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Erik Larson
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What impact did the prevailing thoughts of the Turn of the Century have on the weather forecasters? If these men had not been so certain of their technology and invincible research, measurements and equipment, could there have been a different outcome for the Galveston inhabitants? How did the hubris of the age contribute to the number of deaths in the Galveston hurricane? Name two people whose hubris lost lives during the Galveston hurricane.

Name some "freakish" weather behavior that Isaac witnessed. How did this unusual weather behavior influence him?

Many people in Galveston were wholly ignorant before the hurricane. Name some ways the people in Galveston were ignorant and how they could have been saved if they were educated in various ways, including the strength of their homes, what a hurricane is, the dangers of flooding, etc.

How do different people react during the...

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