioned: "Without a renewed effort to bolster the foundations of our competitiveness, we can expect to lose our privileged position." Since that time we find ourselves in a country where much has changed--and a great deal has not changed. So where does America stand relative to its position of five years ago when the Gathering Storm book was prepared? The unanimous view of the authors is that our nation's outlook has worsened. The present volume, Rising Above the Gathering Storm, Revisited, explores the tipping point America now faces. Addressing America's competitiveness challenge will require many years if not decades; however, the requisite federal funding of much of that effort is about to terminate. Rising Above the Gathering Storm, Revisited provides a snapshot of the work of the government and the private sector in the past five years, analyzing how the original recommendations have or have not been acted upon, what consequences this may have on future competitiveness, and priorities going forward. In addition, readers will find a series of thought- and discussion-provoking factoids--many of them alarming--about the state of science and innovation in America. Rising Above the Gathering Storm, Revisited is a wake-up call. To reverse the foreboding outlook will require a sustained commitment by both individual citizens and government officials--at all levels. This book, together with the original Gathering Storm volume, provides the roadmap to meet that goal. While this book is essential for policy makers, anyone concerned with the future of innovation, competitiveness, and the standard of living in the United States will find this book an ideal tool for engaging their government representatives, peers, and community about this momentous issue.

    • History

Category 5

The Story of Camille, Lessons Unlearned from America's Most Violent Hurricane
Author: Judith A. Howard,Ernest Zebrowski
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 0472025872
Category: History
Page: 304
View: 6963
The epic story of the real victims of a perfect storm— overwhelmingly the poor— left behind in the aftermath of a deadly hurricane “ A riveting new book.” — Tallahassee Democrat “ Not simply an historical account of a storm thirty-seven years ago but a living, breathing entity brimming with the modern-day reality that, yes, it can happen again.” — American Meteorological Society Bulletin "Fascinating, easy-to-read, yet informative.” — Richmond Times-Dispatch “ Almost like sitting in front of the television watching the events unfold. A page-turner from the very first page.” — Ruston Morning Paper “ There is much we can all learn from this relevant and highly engaging chronicle.” — Biloxi Sun Herald “ A must-read for anyone who wants to take an emotional stroll through the rubble of these Gulf Coast fishing communities and learn what happened.” — Apalachicola Times “ Should be required reading for anyone living in the path of these terrible storms.” — Moondance.org As the unsettled social and political weather of summer 1969 played itself out amid the heat of antiwar marches and the battle for civil rights, three regions of the rural South were devastated by the horrifying force of Category 5 Hurricane Camille. Camille’ s nearly 200 mile per hour winds and 28-foot storm surge swept away thousands of homes and businesses along the Gulf Coast of Louisiana and Mississippi. Twenty-four oceangoing ships sank or were beached; six offshore drilling platforms collapsed; 198 people drowned. Two days later, Camille dropped 108 billion tons of moisture drawn from the Gulf onto the rural communities of Nelson County, Virginia— nearly three feet of rain in 24 hours. Mountainsides were washed away; quiet brooks became raging torrents; homes and whole communities were simply washed off the face of the earth. In this gripping account, Ernest Zebrowski and Judith Howard tell the heroic story of America’ s forgotten rural underclass coping with immense adversity and inconceivable tragedy. Category 5shows, through the riveting stories of Camille’ s victims and survivors, the disproportionate impact of natural disasters on the nation’ s poorest communities. It is, ultimately, a story of the lessons learned— and, in some cases, tragically unlearned— from that storm: hard lessons that were driven home once again in the awful wake of Hurricane Katrina. Ernest Zebrowski is founder of the doctoral program in science and math education at Southern University, a historically black university in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Professor of Physics at Pennsylvania State University’ s Pennsylvania College of Technology. His previous books include Perils of a Restless Planet: Scientific Perspectives on Natural Disasters. Judith Howard earned her Ph.D. in clinical social work from UCLA, and writes a regular political column for the Ruston, Louisiana, Morning Paper.

    • Humor

Playdate: Category 5

Baby Blues Scrapbook #19
Author: Rick Kirkman,Jerry Scott
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 9780740746659
Category: Humor
Page: 128
View: 8412
Cartoons provide a humorous view of the frustrations and rewards of parenthood as Wanda and Darryl adjust to life with young children.

    • Humor

Playdate: Category 5

Baby Blues Scrapbook #19
Author: Rick Kirkman,Jerry Scott
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 9780740746659
Category: Humor
Page: 128
View: 8359
Cartoons provide a humorous view of the frustrations and rewards of parenthood as Wanda and Darryl adjust to life with young children.


