Authors of the Storm : Meteorologists and the Culture of Prediction (Paperback)

Author: Fine, Gary Alan

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In Authors of the Storm, Gary Alan Fine offers an inside look at how meteorologists and forecasters predict the weather. Based on field observation and interviews, Fine finds a supremely hard-working in sular clique of professionals who often refer to themselves as a "band of brothers." In Fine's skilled hands, we learn their lingo, how they "read" weather conditions, how forecasts are written, and, of course, how those messages are conveyed to the public. Weather forecasts, he shows, are often shaped as much by social and cultural factors inside local offices as they are by approaching cumulus clouds.

"In this fascinating and timely book, Fine introduces the reader to the intriguing world of weather prediction....Fine engages his reader by skillfully describing the human side of weather forcasters who must contend with having to produce timely, accurate forecasts under the stress of meeting a complexity of organizational demands. ...A highly recommended book for both scholars and everyone who has an interest in the weather."

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Publisher Univ of Chicago Pr
Mfg Part# 9780226249537
SKU 212702116
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0226249530
Release Date 6/1/2010
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Number of Pages 0294
Publisher University of Chicago Press
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