"The Forces of Nature examines the intriguing interplay between society and nature in a very interesting and unique manner using a captivating geographical context. Vann weaves a fascinating tapestry combining the vivid descriptions of catastrophic natural disasters and the even more enthralling manner in which civilizations—both old and current—have coped with those disasters. This is a book not to be missed!"
-Randy Cerveny, President’s Professor of Geographical Sciences, Arizona State University, and author of Weather’s Greatest Mysteries Solved!
About the Author
Barry A. Vann
is professor of geography and higher education at the University of the Cumberlands. He is the author of Puritan Islam: The Geoexpansion of the Muslim World; Rediscovering the South’s Celtic Heritage; In Search of Ulster-Scots Land: The Birth and Geotheological Imagings of a Transatlantic People
; and (with Ellsworth Huntington) Geography toward History: Studies in the Mediterranean Basin and Mesopotamia.