Hurricanes and the Middle Atlantic States is written for a general audience and is non-technical. The book
describes the characteristics, patterns, quirks and dangers of Mid-Atlantic hurricanes. It discusses lessons
learned and the challenges ahead. Here, for the first time, is a window to the region's hurricane past and a
meteorological crystal ball to its future.
The book focuses on Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Information about storms
and stories of universal interest make the work appropriate for anyone interested in the important
hurricanes of the United States.
Hardcover with an 8.5 X 11 inch format. 400+ pages. 200+ black and white photos. View a unique collection
of hurricane photographs from the Middle Atlantic states. Track maps assist with comprehension.
cyclones. You won't find many of these "Mid-Atlantic discoveries" in other weather books.
Hurricane Perspective is a periodic column written by Rick Schwartz, author of Hurricanes and the
Middle Atlantic States. The current topic is entitled, "What If 2013 Becomes 'The Year of the Hurricane'?"
September 18 marks the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Isabel and September 21 marks the 75th anniversary of
the "Long Island Express" hurricane of 1938. Find out about hurricanes with winds considerably stronger than
those of Isabel and kin to the 1938 storm.
Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York City, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and
Virginia have their own pages. Each page provides a chronological sampling of notable storms.
|Hurricanes and the Middle Atlantic States is available from the following booksellers:
News Center gift shop, Ocean City, Md. (410-213-1440)
News Center gift shop, Easton, Md. (410-822-7212)
Calvert County (Md.) Historical Society Gift Shop
Reedville Fishermen's Museum (Va.)
Colonial Beach Historical Society Museum (Va.)
Calvert Marine Museum (Md.)
Barnes and Noble
(Bookstore inquiries are welcome. 571-245-0318)
|What They're Saying ...
Middle Atlantic states... ...For those living and teaching in these states, and anyone interested in comparing
storm impacts from region to region, this is a must-have book." Michael Passow, former president of the Earth
Science Teachers' Association, appearing in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
"The book is abundantly illustrated with an amazing number of black and white photographs, track maps,
and rainfall maps... ...All in all, this is an enjoyably presented, informative, and useful book. It details in a well-
written and personal manner the historical hurricane activity of a critical region of the United States." Randy
Cerveny, author of several weather books, appearing in Weatherwise magazine
"For anybody who likes to learn about weather and is interested in hurricanes, this is a great book to have,"
Bob Ryan, former chief meteorologist, NBC 4, and current meteorologist on WJLA, ABC 7, Washington, D.C.
"...The wealth of primary sources (photographs, interviews, maps, diaries, letters, and newspaper articles)
makes it a valuable reference work, as well as a fascinating read for weather enthusiasts." Science Books and
Films (reviews), American Association for the Advancement of Science
"Schwartz is a storyteller, and the accounts of specific events are told in a lively and compelling manner.
The value of this book lies in its ability to inspire readers with no background in the subject to become interested
in how these natural disasters have affected a portion of the East Coast. ... Summing Up: Recommended.
General readers. L.S. Zipp, Choice Magazine
"The book first appeared on store shelves late last summer but is a must-read for weather watchers now that
another hurricane season is upon us. ... From now on, it will be a well-used reference work in my library." Donnie
Johnston, The Free Lance-Star, Fredericksburg, Va.
|To order Hurricanes and the Middle Atlantic States:
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|Tropical Cyclones of 2013
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Karen, Lorenzo, Melissa, Nestor, Olga, Pablo, Rebekah, Sebastian, Tanya, Van, Wendy
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