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The year without summer : 1816 and the volcano that darkened the world and changed history

Author: William K Klingaman; Nicholas P Klingaman
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"As a result of a volcanic eruption in Indonesia in 1815, weather patterns were disrupted worldwide for months, producing excessive rain, frost, and snowfall across much of the northeastern United States, Canada, and Europe in the summer of 1816. ... The Year Without Summer examines not only the climate change engendered by the eruption, but its effects on politics, the economy, the arts, and social  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William K Klingaman; Nicholas P Klingaman
ISBN: 9780312676452 031267645X
OCLC Number: 828029251
Description: 338 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The volcano --
Portents --
Cold fronts --
The handwriting of God --
Day after day --
The lost summer --
Poverty and misery --
The price of bread --
Harvest --
Emigration --
Relief.
Responsibility: William K. Klingaman and Nicholas P. Klingaman.

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1816 was a remarkable year - mostly for the fact that there was no summer. As a result of a volcanic eruption in Indonesia, weather patterns were disrupted worldwide for months. This book examines  Read more...

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