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The Weather Factor
Erik Durschmied

Classification : Military History
Pub Date : Jan 01, 2007
Imprint : Coronet
Page Extent : 324
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780340768068
Price : 499

About the book
Despite major improvements in collecting information and forecasting the weather, the 'factor of the unpredictable' is as real today, as it was in days when Noah was forced to set sail on the ark. Floods have drowned millions, droughts and famines have wiped out entire populations, frost has brought a sudden halt to invincible armies, and storms have sunk unsinkable armadas. When man comes to face nature's elements, it is not so much human incompetence as the uncertainty of the weather that leads on to disaster
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His vivid descriptions of battles explain all.
This entertaining book considers the errors and incidents that have shaped the world as we know it rather than as we planned it might be.
His tales of mayhem and confusion can be gripping, informative and genuinely idea-provoking. He reveals again and again, the casual impact of happenstance.
Durschmeid brings an eye for the telling detail.
     
Erik Durschmied
Erik Durschmied was born in Vienna in 1930. After the Second World War he emigrated to Canada. A television war correspondent for the BBC and CBS, Durschmied covered every major crisis including Vie...(+)
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