Americans and Their Weather: Updated Edition by William B. Meyer

By William B. Meyer

This revealing booklet synthesizes learn from many fields to supply the 1st whole historical past of the jobs performed via climate and weather in American existence from colonial occasions to the current. writer William B. Meyer characterizes climate occasions as impartial phenomena which are inherently neither dangers nor assets, yet can develop into both reckoning on the actions with which they have interaction. Meyer records the ways that other forms of climate all through heritage have represented dangers and assets not just for such uncovered outdoors goals as agriculture, battle, transportation, building, and game, yet for different nation-states of lifestyles starting from production to migration to human future health. He issues out that whereas the elements and weather by means of themselves have by no means decided the process human occasions, their value as been regularly altered for larger and for worse by way of the evolution of yank life.

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