Weathering the Storm: Further Exploration
Mentioned on the Show:
- See images of the Coney Island Cosmorama of the Great Dreamland Fire
- Read War and the Weather by Edward Powers
- Learn about the history of San Diego’s rainfall and population growth over time
- A Funny or Die video on weather
- Artwork focused on extreme weather
- An 1880 patent for the “Method of Precipitating Rainfall”
- 10 villains who used weather as a weapon
- Matt Novak on weather control during the Cold War
Batten, Frank with Jeffrey Cruikshank. The Weather Channel: The Improbable Rise of a Media Phenomenon. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Business School Press, 2002.
Cox, John. Storm Watchers: The Turbulent History of Weather Prediction from Franklin’s Kite to El Nino. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2002.
England, Gary A. Weathering the Storm: Tornadoes, Television and Turmoil. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1996.
Fine, Gary Alan. Authors of the Storm: Meteorologists and the Culture of Prediction. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007.
Fleming, James Rodger. Meteorology in America, 1800-1870. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1990.
Mergen, Bernard. Weather Matters: An American Cultural History Since 1900. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2008.
Petterssen, Sverre. Weathering the Storm: Sverre Petterssen, the D-Day Forecast, and the Rise of Modern Meteorology. Edited by James Rodger Fleming. Boston: American Meteorological Society, 2001.
Platt, Rutherford. Disasters and Democracy: The Politics of Extreme Natural Events. Washington, DC: Island Press, 1999.