Slavery’s Exiles: The Story of the American Maroons by Sylviane Diouf (review)

Slavery’s Exiles: The Story of the American Maroons by Sylviane Diouf (review) by hurricanes can be horrifying. The last chapter compares the most influential hurricanes, Fran, Floyd, Isabel, Irene, and Sandy, regarding wind speed or orientation, size, strength, category, and degree of destruction. The conclusion, however, is that no two hurricanes are exactly the same. Taking all the criteria into account, the challenges for forecasters, local officers, and local residents all differ from one hurricane to another. For instance, Floyd was weakened when it edged northward to only a category of 2 but turned out to be the greatest disaster in North Carolina's history; and Sandy passed North Carolina as a category 1 but brought epic disaster to populated New York City and the surrounding areas. From the lessons of past hurricanes, we are told that there is so much uncertainty and variability associated with hurricane occurrence. North Carolina's Hurricane History is a great reference book that offers a variety of valuable resources related to hurricanes, which makes it a worthwhile book for researchers and college students. The abundant stories and photographs enrich the content of the book and make it an interesting book for North Carolina residents. As a documentation of hurricanes, there is no distinct shortcoming because it http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Southeastern Geographer University of North Carolina Press

Slavery’s Exiles: The Story of the American Maroons by Sylviane Diouf (review)

Southeastern Geographer, Volume 55 (3) – Oct 25, 2015

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by hurricanes can be horrifying. The last chapter compares the most influential hurricanes, Fran, Floyd, Isabel, Irene, and Sandy, regarding wind speed or orientation, size, strength, category, and degree of destruction. The conclusion, however, is that no two hurricanes are exactly the same. Taking all the criteria into account, the challenges for forecasters, local officers, and local residents all differ from one hurricane to another. For instance, Floyd was weakened when it edged northward to only a category of 2 but turned out to be the greatest disaster in North Carolina's history; and Sandy passed North Carolina as a category 1 but brought epic disaster to populated New York City and the surrounding areas. From the lessons of past hurricanes, we are told that there is so much uncertainty and variability associated with hurricane occurrence. North Carolina's Hurricane History is a great reference book that offers a variety of valuable resources related to hurricanes, which makes it a worthwhile book for researchers and college students. The abundant stories and photographs enrich the content of the book and make it an interesting book for North Carolina residents. As a documentation of hurricanes, there is no distinct shortcoming because it

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