North Carolina's Hurricane History

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University of North Carolina Press, 2001 - History - 319 pages
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Now in its third edition, North Carolina's Hurricane History is a popular illustrated history of the more than fifty great storms that have battered the Tar Heel state from the days of the first European explorers through 1999's devastating hurricane Floyd, which caused $6 billion in damages. Jay Barnes examined newspaper reports, National Weather Service records, and eyewitness descriptions to compile this extraordinary chronicle, which also features nearly 300 photographs, maps, and illustrations.



"Fascinating. . . . With compelling words and images, Barnes chronicles the destruction seen and the lessons learned from the storms.--Raleigh News and Observer



"Packed with information. . . . An intense and emotional narrative.--Coastwatch



"A very readable account of a subject whose dramatic history continues to unfold.--North Carolina Historical Review



"This is arguably the best book ever produced about hurricanes--what they are, what they do, and how to avoid the brunt of them.--Southern Book Trade



"A solid reference book and a well-illustrated treasure trove for browsers.--Wilmington Star-News



Jay Barnes, author of Florida's Hurricane History, is director of the North Carolina Aquarium in Atlantic Beach. He lives in Pine Knoll Shores.

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Jay Barnes is director of the North Carolina Aquarium in Atlantic Beach. He lives in Pine Knoll Shores.

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