Americans and Their Weather (BOK)

WilliamB Meyer

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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 history have 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 themselves have never determined the course of human events, their significance as been continuously altered for better and for worse by the evolution of American life.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2014 Forfatter WilliamB Meyer
Forlag
OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS ACADEM
ISBN 9780190212810
Antall sider 312 Dimensjoner 15,6cm x 23,4cm x 2,4cm
Vekt 491 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd