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    The Long Summer: How Climate Changed Civilization (Hardback) By (author) Brian Fagan

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    DescriptionFrom the author of The Little Ice Age , a wide-ranging and surprising look at how climate changes have affected the whole of human history. For more than a century we've known that much of human evolution occurred in an Ice Age. Starting about 15,000 years ago, temperatures began to rise, the glaciers receded, and sea levels rose. The rise of human civilization and all of recorded history occurred in this warm period, known as the Holocene.Until very recently we had no detailed record of climate changes during the Holocene. Now we do. In this engrossing and captivating look at the human effects of climate variability, Brian Fagan shows how climate functioned as what the historian Paul Kennedy described as one of the "deeper transformations" of history--a more important historical factor than we understand.


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    Title
    The Long Summer
    Subtitle
    How Climate Changed Civilization
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Brian Fagan
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 567 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780465022816
    ISBN 10: 0465022812
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    DC21: 551.6
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: RBP
    DC22: 551.6
    B&T Merchandise Category: SCI
    B&T General Subject: 710
    BISAC V2.8: SCI026000
    LC classification: QC981.8.C5
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S8.2
    B&T Approval Code: A14500000
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: SCI042000
    B&T Approval Code: A58603600
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: HIS039000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: QC981.8.C5 F34 2004
    Publisher
    The Perseus Books Group
    Imprint name
    BASIC BOOKS
    Publication date
    01 January 2004
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    "Even without the contemporary relevance lent the book by the specter of global warming, The Little Ice Age would be an engrossing historical volume."