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Looks Like Rain.

Author: Damian Corless
Publisher: Cork : The Collins Press, 2013.
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The name the Romans gave to Ireland was Hibernia, which means 'Land of Winter', and cold feet may have been a factor in their decision to leave the Irish to their own devices. The weather is our main topic of conversation and has done its bit in shaping our character. This lively overview shines a light on incidents when the weather - generally bad - changed the course of Ireland's history. Along the way it takes in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Corless, Damian.
Looks Like Rain: 9,000 Years of Irish Weather.
Cork : The Collins Press, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Damian Corless
ISBN: 9781848898158 1848898150
OCLC Number: 870598036
Description: 1 online resource (284 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Island of Perpetual Gloom; 2. Never a Single Nail or Screw; 3. The Dark Ages Really were Dark; 4. Is it a Bird? Is it a Fish?; 5. The Answer is 42; 6. When Murphy says Frost, then it will Snow; 7. Ghost Ships and Crystal Pillars; 8. Waves of Mutilation; 9. When Weather Changed History --
Part 1; 10. Rain and Slime; 11. Weather and Witchcraft; 12. When Weather Changed History --
Part 2; 13. Toffee for the Northern Climate; 14. When Weather Changed History --
Part 3; 15. A Tax on Heat and Light. 16. When Weather Changed History --
Part 417. A Man for all Seasons; 18. When Weather Changed History --
Part 5; 19. Herrings were found Six Miles Inland; 20. Pills, Thrills and Weather Balloons; 21. The Measure of a Man; 22. The Other Potato Famine; 23. When Weather Changed History --
Part 6; 24. A Mighty River in the Ocean; 25. When Weather Changed History --
Part 7; 26. Death Blowing in the Wind; 27. Force 10 at Fastnet; 28. The World's First Weather Forecast (Gets it Right!); 29. Weather and Wireless; 30. Below us the Waves; 31. Clocks and Cows; 32. The Farmer and the Fisher should be Friends. 33. When Weather Changed History --
Part 834. No Respecter of Fame; 35. Night Appears to Fall by Midday; 36. The Minister for Snow; Selected Bibliography and Sources; Imprint page; If you have enjoyed this book, you might also enjoy the following eBooks.

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The name the Romans gave to Ireland was Hibernia, which means 'Land of Winter', and cold feet may have been a factor in their decision to leave the Irish to their own devices. The weather is our main topic of conversation and has done its bit in shaping our character. This lively overview shines a light on incidents when the weather - generally bad - changed the course of Ireland's history. Along the way it takes in those years - and there were quite a few - when the sun really didn't shine. We learn how Oliver Cromwell, invincible in war, most likely caught his death from a Cork mosquito.

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