WorldCat Identities

Pfister, Christian

Works: 49 works in 229 publications in 4 languages and 2,331 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Maps 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Creator
Classifications: QC989.A1, 904.5
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Christian Pfister
Bevölkerungsgeschichte und historische Demographie 1500-1800 by Christian Pfister( Book )

16 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in German and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Review quote. A quote from a review of the product: ",ein absolutes Muss in der Bibliothek", Bernd Hermann Göttingen, Anthropologischer Anzeiger, Jg. 66, Heft 4/ 2008 " sehr nützliche Einführung, insbesondere für Nicht-Spezialisten ..." Zeitschrift für historische Forschung, 1998, Heft 3 "Als Einführung und Überblick darf das Buch von Pfister (auch und gerade im akademischen Unterricht) [...] uneingeschränkt empfohlen werden." Klaus-Jürgen Matz, Historisch-Politisches Buch
The Silent countdown : essays in European environmental history by Peter Brimblecombe( Book )

12 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written by natural scientists and historians, The Silent Countdown explores relations between societies and their natural environment from the Middle Ages to the present. Global views of ecological history in the long term are provided as well as sophisticated models quantifying the flow of energy across regional ecosystems. The impact of processes of production and consumption upon the natural habit (clearing of forests, soil erosion), of high pollution densities in urban centers (smoke, stench, water pollution) are demonstrated: it is shown, how people reacted to it and how efficient the measures were to control it. Battles between the owners of iron works and chemical industries, the local councils, the experts and the suffering peole suggest a surprisingly early concern of a loss of natural environment in the face of industrialization
Natural disasters, cultural responses : case studies toward a global environmental history( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection of essays testifies to the profound impact that earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, and other such events have had on humans throughout history in every part of the world. Several contributors argue that the experience of catastrophe has changed humans' behavior and perceptions over time without necessarily reducing their degree of exposure or risk. The book includes case studies from Western Europe, Scandinavia, Algeria, the Middle East, China, India, the Philippines, Argentina, Mexico, and the East Coast of the United States, ranging from the medieval through the modern period. While natural disasters occur around the globe, different cultures, societies, and regions have adopted specific methods and technologies for managing local hazards and for surviving catastrophic natural events. Indeed, how humans deal with catastrophes depends largely on social and cultural patterns, values, belief systems, political institutions, and economic structures. The roles that natural disasters play in society and the meanings they are given vary from one political and geographic space to the next. The essays collected here help us to understand not only how people across the centuries have learned to cope with disaster but also how communities in different parts of the world have developed cultural, social, and technological strategies for doing so."--Jacket
Wetternachhersage : 500 Jahre Klimavariationen und Naturkatastrophen (1496-1995) by Christian Pfister( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in German and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schweiz - Umweltgeschichte - Rekonstruktion
Am Tag danach : zur Bewältigung von Naturkatastrophen in der Schweiz 1500-2000( Book )

10 editions published in 2002 in German and French and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Titel des Buches erinnert an den Terrorakt des 11. Septembers 2001 auf das World Trade Center in New York, das sich in seinen zerstörerischen und für viele Menschen katastrophalen Dimensionen wie ein verheerendes Erdbeben auswirkte. Das zentrale Anliegen des Buches ist es, einzelne Naturkatastrophen nicht allein in ihrer verheerenden Einzigartigkeit und schicksalhaften Losgelöstheit zu beleuchten, sondern sie in einem zeitlichen Längsschnitt zueinander in Beziehung zu setzen und in einen grösseren Zusammenhang einzuordnen. Der Blick richtet sich auf die Naturkatastrophen der Schweiz von 1500 bis 2000, zwei Eckdaten bilden Anfang und Ende der sozial- und naturhistorischen Untersuchung: Die 'Buzza di Biasca' von 1515, eine Überschwemmung, die das Tal des Ticino überschwemmte, und das Walliser Unwetter, das im Oktober 2000 im Wallis und Aostatal wütete. Der Bergsturz von Elm 1881, der Lawinenwinter 1951, Überschwemmung Sachseln 1997 usw. werden als katastrophale Ereignisse im gesamtgesellschaftlichen Kontext gewertet und analysiert
Das 1950er Syndrom : der Weg in die Konsumgesellschaft( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in German and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epochenschwelle zwischen Industriegesellschaft und Konsumgesellschaft - Wertewandel - Treibstoffzoll aus historischer Sicht - Raumplanung - Entwicklung des Luftverkehrs
Climatic variability in sixteenth-century Europe and its social dimension( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A multidecadal cooling is known to have occurred in Europe in the final decades of the sixteenth-century. It is still open to debate as to what might have caused the underlying shifts in atmospheric circulation and how these changes affected societies. This book is the fruit of interdisciplinary cooperation among 37 scientists including climatologists, hydrologists, glaciologists, dendroclimatologists, and economic and cultural historians. The known documentary climatic evidence from six European countries is compared to results of tree-ring studies. Seasonal temperature and precipitation are estimated from this data and monthly mean surface pressure patterns in the European area are reconstructed for outstanding anomalies. Results are compared to fluctuations of Alpine glaciers and to changes in the frequency of severe floods and coastal storms. Moreover, the impact of climate change on grain prices and wine production is assessed. Finally, it is convincingly argued that witches at that time were burnt as scapegoats for climatic change
European climate reconstructed from documentary data : methods and results( Book )

7 editions published in 1992 in English and Italian and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kulturelle Konsequenzen der "Kleinen Eiszeit"( Book )

10 editions published in 2005 in German and English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historisch-Statistischer Atlas des Kantons Bern, 1750-1995 : Umwelt, Bevölkerung, Wirtschaft, Politik( Book )

8 editions published in 1998 in German and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verkehrsnetz und touristische Transportanlagen: S. 40-41
Geschichte des Kantons Bern seit 1798 by Beat Junker( Book )

in German and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Klimageschichte der Schweiz 1525-1860 : d. Klima d. Schweiz von 1525-1860 u. seine Bedeutung in d. Geschichte von Bevölkerung u. Landwirtschaft by Christian Pfister( Book )

11 editions published between 1982 and 1988 in German and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Haushälterischer Umgang mit Boden : Erfahrungen aus der Geschichte by Werner Thut( Book )

9 editions published in 1986 in German and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raum-zeitliche Rekonstruktion von Witterungsanomalien und Naturkatastrophen 1496-1995 : [Projektschlussbericht im Rahmen des nationalen Forschungsprogrammes "Klimaänderungen und Naturkatastrophen", NFP 31] by Christian Pfister( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in German and French and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Betr. u.a. die Hochwasser des Rheins bei Basel in den letzten 500 Jahren (S. 44-61)
Geschichte des Kantons Bern seit 1798 by Beat Junker( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in German and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geschichte des Kantons Bern seit 1798 by Beat Junker( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in German and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Natural disasters, cultural responses : case studies toward a global environmental history
Alternative Names
Christian Pfister historicus uit Zwitserland

Christian Pfister Schweizer Historiker

Christian Pfister Swiss historian

Pfister, C.

Pfister, C. (Christian)

German (97)

English (42)

French (6)

Italian (1)

Climatic variability in sixteenth-century Europe and its social dimension