- Tapa blanda: 32 páginas
- Editor: Nabu Press (25 de mayo de 2010)
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 1149644133
- ISBN-13: 978-1149644133
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A Full Description of the Great Tornado in Chester County, Pa (Inglés) Tapa blanda – 25 may 2010
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This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.
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This is an account of a tornado which hit over 100 years ago in Pennsylvania, an area of the country not known for this sort of storm. The accounts of property damage, the neighbors helping neighbors, the difference if life styles and attitudes of that time are quite interesting...so much has changed but on a ‘human level’ so much is the same.
The account is well written and the author, while not a scientist or weather specialist, has captured a environmental phenomena which little was know at the time and has much more insight that you would imagine.
I most certainly cannot recommend this one for just about anyone and would suspect that weather enthusiasts and readers (like me) that are interested in old first hand accounts will enjoy this more than others.
The damage to the school is described by the author, and there was only one death, Mary Hopkins, a mother, who “rushed up stairs to close the windows . . ."
There seems that there was a little understanding of how tornados develop, too, and it's opined in the book.
Overall, this is a very interesting short book that provides good nineteenth century firsthand accounts.
While there are some interesting insights into the then present understanding of the science of storms, plus there's some interesting talk about village life and how the Friends helped run-away slaves, for the most part this work systematically lists the damage of this huge storm and gives estimates for how much the losses came in dollars.
The author was apparently a teacher at a small school in Pennsylvania. His writing is clear, although I must say that there parts I had to 'investigate' to understand, merely because of the time difference. I didn't immediately know, for example, what he was referring to when he talked about the Penn'a. (apparently a train line in Pennsylvania)
But weather buffs and fans of science will find some interesting things in here. And some students of history will too.
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Back in those day, people had no idea any severe weather was approaching until the whirling cloud (wall cloud, funnel) announced that a tornado was coming.
People knew that they literally had to keep they eye on the sky and watch for changes in the clouds.
What I like most about this book is the accounts taught me how to look at clouds, listen for sounds more! Of course I will always watch radar on the Internet, watch the weather on TV, however, I will be watching the clouds more closely thanks to this very special book!