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Americans and Their Weather

William B. Meyer


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, constr ... More

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Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780195131826
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780195131826.001.0001


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William B. Meyer, author

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