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Climate Change and the Course of Global History: A Rough by John L. Brooke

By John L. Brooke

weather switch and the process international historical past offers the 1st worldwide examine by way of a historian to totally combine the earth-system method of the hot weather technology with the cloth background of humanity. half I argues that geological, environmental, and climatic background clarify the trend and speed of organic and human evolution. half II explores the environmental situations of the increase of agriculture and the nation within the Early and Mid-Holocene, and provides an research of human well-being from the Paleolithic during the upward push of the nation. half III introduces the matter of financial progress and examines the human situation within the past due Holocene from the Bronze Age in the course of the Black dying. half IV explores the flow to modernity, stressing the rising function of human monetary and effort structures as earth-system brokers within the Anthropocene. Supported via climatic, demographic, and monetary facts, this offers a pathbreaking version for historians of our surroundings, the area, and science.

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