{Kostenlos ePUB} The Perfect Storm: A True Story Of Man Against The SeaAutor Sebastian Junger – Noituisong.com

The Perfect Storm: A True Story Of Man Against The Sea 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, 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 ft 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


13 thoughts on “The Perfect Storm: A True Story Of Man Against The Sea

  1. Ole Ole says:

    Eins vorne weg, wer ein Buch wie den Film sucht der ist schlecht beraten Das Buch ist f r denjenigen spannend, der neben Einzelheiten der Berufsschifffahrt auch an meteorologischen Details Spa hat Als Segler bekommt man beim Lesen dessen was hier beschrieben wird regelm ig G nsehau


  2. WLP WLP says:

    This is a set text for the Cambridge Exam, FCE level So I looked for it, found a bargain offer and had it delivered within days This is the way Europe should work fast delivery and no customs inspection.


  3. Donald Mitchell Donald Mitchell says:

    This book takes a natural disaster, a storm of the century, and builds it into a compelling clash of man against nature with man having little or no chance We Are Playthings of the Gods kept running through my mind as I read this book.I am glad that a movie has been made from the book, because


  4. Donald Mitchell Donald Mitchell says:

    This book takes a natural disaster, a storm of the century, and builds it into a compelling clash of man against nature with man having little or no chance We Are Playthings of the Gods kept running through my mind as I read this book.I am glad that a movie has been made from the book, because the b


  5. bernie (xyzzy) bernie (xyzzy) says:

    Just as John A McPhee outlines the history of oranges, Sebastian Junger outlines Men Against the Sea In the very beginning of the book, Sebastian Junger tells you that this is not a novel or a fictionalization of the events of the last moments of the Andrea Gail He believes if you read any fiction that, y


  6. Metropolitan Critic Metropolitan Critic says:

    A curious book In the foreword, the author sets out the theme as an account of the final days of the Andrea Gail, a commercial sword fishing boat that was lost off the coast of Nova Scotia in October 1991, caught in one of the worst hurricanes of the twentieth century Yet by the end it is clear that remarkably


  7. Tilly Tilly says:

    I ve read two books by Sebastian Junger The Perfect Storm, and War Both books are equally captivating and written with a level of detail that is fascinating giving the reader an amazing insight into the lives of the people involved and what it must ve been like to live through the experiences he describes I was a lit


  8. rueyclem rueyclem says:

    I love this author s work on audiobook, could not wait to listen and have since listened again and again, a good sign that although it is about fishing, and is very sad to hear at some poi ts, it is all true and from time to time I like to listen to non fiction audio books.


  9. Teemacs Teemacs says:

    when I reviewed the film, I said I d never go to sea in anything smaller than a Nimitz class carrier, or alternatively a submarine Now I ve read the book, forget the carrier, submarine only, I want something that goes under all THAT weather.To me, book and film complement each other very nicely The book lacks the excitement of t


  10. A. Gothorp A. Gothorp says:

    This book was the inspiration for the 2000 film of the same name The book follows the ill fated fishing trip made by the Andrea Gail in October 1991.Here you can find everything you ever wanted to know about swordfishing and the men who risk their lives on the Grand Banks off the coast of Newfoundland This is an excellent slice of lif


  11. egor n egor n says:

    Great read One of my best lately Lots of fishy, weather, maritime and ocean information Hats off to the brave souls who make their income from the ocean Hats off and heads bowed for those who grieve the lost especially among the emergency rescue services.


  12. Happy Feet Happy Feet says:

    This story has always haunted me I loved the way the story read like fiction even though it wasn t My goodness you wish it were fiction Very intense in parts, especially the sections about the waves and what it is like to drown.


  13. Heather Johns Heather Johns says:

    This book is a decent enough read and I am a fan of this type of true story However, having just read Jake Watson s book SAR , a true story of Royal Air Force helicopter search and rescue here in the UK, by comparison, The Perfect Storm is far to over dramatised I still enjoyed the book and wanted to get the literary version after watching the film The


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