(Download) Tempest by Liz Skilton AUTHOR Liz Skilton
Erson and then introduce it again and as if for the first time I truly had to wonder if she ever read it from cover to cover after writing it or if her editor bothered either It was ust so agged and wonky with repetition Was Urces government reports scientific data and ephemera she reveals how language and images portray hurricanes as gendered objects masculinenamed storms are generally characterized as stronger and serious while femininenamed storms are described as unladylike and in need of taming Further Skilton shows how the hypersexualized rhetoric surrounding Katrina and Sandy and the effeminate depictions of Georges represent evolving methods to define and explain extreme weather eventsAs she chronicles the evolution of gendered storm naming in the United States Skilton delves into many other aspects of hurricane history She describes "attempts at scientific control of storms through hurricane seeding during the Cold War "at scientific control of storms through hurricane seeding during the Cold War race of the s and relates how Roxcy Bolton a member of.
Read & Download Tempest by Liz SkiltonSupposed to read it out of order on my random whim like a podcast episode It s like she didn t trust that I might have started at the beginning or didn t have confidence that I would bother sticking to it If so in the end she was right. The National Organization for Women led the crusade against
hurricanes from home in Miami near the National Hurricane Center in the s Skilton also discusses the skyrocketing interest in extreme weather events that accompanied the introduction of hour news coverage of storms as well as the impact of social media networks on Americans' tracking and understanding of hurricanes and other disastersThe debate over hurricane naming continues as Skilton demonstrates and many Americans uestion the merit and purpose of the gendered naming system What is clear is that hurricane names matter and that they fundamentally shape our impressions of storms for good "AND BADJAMES RODGER FLEMING AUTHOR OF FIXING THE SKY "badJames Rodger Fleming author of Fixing the Sky Checkered History of Weather and Climate Contr.feminizing hurricanes from