Americans and Their Weather

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Americans and Their Weather
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Bog, paperback
Udgivelsesdato:
08-01-2015
Sprog:
Engelsk
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This revealing book synthesizes research from many fields to offer the first complete history of the roles played by weather and climate in American life from colonial times to the present. Author William B. Meyer characterizes weather events as neutral phenomena that are inherently neither hazards nor resources, but can become either depending on the activities with which they interact. Meyer documents the ways in which different kinds of weather throughout historyhave represented hazards and resources not only for such exposed outdoor pursuits as agriculture, warfare, transportation, construction, and recreation, but for other realms of life ranging from manufacturing to migration to human health. He points out that while the weather and climate by themselveshave never determined the course of human events, their significance as been continuously altered for better and for worse by the evolution of American life.

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Udgivelsesdato:
08-01-2015
ISBN13:
9780190212810
Vægt:
454 g
Dybde:
19 mm
Bredde:
157 mm
Højde:
233 mm
Format:
Paperback
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    This book traces the major exchanges that have occurred since colonial times in the role of weather in life and livelihood in the U.S. The intent is to relate how shifts in ordinary human activities have been influenced and altered the significance of climate patterns - patterns that have been far more stable than the society experiencing them - development of weather science where appropriate. 12 b/w illus

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