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

Author: Sebastian Junger

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393076615

Category: Nature

Page: 240

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"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 Church of the Perfect Storm

Author: Leonard Sweet

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 1426724667

Category: Religion

Page: 201

View: 8880


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.)

The Perfect Storm of the European Crisis

Author: Ruxandra Iordache,Dan Dungaciu

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443873608

Category: Political Science

Page: 370

View: 550


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.

Priscilla & the Perfect Storm

Author: Stephie McCumbee

Publisher: Boys Town Press

ISBN: 1545721572

Category: Self-Help

Page: 32

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Priscilla is a perfectionist. When things don't go as planned, Priscilla and everyone around her gets caught up in her perfect storm. Join Priscilla as she learns how she can stay calm and deal with her frustration the right way.

A Perfect Storm

Author: Lori Foster

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 1472011589

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 1723


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.

A Perfect Storm

Author: Jodi Taylor

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472264517

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 5483


A Chronicles of St Mary's short story that is sure to entertain. If you love Jasper Fforde or Ben Aaronovitch, you won't be able to resist Jodi Taylor. You don't have to travel through time to experience catastrophe on an epic scale, as the disaster-magnets from St Mary's are about to find out... For Max, what starts off as a perfectly normal week is about to degenerate into a quagmire of egotistical film producers, monumental pub crawls, unsigned contracts, exploding rocks, Professor Rapson and his megaphone, the world's biggest bacon butty - and Angus - the third component of the most notorious love triangle since Menelaus, Paris and Whatshername - the one with the face they launched ships off. A Perfect Storm of calamity, devastation and misfortune only ever encountered at St Mary's. Readers love Jodi Taylor: 'Once in a while, I discover an author who changes everything... Jodi Taylor and her protagonista Madeleine "Max" Maxwell have seduced me' 'A great mix of British proper-ness and humour with a large dollop of historical fun' 'Addictive. I wish St Mary's was real and I was a part of it' 'Jodi Taylor has an imagination that gets me completely hooked' 'A tour de force'

God’s Perfect Storm

Author: Eric Elijah Brown Sr.

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1483434753

Category: Religion

Page: 82

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This book is a spiritual GPS guideline for your life. It will pick you up and give you a recipe for navigating through many of the storms life will bring. Following the principals of this book will help you in areas of marriage, career and overall life. Success is in reach of the believer in Christ, this book will help you and aid you along with your bible in figuring out the "why's", of life. The solutions come with understanding that with every journey on land and sea there must be a way to reach your destination. Sometimes even with a map there is a need to plot a different course. Still trying to reach the same destination just taking a different way. This book will strengthen faith to help you reach your destination.

A Perfect Storm

Author: New York (State). Temporary Commission of Investigation

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Foreclosure

Page: 61

View: 9301