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Author Behringer, Wolfgang

Common Titl Kulturgeschichte des Klimas. English
Title A cultural history of climate / Wolfgang Behringer ; translated by Patrick Camiller

Publ Info Cambridge, UK ; Malden, Mass. : Polity, [2010]
 Bryant Main Stacks  GF71 .B4413 2010    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  GF71 .B4413 2010    AVAILABLE
 Wheaton Stacks  GF71 .B4413 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript xv, 295 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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Note "First published in German as Kulturgeschichte des Klimas © Verlag C.H. Beck oHG, München, 2007"--T.p. verso
Contents What do we know about the climate? Sources of climate history -- Causes of climate change -- The Palaeoclimate since the formation of the planet -- Global warming : the Holocene. Children of the ice age -- Global warming and civilization -- From Roman optimum to medieval warm period -- Global cooling : the little ice age. The concept of the little ice age -- The changing environment -- Dance of death -- Winter blues -- Cultural consequences of the little ice age. The wrathful God -- Sin economics as the motor of change -- The cool sun of reason -- Global warming : the modern warm period. Apparent uncoupling from the forces of nature -- The discovery of global warming -- Reactions to climate change -- Epilogue : sins against the environment and greenhouse climate
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Explores the latest historical research on the development of the earth's climate, showing how even minor changes in the climate could result in major social, political, and religious upheavals
LC subject Human beings -- Effect of climate on -- History
Climate and civilization -- History
Climatology -- Social aspects -- History
Climatic changes -- History
Global warming
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