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The perfect storm : a true story of man against the sea

By: Junger, Sebastian

0007230060 / 9780007230068
Paperback
363.3'492'091631
02/05/2006
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England
20 cm xiv, 235 p.
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Reprint. Originally published: London: Fourth Estate, 1997.
/ Includes PS Section The worst storm in history seem from the wheelhouse of a doomed fishing trawler; a mesmerisingly vivid account of a natural hell from a perspective that offers no escape. / A Sunday Times no.3 bestseller / 'The Perfect Storm' will be published to coincide with Junger's new book, 'A Death in Belmont'. / 'The Perfect Storm' was a major Hollywood movie starring George Clooney and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, that was released in spring 2000.

The worst storm in history seem 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' is a once-in-a-hundred-years combination: a high pressure system from the Great Lakes, running into storm winds over an Atlantic island - Sable Island - and colliding with a weather system from the Caribbean: Hurricane Grace.

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, and 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, but here Nature is an awesome and capricious power that transforms 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, let alone the 72ft swordfishing boat Andrea Gail with her crew of eight.

A typical Hurricane encompasses a million cubic miles of atmosphere and can contain enough energy to, in theory, meet the electric power needs of the UK for a decade.Except that a hurricane will not be controlled.

In spare, lyrical prose "The Perfect Storm" describes what happened when the Andrea Gail looked into the wrathful face of the perfect storm.

BIC:

1QSA Atlantic Ocean, BTP True stories of heroism, endurance & survival, HBTM Maritime history

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