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The Resource Americans and their weather, William B. Meyer

Americans and their weather, William B. Meyer

Label
Americans and their weather
Title
Americans and their weather
Statement of responsibility
William B. Meyer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Member of
Cataloging source
MERUC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Meyer, William B
Dewey number
304.2/5/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC983
LC item number
.M455 2000eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Climatology
  • Weather
  • Nature
  • Climatic changes
  • United States
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Climatic changes
  • Climatology
  • Nature
  • Weather
  • United States
  • Klimaat
  • Klimaatveranderingen
  • Weer
  • Sociale aspecten
Label
Americans and their weather, William B. Meyer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- ONE: Climate, Cultures, and Founding Myths -- TWO: Antebellum America -- THREE: Postbellum America -- FOUR: Modernizing America -- FIVE: Since 1945: New Amenities, New Hazards -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Z
Control code
560171441
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 278 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780195131826
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)560171441
Label
Americans and their weather, William B. Meyer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- ONE: Climate, Cultures, and Founding Myths -- TWO: Antebellum America -- THREE: Postbellum America -- FOUR: Modernizing America -- FIVE: Since 1945: New Amenities, New Hazards -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Z
Control code
560171441
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 278 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780195131826
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)560171441

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