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Spatiotemporal Data Analysis

Gidon Eshel

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691128917
eISBN:
9781400840632
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691128917.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

A severe thunderstorm morphs into a tornado that cuts a swath of destruction through Oklahoma. How do we study the storm’s mutation into a deadly twister? Avian flu cases are reported in China. How ... More


Talking About Twisters: How Mothers and Children Converse About a Devastating Tornado

Patricia J. Bauer, Melissa M. Burch, Dana L. Van Abbema, and Jennifer K. Ackil

in Stress, Trauma, and Children's Memory Development: Neurobiological, cognitive, clinical and legal perspectives

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195308457
eISBN:
9780199867387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195308457.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter examines the widely-held assumption that highly stressful and traumatic events are differentially remembered relative to events that are more affectively neutral or positive. This ... More


Introduction: Doctrine of Discord

Peter J. Thuesen

in Predestination: The American Career of a Contentious Doctrine

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195174274
eISBN:
9780199872138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174274.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Church History

The Introduction opens with two vignettes about recent tornadoes that struck Indiana and Illinois. For some Christians, the doctrine predestination resembles the capricious wrath of a twister: God ... More


Hard Rubber and Hard Times:: (September 19, 1864–March 12, 1865)

David R. Bush

in I Fear I Shall Never Leave This Island: Life in a Civil War Prison

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037448
eISBN:
9780813042305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037448.003.0006
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter focuses on how the prisoners were able to create very fashionable pieces of hard rubber jewelry for their loved ones. Sources of hard rubber are discussed and the process for carving ... More


Oshun/Ochún, Oya/Oyá, and Oba/Oba

Mercedes Cros Sandoval

in Worldview, the Orichas, and Santería: Africa to Cuba and Beyond

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813030203
eISBN:
9780813039565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813030203.003.0017
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter discusses the three important fluvial goddesses in Yoruban religion: Oya, Oshun, and Oba. They are the wives of Shango, who was discussed in the previous chapter. These goddesses are ... More


Heat and Severe Weather

Alan H. Lockwood

in Heat Advisory: Protecting Health on a Warming Planet

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034876
eISBN:
9780262335737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034876.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

A hotter climate means there will be more heat waves and heat-related illnesses, such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke, the leading causes of weather-related death in the US. Without mitigation, ... More


The Grid Rebuilt

Stephen Doheny-Farina

in The Grid and the Village: Losing Electricity, Finding Community, Surviving Disaster

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300089776
eISBN:
9780300133820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300089776.003.0005
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter discusses the breakdown and rebuilding of the electric grid in Potsdam in January 1998. It discusses how, unlike the focused, piercing devastation of a tornado, hurricane, flood, or ... More


Immigrants in a Disaster Zone: Teaching, Learning, and Advocating Alabama’s New Civil Rights Movement

Michael Innis-Jiménez

in Civic Labors: Scholar Activism and Working-Class Studies

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040498
eISBN:
9780252098932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040498.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

In this chapter, the author reflects on how history could influence activism in Alabama in the aftermath of two disasters, “one natural and one manmade.” In the spring of 2011, tornadoes devastated ... More


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