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The Perfect Storm

The main conflict is defeating the storm--actually a convergence of three storms onto one geographic location. Yikes! Other conflicts include the shrimpers' need to make more money by taking one...

Latest answer posted November 15, 2007, 5:29 am (UTC)

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The Perfect Storm

The information you are looking for is in the chapter titled "The Zero-Moment Point." The entire chapter deals with the subject of drowning, so there is not enough space here to...

Latest answer posted June 13, 2008, 1:07 am (UTC)

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The Perfect Storm

The Perfect Storm is a terrific book that was made into a great movie. It is an accurate portrayal of the men, women, families, and communities that comprise the fishing industry. It is...

Latest answer posted May 9, 2019, 12:08 pm (UTC)

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The Perfect Storm

In Sebastian Junger's "The Perfect Storm," the actual non-fiction account is much more gripping than a fictional tale. However, it is important to remember that there is still a great deal of...

Latest answer posted October 9, 2011, 10:18 am (UTC)

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The Perfect Storm

The way this phrase has taken hold is truly remarkable. But it so perfectly describes so many different circumstances, well beyond the literal storm in the book, and its use as a kind of metaphor...

Latest answer posted December 18, 2015, 12:23 am (UTC)

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The Perfect Storm

Italics are used in a couple of different ways in this book. First, italics are used when writing the name of a ship. For example, the author writes Andrea Gail in italics to alert readers that he...

Latest answer posted June 25, 2018, 3:07 pm (UTC)

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The Perfect Storm

The most obvious parallel is that both stories deal with a shipwreck, but I imagine you are looking for something a bit deeper than that. Junger tells a story of what happened to the ship the...

Latest answer posted June 12, 2007, 9:11 pm (UTC)

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