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The result is a landmark work that will be of interest to readers across the Social Sciences and Humanities as well as Geography and Environmental Studies.

Hurricane Katrina and the Origins of Community
Hurricane katrina and the origins of community
Introduction: Ground below Zero

By way of the curvature of its surface and the tilt of its axis, the earth receives the energy of the sun unevenly. The dissipation of heat away from the tropics to the temperate latitudes is a major determinant of the planet's weather systems, and this flow too is far from even, whipping up winds and storms along the way. At any moment, around a thousand thunderstorms are raging through the tropics, meteorologists tell us, and some of these develop into fully fledged cyclones or hurricanes (Calder, 1997: 112).

In late August, in the midst of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season, a tropical storm which formed over the south-eastern Bahamas ...

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