We are open but due to high demand and courier delays, delivery times are expected to be longer.
0

Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - A Furious Sky: The Five-Hundred-Year History of America's Hurricanes by Eric Jay Dolin

From the moment European colonists laid violent claim to this land, hurricanes have had a profound and visceral impact on American history-yet, no one has attempted to write the definitive account of America's entanglement with these meteorological behemoths. Now, best-selling historian Eric Jay Dolin presents the five-hundred-year story of American hurricanes, from the nameless storms that threatened Columbus' New World voyages, to the devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and the escalation of hurricane season as a result of global warming. Populating his narrative with unlikely heroes such as Benito Vines, the nineteenth-century Jesuit priest whose revelatory methods for predicting hurricanes saved countless lives, and journalist Dan Rather, whose coverage of a 1961 hurricane would change broadcasting history, Dolin uncovers the often surprising ways we respond to natural crises. A necessary work of environmental and cultural history, A Furious Sky will change the way we understand the storms on the horizon of America's future.

Buy A Furious Sky: The Five-Hundred-Year History of America's Hurricanes by Eric Jay Dolin from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781631495274
Format: Hardback
(244mm x 165mm x 36mm)
Pages: 432
Imprint: Liveright Publishing Corporation
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 4-Sep-2020
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions - A Furious Sky: The Five-Hundred-Year History of America's Hurricanes by Eric Jay Dolin

Book Reviews - A Furious Sky: The Five-Hundred-Year History of America's Hurricanes by Eric Jay Dolin

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about A Furious Sky: The Five-Hundred-Year History of America's Hurricanes book by Eric Jay Dolin and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)


A Preview for this title is currently not available.