By Georgina H. Endfield,Lucy Veale

Extreme climate occasions, similar to droughts, robust winds and storms, flash floods and severe warmth and chilly, are one of the so much harmful but attention-grabbing elements of weather variability. ancient files and thoughts charting the affects and responses to such occasions are an important section of any examine that seeks to appreciate the character of occasions that would ensue sooner or later. but all such occasions must be located for his or her implications to be understood.

This booklet is the 1st to discover the cultural contingency of maximum and strange climate occasions and the ways that they're recalled, recorded or forgotten. It illustrates how geographical context, specific actual stipulations, an area’s social and financial actions and embedded cultural knowledges and infrastructures all impact neighborhood stories of and responses to strange climate. Contributions consult with various tools of remembering and recording climate and the way those act to curate, recycle and transmit severe occasions throughout generations and into the long run. With foreign case reports, from either land and sea, the booklet explores how and why specific climate occasions turn into inscribed into the material of groups and give a contribution to group switch in numerous ancient and cultural contexts.

This is efficacious interpreting for college kids and researchers attracted to ancient and cultural geography, environmental anthropology and environmental studies.

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