Isaac S Storm: The Drowning of Galveston Short Essay - Answer Key

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1. How does the author introduce Isaac Cline in Introduction: The Beach? What led to Cline's training at the US Signal Corps?

Isaac Cline was a college student when his dean recommended him to the Chief of the US Signal Corps, later known as the US Weather Bureau, who had asked the nation's top universities for recruits to fill important positions with his revamped Bureau. Isaac's name was submitted and since he'd always had a fascination with weather, he could not refuse the offer.

2. Where was Isaac Cline sent to work in 1891? How was his work there perceived by his superiors? How did Isaac perceive his work?

Isaac had been assigned in 1891 to open the Texas Section of the new US Weather Bureau. He was lauded by the government for his service for making his station one of the best in the country. Isaac saw himself more than a weatherman, he was a scientist. He did his homework and studied the works of celebrated meteorologists and geographers.

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