The Long Summer

How Climate Changed Civilization

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From the author of The Little Ice Age, a wide-ranging and surprising look at how climate changes have affected the whole of human history

For more than a century we've known that much of human evolution occurred in an Ice Age. Starting abo

For more than a century we've known that much of human evolution occurred in an Ice Age. Starting about 15,000 years ago, temperatures began to rise, the glaciers receded, and sea levels rose. The rise of human civilization and all of recorded history occurred in this warm period, known as the Holocene.

Until very recently we had no detailed record of climate changes during the Holocene. Now we do. In this engrossing and captivating look at the human effects of climate variability, Brian Fagan shows how climate functioned as what the historian Paul Kennedy described as one of the "deeper transformations" of history-a more important historical factor than we understand. ...Continua

Ha scritto il 03/06/10
Se “Armi, Acciaio e Malattie” di Jared Diamond era un tentativo, riuscito, di spiegare l’influenza fondamentale della geografia sulla storia umana, The Long Summer di Brian Fagan segue un percorso analogo, in una sorta di sequel che si concentra sugl ...Continua
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