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Great Warming Climate Change and the Rise and Fall of Civilizations

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ISBN-10: 1596913924

ISBN-13: 9781596913929

Edition: 2008

Authors: Brian M. Fagan

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How the earth's previous global warming phase, from the tenth to the fifteenth centuries, reshaped human societies from the Arctic to the Sahara--a wide-ranging history with sobering lessons for our own time. From the tenth to the fifteenth centuries the earth experienced a rise in surface temperature that changed climate worldwide--a preview of today's global warming. In some areas, including Western Europe, longer summers brought bountiful harvests and population growth that led to cultural flowering. In the Arctic, Inuit and Norse sailors made cultural connections across thousands of miles as they traded precious iron goods. Polynesian sailors, riding new wind patterns, were able to…    
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Book details

List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Publication date: 3/4/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Preface
Author's Note
A Time of Warming
"The Mantle of the Poor"
The Flail of God
The Golden Trade of the Moors
Inuit and Qadlunaat
The Megadrought Epoch
Acorns and Pueblos
Lords of the Water Mountains
The Lords of Chimor
Bucking the Trades
The Flying Fish Ocean
China's Sorrow
The Silent Elephant
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index