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Main Title El Niño in history : storming through the ages /
Author Caviedes, Cšar,
Publisher University Press of Florida,
Year Published 2001
OCLC Number 46785395
ISBN 0813020999; 9780813020990
Subjects El Niäno Current--Environmental aspects ; La Niäna Current--Environmental aspects ; Weather ; Armed Forces--Environmental aspects ; Pacific Ocean--El Niäno Current ; Pacific Ocean--La Niäna Current ; El-Niäno-Phänomen ; Geschichte ; Umweltveränderung ; Wetter
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKCM  GC296.8.E4C39 2001 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 02/22/2016
Collation xiv, 279 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-273) and index.
Contents Notes
Grasping the basic concepts -- Searching for past El Niänos -- Tracing early occurrences -- Raging seas of El Niäno -- Droughts in the tropics -- Altered states: from El Niäno to La Niäna -- Imprints of El Niäno in world history -- Traces in the misty past -- Where else to look? "Cesar Caviedes provides the first comprehensive historical account of El Nino, the fascinating and disruptive weather phenomenon that has affected weather cycles all over the globe for thousands of years. Combining scientific accuracy with readable presentation, he brings together all existing information, references, and clues about past El Nino occurrences and their impact on political, military, social, economic, and environmental history. This sweeping demonstration of the impact of climatic fluctuation on human history will be fascinating to the scientific community as well as to the general public."--Jacket.