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Blame It on the Rain How the Weather Has Changed History

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ISBN-10: 0060839821

ISBN-13: 9780060839826

Edition: 2006

Authors: Laura Lee

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An amazing, enlightening, and endlessly entertaining look at how weather has shaped our world. Throughout history, great leaders have fallen, the outcomes of mighty battles have been determined, and the tides of earth-shattering events have been turned by a powerful, inscrutable force of nature: the weather. In Blame It on the Rain, author Laura Lee explores the amazing and sometimes bizarre ways in which weather has influenced our history and helped to bring about sweeping cultural change. She also delights us with a plethora of fascinating weather-related facts (Did you know that more Britons die of sunburn every year than Australians?), while offering readers a hilarious overview of…    
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Book details

List price: $13.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 8/15/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Laura Lee has written several books, including Bad Predictions and The Name's Familiar. She lives in upstate New York where the bugs constantly annoy her.

Introduction
Humans on the Brink of Extinction
Noah's Flood
The Population of Australia
Sea Breezes Save Western Culture
Tempestas Cooritur: The Battle of Teutoburg Forest
Why the Sun Never Sets on the British Isles
The First Kamikaze
Loss of the True Cross
Greenland's Vikings: Victims of Climate Change and Cultural Stubbornness
The Treaty That Fell from the Sky
My Pope's Better Than Your Pope: Lightning and the Great Schism
The Mud That Made England
The Fog of War
Lost Siberians
Which Witch Did This?
A Protestant Wind Destroys the Spanish Armada
Thanks to the Wind the Lost Colony Remains America's Greatest Mystery
Gee, It's Cold in Russia, Part I: Charles XII Invades Russia
The Secret of the Stradivarius
Another Protestant Wind Blows a New King to England's Throne
Ben Franklin and That Kite
Through Many Dangers, Toils, and Snares
Washington and the Weather
Hail to the French Revolution
Rain Ruins Robespierre
The United Irishmen, the French, and the Rain
A Slave Revolt Washed Away
Gee, It's Cold in Russia, Part II: Napoleon Invades Russia
Does That Star-Spangled Banner Yet Wave?
Tecumseh Is Lost in the Fog
The Water of Waterloo
Gee, It's Cold in Russia, Part III: A Senseless War Extended by the Weather
The Guy with the Sideburns Gets Stuck in the Mud
The Storm That Saved Civil War Prisoners
What Is That Guy in "The Scream" Afraid of?
A Gust of Wind and Aviation Obscurity
El Nino and Dashed Polar Dreams
Cold Shaving and Jacob Schick
The Failure of Forecasting and the Death of Lord Kitchener
Rain Clouds Put an End to the Age of the Airship
Gee, It's Cold in Finland: The Winter War
Gee, It's Cold in Russia, Part IV: Hitler Invades Russia
D-Day
Blooming with Atoms: A New Cloud Formation, the Mushroom
Sunshine over Hiroshima
Misreading the Monsoons
Dewey Defeats Truman
Canadian Chill Saves a National Park from Nuclear Contamination
Heat and the Powder Keg
Making Monsoons
Lucy and Her Friends
Operation Thwarted by Desert Storm
Meteorology and Rocketry
Blood Rain and World War III
Nature Does Not Carry a Passport
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