The Little Ice Age: How Climate Made History 1300-1850 (Paperback)
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Short Description for The Little Ice Age Examines how climate affected historical events and what it means for today's global warming. Building on research that confirms that the world endured a 500-year "cold snap", the author shows how the increasing cold influenced familiar events from Norse exploration to the Industrial Revolution.
- Published: 27 December 2001
- Format: Paperback 272 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780465022724 ISBN 10: 0465022723
- Sales rank: 40,322
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Full description for The Little Ice Age
"[The Little Ice Age] could do for the historical study of climate what Michel Foucault's classic Madness and Civilization did for the historical study of mental illness: make it a respectable subject for scholarly inquiry." -Scientific American.. 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.