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Record #167479:

The long summer: how climate changed civilization / Brian M. Fagan.

Title: The long summer: how climate changed civilization / Brian M. Fagan.
Author(s): Fagan, Brian M.
Date: 2004.
Publisher: New York, USA: Basic Books
Abstract: Describes rise of civilisations in last 15 000 years, period of all recorded history. Vostok cores show that of last 400 000 years, these have been most stable. Cases include shutting off of Gulf Stream, inundation of Black Sea, desiccation of Sahara forcing population to settle along Nile, limits of cereal farming confining Roman Empire, and increased rain in East Africa driving rats and plague into Mediterranean lands. Problem of global warming is neither industrial-strength sins against Mother Earth, nor hallucination of anti-business activists. Responsible response is key.
Keywords: 39 -- Ethnography.
502 -- Environmental issues.
551.583.2 -- Climatic changes, historic.
93 -- History.
903 -- Archaeology.
F -- Biological sciences.
Location(s): SCO: SPRI-SHF: 551.583
ISBN: 0465022812
SPRI record no.: 167479

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