The Little Ice Age by Brian Fagan
How Climate Made History 1300-1850

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"(The Little Ice Age) could do for the historical study of climate what Michel Foucault's classic Madness and Civilization did for the historical study of mental illness: make it a respectable subject for scholarly inquiry." -Scientific American.
 

About Brian Fagan

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Brian Fagan is Emeritus Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. A former Guggenheim Fellow, he has written many internationally acclaimed popular books about archaeology, including The Little Ice Age, Floods, Famines, and Emperors, and The Long Summer. He lives in Santa Barbara, California.
 
Published March 20, 2007 by Basic Books. 272 pages
Genres: History, Nature & Wildlife, Arts & Photography, Travel, Science & Math, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Fagan argues that while environmental determinism is “intellectually bankrupt,” climate change remains “the ignored player on the historical stage.” Taking an admittedly Eurocentric approach, he shows how such weather systems as the North Atlantic Oscillation Index produced what is known as the L...

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The Little Ice Age: How Climate Made History 1300-1850 Brian Fagan Basic Books £11.50, pp246 If you think the recent weather has been bad, consider its behaviour 200 years ago.

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the rain that falls on Europe"") lucidly advance Fagan's conviction that, though science cannot decide if the current 150-year warming trend (with one slight interruption) is part of a normal cycle, we should err on the side of caution.

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