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The Story of Camille - Lessons Unlearned from America's Most Violent Hurricane

Ernest Zebrowski (author) Judith A. Howard (author)

ISBN: 9780472115259

Publication Date: Nov 2005

Format: Hardback

Also available as: Paperback  

Late in the day of August 17, 1969, Hurricane Camille slammed into the Mississippi coast near Biloxi with a force of near-biblical proportions. This is the story of Camille, the violent hurricane, and of the lessons that remain to be learned about human failing in the face of nature's fury.
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Late in the day of August 17, 1969, Hurricane Camille slammed into the Mississippi coast near Biloxi with a force of near-biblical proportions. In just a few hours, Camille, accompanied by 170 miles per hour winds and 28-foot storm surge, literally scraped civilization clean off the coast of Louisiana and Mississippi, obliterating decades of human activity. In the storm's wake lay not only epic devastation but a humbled nation clearly unprepared for such a disaster. While the historic catastrophe of Camille sounded a wake-up call to the unimaginable complexities of disaster management, many of the lessons that should have been learned from Camille were lost in the rubble of her equally destructive offspring, Katrina. This is the story of Camille, the most violent hurricane ever to strike the U.S., and of the lessons that remain to be learned about human failing in the face of nature's fury.
Illustrations 24 photographs, 2 maps
Pages 344
Date Published 30 Nov 2005
Publisher University of Michigan Press
Subject/s History: specific events & topics   Meteorology & climatology   Social impact of disasters  
Ernest Zebrowski is founder of the doctoral program in science and math education at Southern University, a historically black university in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Professor of Physics at Pennsylvania State University's Pennsylvania College of Technology. His previous books include Perils of a Restless Planet: Scientific Perspectives on Natural Disasters. Judith Howard earned her Ph.D. in clinical social work from UCLA, and writes a regular political column for the Ruston, Louisiana, Morning Paper.

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