Make It Rain

Author: Kristine Harper
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022643723X
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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 nineteenth 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. In Make It Rain, Kristine C. Harper tells the long and somewhat ludicrous history of state-funded attempts to manage, manipulate, and deploy the weather in America. Harper shows that governments from the federal to the local became helplessly captivated by the idea that weather control could promote agriculture, health, industrial output, and economic growth at home, or even be used as a military weapon and diplomatic tool abroad. Clear fog for landing aircraft? There’s a project for that. Gentle rain for strawberries? Let’s do it! Enhanced snowpacks for hydroelectric utilities? Check. The heyday of these weather control programs came during the Cold War, as the atmosphere came to be seen as something to be defended, weaponized, and manipulated. Yet Harper demonstrates that today there are clear implications for our attempts to solve the problems of climate change.

Environmental Histories of the Cold War

Author: J. R. McNeill
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521762448
Format: PDF
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Explores the links between the Cold War and the global environment, ranging from the environmental impacts of nuclear weapons to the political repercussions of environmentalism.

Business Ethics Ethical Decision Making Cases

Author: O. C. Ferrell
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305500849
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Packed with cases, exercises, simulations, and practice tests, the market-leading BUSINESS ETHICS: ETHICAL DECISION MAKING AND CASES, 11th Edition, thoroughly covers the complex environment in which managers confront ethical decision-making. Using a proven managerial framework, this accessible, applied text addresses the overall concepts, processes, and best practices associated with successful business ethics programs --helping you see how ethics can be integrated into key strategic business decisions. Thoroughly revised, this edition incorporates coverage of new legislation affecting business ethics, the most up-to-date examples, and the best practices of high-profile organizations. It also includes 20 new or updated original case studies. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

It s All for Sale

Author: James Ridgeway
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822333746
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An analysis of who owns and controls the world's natural resources, geared for the general reader but useful for scholars of development, international relations and the environment.

21st Century Geography

Author: Joseph P. Stoltman
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 141297464X
Format: PDF
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This is a theoretical and practical guide on how to undertake and navigate advanced research in the arts, humanities and social sciences.

Bulletin

Author: Virginia. State Board of Education
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Congressional Record

Author: United States. Congress
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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)