    • Science

Index Volume Category 5


Author: Colin J. Drayton,Jutta Backes
Publisher: Georg Thieme Verlag
ISBN: 3131785810
Category: Science
Page: 1000
View: 6483
Science of Synthesis provides a critical review of the synthetic methodology developed from the early 1800s to date for the entire field of organic and organometallic chemistry. As the only resource providing full-text descriptions of organic transformations and synthetic methods as well as experimental procedures, Science of Synthesis is therefore a unique chemical information tool. Over 1000 world-renowned experts have chosen the most important molecular transformations for a class of organic compounds and elaborated on their scope and limitations. The systematic, logical and consistent organization of the synthetic methods for each functional group enables users to quickly find out which methods are useful for a particular synthesis and which are not. Effective and practical experimental procedures can be implemented quickly and easily in the lab.// The content of this e-book was originally published in December 2009.

    • Business & Economics

Rising Above the Gathering Storm:

Energizing and Employing America for a Brighter Economic Future
Author: Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy,Institute of Medicine,Committee on Prospering in the Global Economy of the 21st Century: An Agenda for American Science and Technology,Policy and Global Affairs,National Academy of Sciences,National Academy of Engineering
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309100399
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 592
View: 9784
In a world where advanced knowledge is widespread and low-cost labor is readily available, U.S. advantages in the marketplace and in science and technology have begun to erode. A comprehensive and coordinated federal effort is urgently needed to bolster U.S. competitiveness and pre-eminence in these areas. This congressionally requested report by a pre-eminent committee makes four recommendations along with 20 implementation actions that federal policy-makers should take to create high-quality jobs and focus new science and technology efforts on meeting the nation's needs, especially in the area of clean, affordable energy: 1) Increase America's talent pool by vastly improving K-12 mathematics and science education; 2) Sustain and strengthen the nation's commitment to long-term basic research; 3) Develop, recruit, and retain top students, scientists, and engineers from both the U.S. and abroad; and 4) Ensure that the United States is the premier place in the world for innovation. Some actions will involve changing existing laws, while others will require financial support that would come from reallocating existing budgets or increasing them. Rising Above the Gathering Storm will be of great interest to federal and state government agencies, educators and schools, public decision makers, research sponsors, regulatory analysts, and scholars.

    • Fiction

Saving Belle

A Category 5 Knights MC Romance
Author: Olivia Rigal
Publisher: Lady O Publishing LLC
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 100
View: 6054
One look at Belle and I was hooked. But then she stood me up and no one stands up Piston. I didn’t become the VP of a new chapter of the Category 5 Knights MC by letting chicks walk all over me. I wanted to let it go that is until I found out that Belle has a secret, one so painful she keeps it well hidden. Figuring it out was the easy part, now if only saving Belle could be as simple. Motorcycle Club, New Adult, Multicultural MC Bikers Romance Mystery Adventure Suspense Action

    • Juvenile Fiction

Into the Hurricane


Author: Neil Connelly
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545853877
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 240
View: 2405
TWO PEOPLE WITH LOSSES Eli and Max both have good reasons to go to the lighthouse on Shackles Island. For Max, it's an old vacation spot, the rare location where she has only good memories -- so it's the right place to scatter her dad's ashes. For Eli, it's the highest point near his Louisiana home, with the clearest view of the rocks where his sister died -- so it's the right place to end his own life as well. A STORM WITHOUT LIMITS But neither of them expected the other, nor the storm. Because Hurricane Celeste is roaring toward Shackles Island, and its power will break bridges, slash electric lines, and stir up deadly wildlife -- some of it human. When the ruthless Odenkirk family steals Max's Jeep with her most precious possession inside, she and Eli begin a desperate quest to get it back and get off the island ... until they realize they must go into the hurricane.

    • Philosophy

Category Theory


Author: Steve Awodey
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191612553
Category: Philosophy
Page: 328
View: 7625
Category theory is a branch of abstract algebra with incredibly diverse applications. This text and reference book is aimed not only at mathematicians, but also researchers and students of computer science, logic, linguistics, cognitive science, philosophy, and any of the other fields in which the ideas are being applied. Containing clear definitions of the essential concepts, illuminated with numerous accessible examples, and providing full proofs of all important propositions and theorems, this book aims to make the basic ideas, theorems, and methods of category theory understandable to this broad readership. Although assuming few mathematical pre-requisites, the standard of mathematical rigour is not compromised. The material covered includes the standard core of categories; functors; natural transformations; equivalence; limits and colimits; functor categories; representables; Yoneda's lemma; adjoints; monads. An extra topic of cartesian closed categories and the lambda-calculus is also provided - a must for computer scientists, logicians and linguists! This Second Edition contains numerous revisions to the original text, including expanding the exposition, revising and elaborating the proofs, providing additional diagrams, correcting typographical errors and, finally, adding an entirely new section on monoidal categories. Nearly a hundred new exercises have also been added, many with solutions, to make the book more useful as a course text and for self-study.

