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    DescriptionErudite, wide-ranging, a work of dazzling scholarship written with extraordinary flair, "Civilizations" redefines the subject that has fascinated historians from Thucydides to Gibbon to Spengler to Fernand Braudel: the nature of civilization. To the author, Oxford historian Felipe Fernandez-Armesto, a society's relationship to climate, geography, and ecology are paramount in determining its degree of success. "Unlike previous attempts to write the comparative history of civilizations," he writes, "it is arranged environment by environment, rather than period by period or society by society." Thus, for example, tundra civilizations of Ice Age Europe are linked with those of the Inuit of the Pacific Northwest, the Mississippi Mound Builders with the deforesters of eleventh-century Europe. "Civilizations" brilliantly connects the world of ecologist, geologist, and geographer with the panorama of cultural history.


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    Title
    Civilizations
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) FERNANDEZ-ARMESTO FELIPE
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 560
    Width: 111 mm
    Height: 178 mm
    Thickness: 43 mm
    Weight: 635 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780743202497
    ISBN 10: 074320249X
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25520
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    BIC E4L: HIS
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    DC21: 909
    DC22: 909
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS037000
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN, THEO/SECULR
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    B&T Approval Code: A14500000
    Abridged Dewey: 909
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    ECPA Christian Book Category: GNRGSEHIB
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    LC classification: CB151 .F47 2001
    Thema V1.0: NHB, NHC
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Imprint name
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Publication date
    17 June 2002
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Felipe Fernandez-Armesto is a Professorial Fellow of Queen Mary, University of London, and a member of the Modern History Faculty at Oxford University. He is the author of twelve books, including "Millennium" and "Truth: A History."
    Review quote
    John Gamino "The Dallas Morning News" Brilliant and brilliantly provocative...Mr. Fernandez-Armesto [is] the best candidate we have to succeed Toynbee.