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Make It Rain: State Control of the Atmosphere in Twentieth-Century America

Kristine C. Harper


Placed within scholarly literature on the state and on the control of nature, and based on congressional hearings and extensive correspondence and records obtained from almost two dozen manuscript collections, Make it Rain weaves together the story of how federal officials—politicians, bureaucrats, military leaders, and diplomats—doggedly pursued the ultimate control of nature: weather on demand. At the same time, meteorologists were struggling to figure out how the atmosphere functions, how to model it, and how to make viable weather and climate forecasts. But no matter how proponents of weat ... More

Keywords: control of nature, the state, weather control, Cold War, state funding, water

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780226437231
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226437378.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kristine C. Harper, author
Florida State University