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The forces of nature : our quest to conquer the planet / Barry A. Vann.

Vann, Barry. (Author).
Book Book (2012.)
Description: 342 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Publisher: Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2012.
1 of 1 copy available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
0 current holds with 1 total copy.
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  • ISBN: 9781616146016 (cloth : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 161614601X (cloth : alk. paper)
Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: The power of environmental perceptions -- Living on the edge of the world -- Settling the ancient ecumene -- Geotheology from the cradle of civilization -- Geokolasis : the cases of Donora, Lake Erie, and the Dust Bowl -- Erosion and dispossession in the Cumberland Gap area, 1933-1939 -- Life and death in Hurricane Alley -- Life and death in America's tornado alleys -- Life and death in quake zones -- Challenges of climate change -- The East's human tsunami -- The Americas in 2060 -- Appendix: Cumberland Gap survey.
Summary: Describes the precarious balance between humans and their environments, explaining how mankind's transformation of land and population shifts affect and are affected by climate change.


Vann, Barry. "The forces of nature : our quest to conquer the planet." Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2012.

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