The Weather Factor

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The Weather Factor

David M. Ludlum
Copyright: 1984
ISBN: 9780933876989
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Pages: 275
Language: English
Publisher: American Meteorlogical Society
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From the colonists' first encounter with the American climate to the launch of the first weather satellite in space, weather has influenced battles, wars, elections, sports events, balloon launches, airship flights, and many other history-making events. Want to know what part the weather played in ending the Siege in Yorktown? Why President Harrison caught his fatal cold on Inauguration Day?From the colonists' first encounter with the American climate to the launch of the first weather satellite in space, weather has influenced battles, wars, elections, sports events, balloon launches, airship flights, and many other history-making events. Want to know what part the weather played in ending the Siege in Yorktown? Why President Harrison caught his fatal cold on Inauguration Day? Which was the worst-ever Saturday for football all across the country? David Ludlum, America's acknowledged dean of weather history, answers these questions and describes many more historical weather events and their consequences.

Chapter 1.The Colonial Period

Chapter 2.The Field of Battle

Chapter 3.Presidential Weather

Chapter 4.The World of Sport

Chapter 5.The Realm of Flight

David M. Ludlum