The Weather Factor
How Nature Has Changed History
ISBN10: 1611454395 ISBN13: 9781611454390 Publisher: Arcade Pub Published: Jun 1 2012 Pages: 322 Weight: 0.80lbs. Height: 9.00" Width: 6.25" Depth: 1.00" Language: English
From the author of The Hinge Factor comes a thrilling, page-turning series of dramatic historical re-creations revealing how the fate of humankind has often been decided by the uncontrollable, unpredictable power of weather. From the doomed campaigns of the Roman legions and Napoleon to the fate of US forces in the South Pacific and Vietnam, torrential rain, brutal winters, monster typhoons, and killer hurricanes have had far-reaching--and often terrifying--consequences.
As Erik Durschmied vividly describes in heart-stopping vignettes, the elements have influenced human history even more than the spear, bullet, or atomic bomb. Drawing upon extensive research, as well as the author's own experiences in Vietnam, The Weather Factor gives a fascinating account of the inevitable collision between weather fronts and human conflict.