New York, NY : Basic Books, c2000
xxi, 246 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm ISBN/ISSN:
0465022715, 9780465022717, 9780465022724 (pbk.), 0465022723 (pbk.), Language:
A new perspective on familiar events in history describes how a 500-year change in climate that lasted from A.D. 1300 until 1850 shaped modern European history
Warmth and its aftermath. The medieval warm period ; The great famine -- Cooling begins. The climatic seesaw ; Storms, cod and doggers ; A vast peasantry -- The end of the "full world". The specter of hunger ; The war against the glaciers ; "More like winter than summer" ; Dearth and revolution ; The year without a summer ; An Ghorta Mór -- The modern warm period. A warmer greenhouse
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