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From the Publisher"The reaction of societies to environmental change in thisthoroughly research and insightful book is presented in a highlyreadable way, whether Behringer is dealing with the Medieval WarmPeriod and wine harvest data, or with the Little Ice Age and therise of the Dutch genre of winter landscape painting."
"[E]xcellent ... I strongly recommend A Cultural History ofClimate ... It is particularly strong on explaining thedramatic cultural and social changes that climate variations havehad on humanity over the last thousands of years, and discussingthe archival and physical evidence in a very compelling way."
“A daring account of the ways in which climate hasinfluenced the human story … he proves beyond any sensibledoubt that climate has helped shape human history. BOOK OF THEMONTH.”
"Behringer's cultural history of climate shows that today'sconcern with global warming is only the latest example ofhumankind's preoccupation with weather and climate. He provides acareful and realistic view of the reaction of societies toenvironmental change."
J. Donald Hughes, University of Denver
"Today we may worry about global warming and climate change, butour ancestors coped with plenty of dramatic climate change too– this is the central theme of Behringer's arresting globalstudy of human responses to changing climate since our speciesappeared on earth. Not all readers will share his sanguine tone butthey will find this extensively researched book consistentlyprovocative and insightful, whether it's dealing with wine harvestdata, adoption of heavier clothing, the great ice age or the Dutchgenre of winter landscape painting."
Peter Coates, University of Bristol