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New at the Library! North Carolina's Hurricane History

North Carolina's Hurricane History, Fourth Edition, Updated with a Decade of New Storms from Isabel to Sandy

By Jay Barnes

This new edition charts the more than fifty great storms that have battered the Tar Heel State from the colonial era through Irene in 2011 and Superstorm Sandy in 2012, two of the costliest hurricanes on record. Drawing on news reports, National Weather Service records, and eyewitness descriptions, hurricane historian Jay Barnes emphasizes the importance of learning from this extraordinary history as North Carolina prepares for the inevitable disastrous storms to come. Featuring more than 200 photographs, maps, and illustrations, this book offers amazing stories of destruction and survival. While some are humorous and some tragic, all offer a unique perspective on the state's unending vulnerability to these storms. (UNC Press)

Science Thursdays at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences!

Just across the street from the Legislative Building…
the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences and the new wing, the Nature Research Center, are now open until 9pm every Thursday for SCIENCE THURSDAYS and include presentations from scientists, beginner science classes, special programming, live music and much more!

Click here to find out more.


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