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

Vann, Barry. (Author).
  • Book Book
  • ISBN: 9781616146016 (cloth : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 161614601X (cloth : alk. paper)
  • Description: 342 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2012.

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).

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Gloucester Adult Nonfiction 304.2/Vann (Text to Phone) Available -
Wakefield Adult Nonfiction (2nd Floor) 304.2 Vann (Text to Phone) Available -

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Note: 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.
Subject: Human ecology.
Human geography.
Nature > Effect of human beings on.
Climatic changes.


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

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