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The long summer : how climate changed civilization, Brian Fagan

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The long summer : how climate changed civilization
Title
The long summer
Title remainder
how climate changed civilization
Statement of responsibility
Brian Fagan
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Humanity evolved in an Ice Age in which glaciers covered much of the world. But starting about 15,000 years ago, temperatures began to climb. Civilization and all of recorded history occurred in this warm period, the era known as the Holocene-the long summer of the human species. In "The Long Summer," Brian Fagan brings us the first detailed record of climate change during these 15,000 years of warming, and shows how this climate change gave rise to civilization. A thousand-year chill led people in the Near East to take up the cultivation of plant foods; a catastrophic flood drove settlers to inhabit Europe; the drying of the Sahara forced its inhabitants to live along the banks of the Nile; and increased rainfall in East Africa provoked the bubonic plague. "The Long Summer" illuminates for the first time the centuries-long pattern of human adaptation to the demands and challenges of an ever-changing climate-challenges that are still with us today
Summary
The anthropologist-author of "The Little Ice Age" analyzes the seminal impact of climatic change on the evolution of all of human history
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265106
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DLC
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Fagan, Brian M
Dewey number
551.6
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Climatic changes
  • Civilization
Target audience
adult
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how climate changed civilization
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The long summer : how climate changed civilization, Brian Fagan
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000024776835
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvii, 284 p.
Isbn
9780465022823
Other physical details
ill.
Label
The long summer : how climate changed civilization, Brian Fagan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000024776835
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvii, 284 p.
Isbn
9780465022823
Other physical details
ill.

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