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the little ice age: how climate made history, 1300-1850 by brian m. fagan

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  • The Little Ice Age

    How Climate Made History 1300-1850

    by Brian Fagan ...
    Only in the last decade have climatologists developed an accurate picture of yearly climate conditions in historical times. This development confirmed a long-standing suspicion: that the world endured a 500-year cold snap -- The Little Ice Age -- that lasted roughly from A.D. 1300 until 1850. The Little Ice Age tells the story of the turbulent, unpredictable and often very cold years of modern ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Frigid Golden Age

    Climate Change, the Little Ice Age, and the Dutch Republic, 1560–1720

    series Studies in Environment and History
    Dagomar Degroot offers the first detailed analysis of how a society thrived amid the Little Ice Age, a period of climatic cooling that reached its chilliest point between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries. The precocious economy, unusual environment, and dynamic intellectual culture of the Dutch Republic in its seventeenth-century Golden Age allowed it to thrive as neighboring societies ... Read more

    $19.69 USD

  • The Little Ice Age

    by Jean M. Grove ...
    The evidence for the Little Ice Age, the most important fluctuation in global climate in historical times, is most dramatically represented by the advance of mountain glaciers in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and their retreat since about 1850. The effects on the landscape and the daily life of people have been particularly apparent in Norway and the Alps. This major book places an ... Read more

    $44.99 USD

  • Nature's Mutiny: How the Little Ice Age of the Long Seventeenth Century Transformed the West and Shaped the Present

    by Philipp Blom ...
    “A sweeping story, embracing developments in economics and science, philosophy and exploration, religion and politics. . . . Beautifully clear.”— John Lanchester, The New YorkerHailed as an “arresting” (Lawrence Klepp, New Criterion) account, Nature’s Mutiny chronicles the great climate crisis of the seventeenth century that totally transformed Europe’s social and political fabric. Best-selling ... Read more

    $13.09 USD

  • Audiobook

    Nature's Mutiny

    How the Little Ice Age of the Long Seventeenth Century Transformed the West and Shaped the Present

    by Philipp Blom ...
    Narrated by Jonathan Keeble ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 32 min

    An illuminating work of environmental history that chronicles the great climate crisis of the 1600s, which transformed the social and political fabric of Europe. Although hints of a crisis appeared as early as the 1570s, the temperature by the end of the sixteenth century plummeted so drastically that Mediterranean harbors were covered with ice, birds literally dropped out of the sky, and "frost ... Read more

    $19.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Marine Insurance

    Origins and Institutions, 1300-1850

    series Palgrave Studies in the History of Finance
    Since its invention in Italy in the fourteenth century, marine insurance has provided merchants with capital protection in times of crisis, thus oiling the gears of trade and commerce. With a focus on customs, laws, and organisational structures, this book reveals the Italian origins of marine insurance, and tracks the spread of underwriting practices and institutions in Europe and America through ... Read more

    $143.09 USD

  • Colonial Cataclysms

    Climate, Landscape, and Memory in Mexico’s Little Ice Age

    series Latin American Landscapes
    The contiguous river basins that flowed in Tlaxcala and San Juan Teotihuacan formed part of the agricultural heart of central Mexico. As the colonial project rose to a crescendo in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the Indigenous farmers of central Mexico faced long-term problems standard historical treatments had attributed to drought and soil degradation set off by Old World agriculture. ... Read more

    $39.59 USD

  • A Cold Welcome

    The Little Ice Age and Europe’s Encounter with North America

    by Sam White ...
    Cundill History Prize Finalist Longman–History Today Prize Finalist “Meticulous environmental-historical detective work.” —Times Literary Supplement When Europeans first arrived in North America, they faced a cold new world. The average global temperature had dropped to lows unseen in millennia. The effects of this climactic upheaval were stark and unpredictable: blizzards and deep freezes, ... Read more

    $16.59 USD

  • In a Bright Glass

    series Steampunk from the Little Ice Age
    In an alternative nineteenth century, of a frozen and depopulated northern Europe, an Anglo-Welsh boy is crippled by a steam tractor, and goes into indenture in Italy to earn a mechanical leg.Seven years later, Llewellyn-Gareth sells himself into a second apprenticeship, to learn the secrets of light-focussing lenses and bring an inheritance of Mediterranean warmth home to wintry England and Wales ... Read more

    $0.99 USD

  • Market Ethics and Practices, c.1300–1850

    Market Ethics and Practices, c. 1300–1850 analyses the nature, development, and operation of market ethics in the context of social practices, ranging from rituals of exchange and unofficial expectations to law, institutions, and formal regulations from the late medieval through to the modern era.Divided into two parts, the first explores the principles and regulations of market ethics, such as ... Read more

    $42.29 USD

  • The Great Archaeologists

    The story of how lost civilizations, buried cities, and ancient scripts were rediscovered for the modern age, as seen through the lives and exploits of the great archaeologists who made these phenomenal findsThe Great Archaeologists takes the reader on a journey from the first attempt to establish just how ancient the "ancient past" really was, through the revelatory discovery of lost ... Read more

    $35.99 USD

  • People of the Earth

    An Introduction to World Prehistory

    People of the Earth is a narrative account of the prehistory of humankind from our origins over 3 million years ago to the first pre-industrial civilizations, beginning about 5,000 years ago. This is a global prehistory, which covers prehistoric times in every corner of the world, in a jargon-free style for newcomers to archaeology. Many world histories begin with the first civilizations. This ... Read more

    $179.99 USD