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Braving the Elements: The Stormy History of American Weather

ISBN 10: 038546956X / 0-385-46956-X
ISBN 13: 9780385469562
Publisher: Anchor Books
Publication Date: 1997
Binding: Softcover
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"An animated and absolutely fascinating history of our weather and our interpretations of it" ("Booklist"), "Braving the Elements" is filled with unforgettable stories of hurricanes, blizzards, droughts, and other extremes of weather which have taken place in America over the centuries. of photos.


 

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Book Description: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc, United States, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 216 x 140 mm. Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Nowhere in the world is weather as volatile and powerful as it is in NorthAmerica. Scorching heat in the Southwest, hurricanes on the Atlantic coast, tornadoes in the Plains, blizzards in the mountains: Every area of the countryhas vastly different weather, and vastly different cultures as a result.Braving the Elements is David Laskin s delightful and fascinating history f howour unique weather has shaped a nation, and how we ve tried to cope with itover centuries.Since before Columbus, the peoples of America have struggled to make sense ofthe capricious and violent nature of America s weather. Anasazi Indians usedthe rain dance (and sometimes human sacrifice) to induce rain, while thePuritans in New England blamed the sins of the community for lightening strikesand Nor easters. IN modern times we carry on those traditions by blaming theweatherman for ruined weekends. Despite hi-tech satellites and powerfulcomputers and 24-hour-a-day forecasting from The Weather Channel, we re stillat the mercy of the whims of Mother Nature.Laskin recounts the many dramatic moments in American weather history, from the Little Ice Age to Ben Franklin s invention of the lightning rod to the GreatBlizzard of the 1930 s to the worries about global warming. Packed with freshinsights and wonderful lore and trivia, Braving the Elements is unique andessential reading for anyone who s ever asked, What s it like outside?. Bookseller Inventory # APC9780385469562

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