The Little Ice Age : how climate made history 1300-1850 / Brian Fagan
Book | Basic Books | 2000

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xxi, 246 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-233) and index.
Contents
Warmth and its aftermath. The medieval warm period ; The great famine -- Cooling begins. The climatic seesaw ; Storms, cold and doggers ; A vast peasantry -- The end of the "full world". The specter of hunger ; The war against the glaciers ; "More like winter than summer" ; Dearth and revolution ; The year without a summer ; An Ghorta Mór -- The modern warm period. A warmer greenhouse.
Warmth and its aftermath. The medieval warm period ; The great famine -- Cooling begins. The climatic seesaw ; Storms, cod and doggers ; A vast peasantry -- The end of the "full world". The specter of hunger ; The war against the glaciers ; "More like winter than summer" ; Dearth and revolution ; The year without a summer ; An Ghorta Mór -- The modern warm period. A warmer greenhouse.
Summary
A new perspective on familiar events in history describes how a 500-year change in climate that lasted from A.D. 1300 until 1850 shaped modern European history.
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0465022715
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