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Lowcountry hurricanes : three centuries of storms at sea and ashore / Walter J. Fraser, Jr.

Fraser, Walter J. (Author).

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Item details

  • ISBN: 0820328669 (hc : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9780820328669 (hc : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9780820333335 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 0820333336 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: xiii, 319 p., [32] p. of plates : ill., map ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: Athens, Ga. : University of Georgia Press, c2006.

Contents / Notes

Bibliography, etc.:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 299-306) and index.
The early years, 1686-1797 -- First storms of the new century, 1800-1804 -- A cycle of hurricanes, 1806-1824 -- Last storms of the cycle, 1825-1837 -- Mid-century storms, 1840-1857 -- Another cycle of tropical storms and hurricanes, 1865-1885 -- Major hurricanes at century's end, 1893-1898 -- Hurricanes and Gales of the twentieth century, 1904-1979 -- Hugo and after, 1989-2004.
Summary, etc.:
"This illustrated history recounts how, for the past three hundred years, hurricanes have altered lives and landscapes along the Georgia-South Carolina seaboard. A prime target for the fierce storms that develop in the Atlantic, the region is especially vulnerable because of its shallow, gradually sloping sea floor and low-lying coastline." "With an eye on both natural and built environments, Walter Fraser's narrative ranges from the first documented storm in 1686 to recent times in describing how the low-country has endured some of the severest effects of wind and water. This chronology of the most notable lowcountry storms is also a useful primer on the basics of hurricane dynamics."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject: Hurricanes > Georgia > History.
Hurricanes > South Carolina > History.
Georgia > History.
South Carolina > History.
cyclone tropical > Géorgie (Etats-Unis) > 17e s. (fin) / 21e s. (début)
cyclone tropical > Caroline du Sud (Etats-Unis) > 17e s. (fin) / 21e s. (début)

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