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PostPosted: Sun Nov 28, 04 9:42 am    Post subject: Naming Nature  Reply with quote    

Radio 4 Friday 11:00 Naming Nature
We know that in September Hurricane Ivan and Tropical Storm Jeanne caused devastation in the Caribbean. But how did they get their names? And why, buried beneath the Atlantic Ocean, is there a Peak Deep and a Frean Deep - not to mention a Sea Mount called Crumb?

Ian McMillan gets to grips with the protocol surrounding the naming of natural phenomena and discovers that, where he'd expected poetry, it's more frequently a case of scientific one-up-manship.

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