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Tempest : hurricane naming and American culture / Liz Skilton.

Author/Creator:
Skilton, Liz, 1985- author.
Publication:
Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, [2019]
Format/Description:
Book
xi, 306 pages ; 24 cm.
Series:
Natural world of the Gulf South
The natural world of the Gulf South
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Subjects:
United States.
Hurricanes -- Social aspects -- United States.
Hurricanes -- United States -- History.
Popular culture -- United States.
Hurricanes.
Hurricanes -- Social aspects.
Popular culture.
Form/Genre:
History.
Summary:
In 'Tempest', Liz Skilton considers the history of hurricane naming, why we name storms, and what effect these names have on society. The study chronologically traces the development of the naming system from its pre-WWII origins, as connected with other naming and identification systems of the natural world, through the present. Taking a Gulf South perspective, the study focuses on key storms that have shaped not only naming history but also understanding of hurricanes in American culture.
Contents:
Introduction
Maria and the birth of modern meteorology
Camille and cold war sexual politics
Roxcy and the feminist resistance
Andrew and the business of storms
Katrina and hurricane 2.0
Tempest : assessing current conditions.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Anne and Joseph Trachtman Memorial Book Fund.
Contributor:
Anne and Joseph Trachtman Memorial Book Fund.
ISBN:
9780807171172
0807171174
9780807171455
9780807171462
OCLC:
1056466291
Publisher Number:
99981091463