The Little Ice Age

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ISBN: 1439560919
Release Date: 2008-10-08
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Author: Brian M. Fagan
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Download and read online The Little Ice Age in PDF and EPUB 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.


Auf den Spuren versunkener Kulturen

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ISBN: 3869640901
Release Date: 2014
Number of pages: 304
Author: Brian Fagan
Publisher:

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The Decline of Nature

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ISBN: 9780974866857
Release Date: 2012-07
Number of pages: 457
Author: Gilbert LaFreniere
Publisher: Oak Savanna Publishing

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Cultural consequences of the Little Ice Age

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ISBN: 3525358644
Release Date: 2005
Number of pages: 514
Author: Wolfgang Behringer
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

Download and read online Cultural consequences of the Little Ice Age in PDF and EPUB Recent discussions about the global warming have shown the human fears of climatic changes. In the past, phases of low temperature caused major problems. As of now, the global cooling down during the Middle Ages and the Early Modern History has been documented on its physical effects mainly. This edition is the first attempt to seize the climatic consequences culturally, politically, socially, religiously and psychologically.


Hexenwerk oder Gottes Zorn Hexenverfolgungen in S dwestdeutschland im Kontext der Kleinen Eiszeit 1560 1630

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ISBN: 9783842888890
Release Date: 2013-11
Number of pages: 104
Author: Hannes Weik
Publisher: Diplomica Verlag

Download and read online Hexenwerk oder Gottes Zorn Hexenverfolgungen in S dwestdeutschland im Kontext der Kleinen Eiszeit 1560 1630 in PDF and EPUB Anfang August 1562 verwüstet ein Unwetter weite Teile Südwestdeutschlands. Kurz darauf brennen in der kleinen Grafschaft Wiesensteig die ersten Scheiterhaufen - ein schreckliches Szenario, das sich in den folgenden Jahrzehnten in anderen Regionen mehrfach wiederholen sollte. Denn ein häufiger Grund für die Verfolgung von Hexen war die Anschuldigung, Wetterzauber betrieben zu haben. Tatsächlich fallen die Hochphasen der Hexenverfolgung mit einer Klimaverschlechterung zusammen, die als "Kleine Eiszeit" bekannt geworden ist. Anhand ausgewählter Beispiele geht die vorliegende Studie der Frage nach, ob und inwiefern dieser Zusammenhang im südwestdeutschen Raum nachweisbar ist.


Famines During the Little Ice Age 1300 1800

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ISBN: 9783319543376
Release Date: 2017-08-01
Number of pages: 269
Author: Dominik Collet
Publisher: Springer

Download and read online Famines During the Little Ice Age 1300 1800 in PDF and EPUB This highly interdisciplinary book studies historical famines as an interface of nature and culture. It will bring together researchers from the natural and social sciences as well as the humanities. With reference to recent interdisciplinary concepts (disaster studies, vulnerability studies, environmental history) it will examine, how the dominant opposition of natural and cultural factors can be overcome. Such an integrated approach includes the "archives of nature" as well as "archives of man". It challenges deterministic models of human-environment interaction and replaces them with a dynamic, historicising approach. As a result it provides a fresh perspective on the entanglement of climate and culture in past societies.


Die Wahrnehmung des Neuen in Antike und Renaissance

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ISBN: 9783110957334
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Number of pages: 227
Author: Achatz von Müller
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

