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Science  24 Mar 2017:
Vol. 355, Issue 6331, pp. 1272
DOI: 10.1126/science.aam7011

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Make It Rain, Kristine Harper's detailed history of weather control in the United States, includes colorful details of cloud-seeding experiments, but the book is not so much about attempts to control the weather as it is about the political battles waged over the harnessing of the atmosphere: the control of weather control itself. Rather than revealing a history of what we might today call evidence-led policy, the book is a rogue's gallery of policy-led evidence, offering lessons about how science can be used as a tool of the state.