Late October 2012, the hurricane Sandy, a tropical cyclone, visited portions of the Caribbean, Mid-Atlantic, and Northeastern U.S., with some impacts in the Southeastern, Midwestern states and Eastern Canada. Classified as the 18th named storm and tenth hurricane of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season, Sandy at its peak intensity was Category 2 storm. While it was a Category 1 storm of the coast of the Northeastern U.S., it became the largest Atlantic hurricane on record (diameter with winds spanned 1,100 miles). The second-costliest Atlantic hurricane behind only Hurricane Katrina, preliminary estimates of losses due to damage and business interruption $65.6 billion. In seven countries, at least 253 people were killed.
There are a range of eschatological beliefs according to which cataclysmic or transformative events will occur on 21 December 2012. This date is regarded as the end-date of a 5,125-year-long cycle in the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar. Numerological formulae and various astronomical alignments have been proposed as pertaining to this date. However, none have been accepted by mainstream scholarship.
A New Age interpretation of this transition is that 2012 may mark the beginning of a new era and that this date marks the start of time in which Earth and its inhabitants may undergo a positive spiritual or physical transformation.
A book "New York City: After Sandy & Before the End of the World" offers a stunning collection of 110 Nadia Russ' color photographs of the New York City/ Manhattan made a few days after hurricane Sandy and ... before the end of the world. It also includes text describing images. There is also available the black & white edition.
- Publisher: NeoPopRealism PRESS (November 25-26, 2012)
- 112 pages
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-0615734637 (black/white edition)
- ISBN: 978-0615733937 (color edition)
- This book serves as a reference source or an amazing gift and is available at Amazon, click the following links: Black & White edition & Color edittion
- (reposted from www.neopoprealism.net)