The Great Warming

The Great Warming

Climate Change and the Rise and Fall of Civilizations

Book - 2008
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"What a difference a degree makes. From the tenth to the fifteenth century the earth experienced a rise in average temperature that changed climate worldwide - a preview of today's global warming. As archaeologist Brian Fagan shows in these pages, subtle shifts in the environment had far-reaching effects on human life." "Fagan unfolds both a scientific detective story, showing how centuries-old weather patterns can be reconstructed from scattered clues, and a vivid and timely historical narrative. A study of the first Great Warming suggests we may yet be underestimating the power of climate change to disrupt our lives today."--BOOK JACKET.
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Press : Distributed to the trade by Macmillan, 2008
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 1596913924 (alk. paper)
9781596913929 (alk. paper)
Branch Call Number: 904.5 FAG
Characteristics: xvii, 282 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm

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Nov 23, 2015

Most of the book looks into different civilizations in different parts of the world during the Medieval Warm Period, summarizing scientific studies in paleo-climatology. each chapter has its own map, but its not very helpful, and there are too few graphs. His prognosis is dire: super-long droughts for the next few centuries for most of the world.

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