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The Little Ice Age: How Climate Made History, 1300-1850
     

The Little Ice Age: How Climate Made History, 1300-1850

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by Brian Fagan, Brian Fagan
 

The Little Ice Age tells the story of the turbulent, unpredictable, and often very cold years of modern European history, how this altered climate affected historical events, and what it means for today's global warming. Building on research that has only recently confirmed that the world endured a 500year cold snap, renowned archaeologist Brian Fagan shows

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The Little Ice Age tells the story of the turbulent, unpredictable, and often very cold years of modern European history, how this altered climate affected historical events, and what it means for today's global warming. Building on research that has only recently confirmed that the world endured a 500year cold snap, renowned archaeologist Brian Fagan shows how the increasing cold influenced familiar events from Norse exploration to the settlement of North America to the Industrial Revolution. This is a fascinating book for anyone interested in history, climate, and how they interact.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465022717
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
12/27/2000
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.46(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.94(d)
Lexile:
1350L (what's this?)

Meet the Author


Brian Fagan is Emeritus Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. A former Guggenheim Fellow, he has written many internationally acclaimed popular books about archaeology, including The Little Ice Age, Floods, Famines, and Emperors, and The Long Summer. He lives in Santa Barbara, California.

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