By Laura Lee
An awesome, enlightening, and without end interesting examine how climate has formed our world.
Throughout heritage, nice leaders have fallen, the results of strong battles were made up our minds, and the tides of earth-shattering occasions were became via a strong, inscrutable strength of nature: the elements. In Blame It at the Rain, writer Laura Lee explores the superb and occasionally extraordinary ways that climate has prompted our historical past and helped to lead to sweeping cultural switch. She additionally delights us with a plethora of attention-grabbing weather-related evidence (Did you recognize that extra Britons die of sunburn each year than Australians?), whereas delivering readers a hilarious assessment of humankind's many absurd makes an attempt to manage the elements.
If a weather-produced blight hadn't seriously broken French vineyards, there may possibly by no means were a California wine undefined. . . .
What climate phenomenon was once chargeable for the sound of the Stradivarius?
If there have been a overdue autumn in Russia, Hitler can have gained international battle II. . . .
Did climate play an element in Truman's victory over Dewey?
Eye-opening, edifying, and completely unforeseen, Blame It at the Rain is an engaging appreciation of the destiny-altering vagaries of mom nature—and it truly is much more enjoyable than observing the elements Channel!
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