The Little Ice Age: How Climate Made History 1300-1850 (Revised edition)

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The Little Ice Age tells the fascinating story of the turbulent, unpredictable, and often very cold years of modern European history. Using sources ranging from the dates of long-ago wine harvests and the business records of medieval monasteries to modern chemical analysis of ice cores, renowned archaeologist Brian Fagan reveals how a 500-year cold snap began in the fourteenth century. As Fagan shows, the increasingly cold and stormy weather dramatically altered fishing and farming practices, and it shaped familiar events, ...

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sandicrabb

Sep 24, 2009

this book should be required reading..I learned more from this book than any book I've read..and I read alot!

CJLMA

Dec 13, 2007

The Little Ice Age: How Climate Changed History

Fascinating , well written, and engaging study. Difficult topic as much early history is fragmentary and/or anecdotal. Those interested in history will be as enthralled as those interested in historic and current climate changes and their effects on human populations.

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