Due to the Weather: Ways the Elements Affect Our Lives

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INDEX
Advection fog, 39
Africa, drought and famine in, 18, 19
Agriculture: and hailstorms, 46-47, 48; and migration, 182-83; in monsoon regions, 81; weather's role in, 143, 144
Air transportation, dire weather and, 206-7
American Indians: prehistoric, migration of, 173; sun dances of, 109
Arctic regions, winter travel in, 205-6
Arizona, dust storms in, 27
Art, weather elements in, 110, 197-99
Asthma, 166-67
Atomic test fallout, 135
Avalanches: causes and theories of, 5- 6; deaths caused by, 3-5, 7; precautions against, 6-7; sites of, 3; and tourism, 7
Barometric pressure, 133
Baseball, climate and, 193-94
Black ice, 203-4
Blizzards, 100-102
Business sector, weather's impact on, 21-22, 143-45
Cave dwellings, 190
Celebrations and ceremonies: rain- related, 81-82, 161; seasonal, 159-62; sun-related, 109
Civil War, weather factors in, 176
Climate: and early civilizations, 173; and migration, 182; and shelter, 187- 90
Climate change theory, 119
Clothing, weather's impact on, 149-50
Clouds, 11-15; cover, marine influences on, 13; moods and activities affected by, 12; and real estate, 13- 14; seeding, 20; types of, 11; weather forecasting and, 12-13
Cold fronts, 116, 125
Cold temperatures: and caloric needs, 115; causes of, 113; cliches of, 113; dangers of, 115-16
Construction industry, 144
Crime: and forensic meteorology, 155- 56; victimization, seasonality of, 153- 55
Customs, weather and climatic foundations of, 47, 159-62. See also Celebrations and ceremonies
Cyclones. See Hurricanes/typhoons
Dengue fever, 169
Desert, shelter in, 188
Dew point, 39
Dickens, Charles, 42
Disaster preparedness and prevention, 34
Disaster relief, 59, 62, 88
Disease, and geographic environment, 168-69. See also Health

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Introduction ix
  • Part I - Different Kinds of Weather Elements 1
  • 1 - Avalanches 3
  • 2 - Clouds 11
  • 3 - Droughts 17
  • 4 - Dust Storms 25
  • 5 - Floods 31
  • 6 - Fog 39
  • 7 - Hail 45
  • 8 - Humidity 51
  • 9 - Hurricanes/Typhoons 57
  • 10 - Ice 65
  • 11 - Lightning/Thunder 73
  • 12 - Monsoons 79
  • 13 - Mudslides 85
  • 14 - Rainfall 93
  • 15 - Snow 99
  • 16 - Sunshine 107
  • 17 - Temperatures (Cold) 113
  • 18 - Temperatures (Hot) 119
  • 19 - Tornadoes 125
  • 20 - Winds 133
  • Part II - How Weather Affects Us 141
  • 21 - Business 143
  • 22 - Clothing 149
  • 23 - Crime 153
  • 24 - Costums 159
  • 25 - Health 165
  • 26 - History 173
  • 27 - Migration 181
  • 28 - Shelter 187
  • 29 - Sports and Recreation 193
  • 30 - Transportation 203
  • Appendix - Directory of Web Site Contacts 211
  • Index 217
  • About the Author 221
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