Download and read online Die Wahrnehmung des Neuen in Antike und Renaissance in PDF and EPUB Die Herausforderung durch "das Neue" hat sich zu Beginn des 21. Jahrhunderts noch einmal entscheidend verschärft. Bio-, Nano- und Medienwissenschaftler verkünden zum wiederholten Male Veränderungen, die das Gesicht und die Ordnung der "Welt" tiefgreifend umgestalten werden. Futurologen sprechen sogar von einer "zweiten Evolution", die sich bereits jetzt ankündige. Die Wahrnehmung des Neuen ist aber selbst eine historische Variable. Deshalb werden in diesem Bande zwei paradigmatische Typen von Gesellschaften auf ihren Umfang mit dem Neuen hin untersucht: eine traditionale, die Antike, und eine modernisierende, die Renaissance. Inhaltlich geht es in beiden Bereichen um Fragen der Kunst- und Literaturtheorie, der ästhetischen und politischen Praxis, der gesellschaftlichen Herausforderungen, die das Neue begleiten, bis hin zu dem direkten Vergleich zweier herausragender Gestalten der beiden Epochen: Augustus und Cosimo di Medici. Dabei werden in den Aufsätzen von Altertumswissenschaftlern und Spezialisten für die Renaissance Konzepte unterschiedlicher historischer Gesellschaften nach ihren mentalen Dispositionen und Methoden befragt, um Traditionsbrüche, Innovationen sowie Imaginationen "des Neuen" zu reflektieren.


The Jamestown Project

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ISBN: 9780674027022
Release Date: 2009-06-30
Number of pages: 390
Author: Karen Ordahl Kupperman
Publisher: Harvard University Press

Download and read online The Jamestown Project in PDF and EPUB Capturing England's intoxication with a wider world through ballads, plays, and paintings; the stark reality of Jamestown, through the words of its inhabitants; and with archeological and environmental evidence, Kupperman re-creates Jamestown's formative years with astonishing detail.


Encyclopedia of Environmental Change

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ISBN: 9781446264881
Release Date: 2013-12-13
Number of pages: 1496
Author: John A Matthews
Publisher: SAGE

Download and read online Encyclopedia of Environmental Change in PDF and EPUB Accessibly written by a team of international authors, the Encyclopedia of Environmental Change provides a gateway to the complex facts, concepts, techniques, methodology and philosophy of environmental change. This three-volume set illustrates and examines topics within this dynamic and rapidly changing interdisciplinary field. The encyclopedia includes all of the following aspects of environmental change: Diverse evidence of environmental change, including climate change and changes on land and in the oceans Underlying natural and anthropogenic causes and mechanisms Wide-ranging local, regional and global impacts from the polar regions to the tropics Responses of geo-ecosystems and human-environmental systems in the face of past, present and future environmental change Approaches, methodologies and techniques used for reconstructing, dating, monitoring, modelling, projecting and predicting change Social, economic and political dimensions of environmental issues, environmental conservation and management and environmental policy Over 4,000 entries explore the following key themes and more: Conservation Demographic change Environmental management Environmental policy Environmental security Food security Glaciation Green Revolution Human impact on environment Industrialization Landuse change Military impacts on environment Mining and mining impacts Nuclear energy Pollution Renewable resources Solar energy Sustainability Tourism Trade Water resources Water security Wildlife conservation The comprehensive coverage of terminology includes layers of entries ranging from one-line definitions to short essays, making this an invaluable companion for any student of physical geography, environmental geography or environmental sciences.


Das Universum in dir

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ISBN: 9783104030906
Release Date: 2014-07-24
Number of pages: 304
Author: Neil Shubin
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

Download and read online Das Universum in dir in PDF and EPUB Die Gesamtgeschichte der Erde und des Menschen und von Allem – ungewöhnlich, unterhaltsam und packend! Seit dem Urknall haben sich Galaxien, Sonnensysteme und Planeten gebildet und im Laufe der Äonen entwickelte sich das Leben auf der Erde. Angesichts dessen könnten wir Menschen uns unbedeutend vorkommen – doch tief in uns verborgen liegt das große Wunder des Lebens: Das Universum ist in uns! Der weltbekannte Paläontologe Neil Shubin geht in seinem neuen Buch den Rätseln unseres Lebens nach: Er erzählt von der Zusammensetzung der Moleküle, findet eine Erklärung dafür, weshalb wir einen Regenbogen sehen können und zeigt, wie das Universum unseren Schlafrhythmus und die Geschwindigkeit beeinflusst, mit der sich unsere Zellen teilen. Ein wissenschaftliches Abenteuer, nach dem wir besser verstehen, wer – und was – wir sind.


