Storms exist alongside and are indifferent to words and description and dissection.


The weather factor: how nature has changed  history New York: Arcade Publ.:  Distributed by Warner Trade Publ., 2001, c 2000 Erik Durschmied  History Miscellanea Hardcover.  First American edition and  printing. xii, 322 p.: maps; 25  cm. Dust Jacket. Includes  bibliographical references (p.  [308]-314) and index. Clean, tight  and strong binding with clean dust jacket. No highlighting, underlining or marginalia in text. VG/VG

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.

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