An Early Use of Weather Modification

Pierre St. Amand

Abstract


The Royal Commentaries of the Inca, Garcilaso de Vega, was written by the son of a Conquistador and an Inca princess. It is a curious account prepared with a great deal of care and written in exquisite Spanish with a narrative style and structure that rivals some of the best fictional writing in the English language. Garcilaso de Vega is regarded as the primary authority for most of what we know about the Inca mores and folkways. He wrote the work after he had moved to Spain and for this reason later scholars have had some reason to revaluate portions of the work and retell the stories from a different point of view. Nonetheless, the work is basically sound and fascinating reading.

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