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The Little Ice Age

The Little Ice Age

How Climate Made History 1300-1850

From renowned archeologist Brian Fagan, the classic history of how climate change transformed Europe and the world

The Little Ice Age tells the story of the turbulent, unpredictable, and often very cold years of modern European history, revealing how the 500-year cold snap that began in the fourteenth century affected historical events and what it means for today’s global warming. 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.
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Genre: Nonfiction / Science / Global Warming & Climate Change

On Sale: December 27th 2001

Price: $17.99 / $23.49 (CAD)

Page Count: 272

ISBN-13: 9780465022724

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"Fagan shows in this wonderful book how vulnerable human society is to climatic zigzags."—New Scientist
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"Even without the contemporary relevance lent the book by the specter of global warming, The Little Ice Age would be an engrossing historical volume."—Boston Globe
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"The Little Ice Age could do for the historical study of climate what Foucault's Madness and Civilization did for the historical study of mental illness: make it a respectable subject for scholarly inquiry."—Scientific American
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"A nimble, lively, provocative book."—Booklist
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