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Authors of the Storm: Meteorologists and the Culture of Prediction

Gary Fine

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226249520
eISBN:
9780226249544
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226249544.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

Whether it is used as an icebreaker in conversation or as the subject of serious inquiry, “the weather” is one of the few subjects that everyone talks about. And though we recognize the faces that ... More


Conclusion: The Primal Whirlwind

Peter J. Thuesen

in Tornado God: American Religion and Violent Weather

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190680282
eISBN:
9780190680312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190680282.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The Conclusion draws on the author’s interview with leading meteorologist Howard Bluestein to explore the state of contemporary tornado science, which helped inspire modern chaos theory. Just as the ... More


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