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Brian M Fagan
|ISBN:||9781608196920 1608196925 9781608196944 1608196941|
|Description:||xxii, 265 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.|
|Contents:||Minus one hundred twenty-two meters and climbing --
Millennia of Dramatic Change. Doggerland ; Euxine and Ta-Mehu ; "Marduk laid a reed on the face of the waters" --
Catastrophic Forces. "Men were swept away by waves" ; "The whole shoreline filled" ; "The abyss of the depths was uncovered" ; "The whole is now one festering mess" ; The Golden Waterway ; "Wave in the harbor" --
Challenging Inundations. A right to subsistence ; The dilemma of islands ; "The crookedest river in the world" ; "Here the tide is ruled, by the wind, the moon and us."
A history of climate change describes the dramatic evolution and stabilization of the oceans before the rise of humans approximately 6,000 years ago, tracing a significant rise in global temperatures since 1860 and how a rising sea level is affecting world populations.