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Author Harper, Kristine,
Title Make it rain : state control of the atmosphere in twentieth-century America / Kristine C. Harper.
Imprint Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2017.

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Author Harper, Kristine,
Subject Weather control -- United States -- History.
Science and state -- United States -- History.
Alt Name Ohio Library and Information Network.
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Part I. Weather control: scientific fringe to scientific mainstream (1890-1950). Ka-boom! -- Weather in an icebox: scientific weather control -- Part II. Coming to grips with weather control (1950-1957). US Congress: controlling weather control -- State governments: averting "weather wars" -- The meteorologists: corralling the research agenda -- Part III. Weather control as state tool (1957-1980). Weather control as state tool on the home front -- Weather control as state tool on military and diplomatic fronts -- Conclusion: weather control and the American state
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Summary Weather control. Juxtaposing those two words is enough to raise eyebrows in a world where even the best weather models still fail to nail every forecast, and when the effects of climate change on sea level height, seasonal averages of weather phenomena, and biological behavior are being watched with interest by all, regardless of political or scientific persuasion. But between the late 19th century - when the United States first funded an attempt to 'shock' rain out of clouds - and the late 1940s, rainmaking (as it had been known) became weather control. And then things got out of control. Kristine C. Harper tells the long and somewhat ludicrous history of state-funded attempts to manage, manipulate, and deploy the weather in America
Note Description based on print version record
ISBN 022643737X (ebk)
9780226437231 (print)
022643723X (print)
ISBN/ISSN 40026998494
OCLC # 980737015
Additional Format Print version: 9780226437231 022643723X (DLC) 2016028694 (OCoLC)952470576.

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