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For Beginners® is a documentary, graphic, nonfiction book series. With subjects ranging from philosophy to politics, art, and beyond, the For Beginners® series covers a range of familiar concepts in a humorous comic-book style, and takes a readily comprehensible approach that’s respectful of the intelligence of its audience.
This winter has brought us many storms and a polar vortex. With another storm hitting the East Coast last night, we noticed something awesome: All of the winter storms have been named after Greek Mythology characters.
The Weather Channel released their 2013-2014 storm names. With the help of a Latin class at Bozeman High School in Bozeman, Montana, they came up with this list:
"’The naming program last year was a huge success, with well over a billion impressions on Twitter and regular use by numerous schools, agencies and media outlets,’ said Bryan Norcross, senior hurricane specialist at The Weather Channel and compiler of the list. ‘It’s simply easier to communicate about a complex storm if it has a name, which our naming program last year demonstrated. And good communications benefits everyone.’"
With the recent release of Greek Mythology For Beginners, we thought our readers may find this as interesting as we have. The book deconstructs some of Greek Mythology’s best stories with many humorous illustrations. If you’re interested in learning the origin of these names, you should pick up a copy today!