The Weather Factor

How Nature Has Changed History

Erik Durschmied,

The Weather Factor: How Nature Has Changed History
 

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The author of The Hinge Factor delivers a page-turning series of historical re-creations revealing how atmospheric conditions have influenced humankind.

From the doomed campaigns of the Roman legions and Napoleon to the fate of US forces in the South Pacific and Vietnam, torrential rain, brutal winters, monster typhoons, and killer hurricanes have had far-reaching—and often terrifying—consequences. As Erik Durschmied vividly describes in heart-stopping vignettes, the elements have influenced human history even more than the spear, bullet, or atomic bomb. Drawing upon extensive research, as well as the author’s own experiences in Vietnam, The Weather Factor gives a fascinating account of the inevitable collision between weather fronts and human conflict.

Praise for the works of Erik Durschmied

“Durschmied is a supremely gifted reporter who has transformed the media he works in.” —Newsweek

“The breadth of the author’s knowledge is apparent . . . Durschmied has the craft down.” —Seattle Times-Post Intelligencer

“Gripping, riveting, fascinating. Even when you’re sure you know what happened and whodunit, Erik Durschmied provides another twist, another insight, another sardonic aside that keeps those pages turning into the small hours.” —Scotland, UK
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