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The Little Ice Age: How Climate Made History 1300-1850

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The Little Ice Age by Brian Fagan

The Little Ice Age tells the story of a turbulent, unpredictable, and very often cold years of European history, how this altered climate affected historical events, and what it means for todays' global warming--Now updated with a new preface discussing the latest historical climate research. Building on research that the world endures a 500 year cold snap, renowned archaeologist Brian Fagan shows how the increasing cold influences similar events from the Norse exploration to the settlement of North America to the Industrial Evolution. This is a fascinating book for anyone interested in history, climate, and how they interact. 

About the Author:
Brian Fagan is Emeritus Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. A former Guggenheim Fellow, he has written many internationally acclaimed popular books about archaeology, including The Little Ice Age, The Great Warming, and The Long Summer. He lives in Santa Barbara, California. He is the editor of The Oxford Companion to Archaeology. and is the author of Floods, Famines and Emperors.

Paperback: 272 pages
ISBN-10: 0465022723

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