    • History

Isaac's Storm

A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History
Author: Erik Larson
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307874095
Category: History
Page: 336
View: 7657
At the dawn of the twentieth century, a great confidence suffused America. Isaac Cline was one of the era's new men, a scientist who believed he knew all there was to know about the motion of clouds and the behavior of storms. The idea that a hurricane could damage the city of Galveston, Texas, where he was based, was to him preposterous, "an absurd delusion." It was 1900, a year when America felt bigger and stronger than ever before. Nothing in nature could hobble the gleaming city of Galveston, then a magical place that seemed destined to become the New York of the Gulf. That August, a strange, prolonged heat wave gripped the nation and killed scores of people in New York and Chicago. Odd things seemed to happen everywhere: A plague of crickets engulfed Waco. The Bering Glacier began to shrink. Rain fell on Galveston with greater intensity than anyone could remember. Far away, in Africa, immense thunderstorms blossomed over the city of Dakar, and great currents of wind converged. A wave of atmospheric turbulence slipped from the coast of western Africa. Most such waves faded quickly. This one did not. In Cuba, America's overconfidence was made all too obvious by the Weather Bureau's obsession with controlling hurricane forecasts, even though Cuba's indigenous weathermen had pioneered hurricane science. As the bureau's forecasters assured the nation that all was calm in the Caribbean, Cuba's own weathermen fretted about ominous signs in the sky. A curious stillness gripped Antigua. Only a few unlucky sea captains discovered that the storm had achieved an intensity no man alive had ever experienced. In Galveston, reassured by Cline's belief that no hurricane could seriously damage the city, there was celebration. Children played in the rising water. Hundreds of people gathered at the beach to marvel at the fantastically tall waves and gorgeous pink sky, until the surf began ripping the city's beloved beachfront apart. Within the next few hours Galveston would endure a hurricane that to this day remains the nation's deadliest natural disaster. In Galveston alone at least 6,000 people, possibly as many as 10,000, would lose their lives, a number far greater than the combined death toll of the Johnstown Flood and 1906 San Francisco Earthquake. And Isaac Cline would experience his own unbearable loss. Meticulously researched and vividly written, Isaac's Storm is based on Cline's own letters, telegrams, and reports, the testimony of scores of survivors, and our latest understanding of the hows and whys of great storms. Ultimately, however, it is the story of what can happen when human arrogance meets nature's last great uncontrollable force. As such, Isaac's Storm carries a warning for our time. From the Hardcover edition.

    • Science

This Is the Way the World Ends

How Droughts and Die-offs, Heat Waves and Hurricanes Are Converging on America
Author: Jeff Nesbit
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
ISBN: 1250160472
Category: Science
Page: 320
View: 967
"With This is the Way the World Ends Jeff Nesbit has delivered an enlightening - and alarming - explanation of the climate challenge as it exists today. Climate change is no far-off threat. It's impacting communities all over the world at this very moment, and we ignore the scientific reality at our own peril. The good news? As Nesbit underscores, disaster is not preordained. The global community can meet this moment — and we must." —Senator John Kerry A unique view of climate change glimpsed through the world's resources that are disappearing. The world itself won’t end, of course. Only ours will: our livelihoods, our homes, our cultures. And we’re squarely at the tipping point. Longer droughts in the Middle East. Growing desertification in China and Africa. The monsoon season shrinking in India. Amped-up heat waves in Australia. More intense hurricanes reaching America. Water wars in the Horn of Africa. Rebellions, refugees and starving children across the globe. These are not disconnected events. These are the pieces of a larger puzzle that environmental expert Jeff Nesbit puts together Unless we start addressing the causes of climate change and stop simply navigating its effects, we will be facing a series of unstoppable catastrophes by the time our preschoolers graduate from college. Our world is in trouble – right now. This Is the Way the World Ends tells the real stories of the substantial impacts to Earth’s systems unfolding across each continent. The bad news? Within two decades or so, our carbon budget will reach a point of no return. But there’s good news. Like every significant challenge we’ve faced—from creating civilization in the shadow of the last ice age to the Industrial Revolution—we can get out of this box canyon by understanding the realities, changing the worn-out climate conversation to one that’s relevant to every person. Nesbit provides a clear blueprint for real-time, workable solutions we can tackle together.

    • History

Storm of the Century

The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935
Author: Willie Drye
Publisher: National Geographic Society
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 326
View: 673
A chronicle of the most powerful hurricane ever to hit the United States and its aftermath details the storm of September 1935 as seen by survivors, Federal Emergency Relief Administration staff, and government officials.