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The Little Ice Age : how climate made history, 1300-1850

Author: Brian M Fagan
Publisher: New York, NY : Basic Books, ©2000.
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A new perspective on familiar events in history describes how a 500-year change in climate that lasted from A.D. 1300 until 1850 shaped modern European history.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Fagan, Brian M.
Little Ice Age.
New York, NY : Basic Books, ©2000
(OCoLC)646885657
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian M Fagan
ISBN: 0465022715 9780465022717 9780465022724 0465022723
OCLC Number: 45093768
Description: xxi, 246 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Warmth and its aftermath. The medieval warm period ; The great famine --
Cooling begins. The climatic seesaw ; Storms, cod and doggers ; A vast peasantry --
The end of the "full world". The specter of hunger ; The war against the glaciers ; "More like winter than summer" ; Dearth and revolution ; The year without a summer ; An Ghorta Mór --
The modern warm period. A warmer greenhouse.
Responsibility: Brian Fagan.
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