A Cold Welcome: The Little Ice Age and Europe's Encounter with North America

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Cundill History Prize Finalist Longman-History Today Prize Finalist "Meticulous environmental-historical detective work." -Times Literary Supplement When Europeans first arrived in North America, they faced a cold new world. The average global temperature had dropped to lows unseen in millennia. The effects of this climactic upheaval were stark and unpredictable: blizzards and deep freezes, droughts and famines, winters in which everything froze, even the Rio Grande. A Cold Welcome tells the story of this crucial period, ...

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