A History of Civilization in 50 Disasters History in 50

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ISBN: 9780884484073
Release Date: 2015-10-23
Number of pages: 240
Author: Gale Eaton
Publisher: Tilbury House Publishers and Cadent Publishing

Download and read online A History of Civilization in 50 Disasters History in 50 in PDF and EPUB *2016 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Silver Award Winner* The earth shakes and cracks open. Volcanoes erupt. Continents freeze, bake, and flood. Droughts parch the land. Wildfires and hundred-year storms consume anything in their paths. Invisible clouds of disease and pestilence probe for victims. Tidal waves sweep ashore from the vast sea. The natural world is a dangerous place, but one species has evolved a unique defense against the hazards: civilization. Civilization rearranges nature for human convenience. Clothes and houses keep us warm; agriculture feeds us; medicine fights our diseases. It all works—most of the time. But key resources lie in the most hazardous places, so we choose to live on river flood plains, on the slopes of volcanoes, at the edge of the sea, above seismic faults. We pack ourselves into cities, Petri dishes for germs. Civilization thrives on the edge of disaster. And what happens when natural forces meet molasses holding tanks, insecticides, deepwater oil rigs, nuclear power plants? We learn the hard way how to avoid the last disaster—and maybe how to create the next one. What we don’t know can, indeed, hurt us. This book’s white-knuckled journey from antiquity to the present leads us to wonder at times how humankind has survived. And yet, as Author Gale Eaton makes clear, civilization has advanced not just in spite of disasters but in part because of them. Hats off to human resilience, ingenuity, and perseverance! They’ve carried us this far; may they continue to do so into our ever-hazardous future. The History in 50 series explores history by telling thematically linked stories. Each book includes 50 illustrated narrative accounts of people and events—some well-known, others often overlooked—that, together, build a rich connect the-dots mosaic and challenge conventional assumptions about how history unfolds. Dedicated to the premise that history is the greatest story ever told. Includes a mix of “greatest hits” with quirky, surprising, provocative accounts. Challenges readers to think and engage. Includes a glossary of technical terms; sources by chapter; teaching resources as jumping-off points for student research; and endnotes.


Deep Sea

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ISBN: 9783492967358
Release Date: 2014-10-06
Number of pages: 320
Author: James Nestor
Publisher: Piper ebooks

Download and read online Deep Sea in PDF and EPUB Ein Besuch der Apnoe-Weltmeisterschaft wird für James Nestor zum Beginn eines persönlichen Abenteuers: Fasziniert von der Kompromisslosigkeit dieses Sports, erlernt er selbst das Freitauchen. Und fortan zieht es ihn immer tiefer in die verborgene Welt der Ozeane hinab: Er besucht eine Forschungsstation 20 Meter unter der Meeresoberfläche, trifft renommierten Meeresbiologen bei ihrer Arbeit, schwimmt mit Walen und geht im U-Boot auf Tauchstation. Dabei entdeckt er einen unfassbar reichen Lebensraum, mit telepathischen Korallen, leuchtenden Fischen und rätselhaften Riesenkraken. Bis er schließlich den tiefsten Punkt der Erde erreicht – die absolute Grenze für Mensch und Technik. Eine grandiose Entdeckungsreise, die zugleich unseren Wurzeln nachspürt.


Cool it

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ISBN: 3570550656
Release Date: 2009
Number of pages: 281
Author: Bjørn Lomborg
Publisher:

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The Oxford Handbook of Environmental History

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ISBN: 9780199394470
Release Date: 2014-09-18
Number of pages: 640
Author: Andrew C. Isenberg
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Download and read online The Oxford Handbook of Environmental History in PDF and EPUB The field of environmental history emerged just decades ago but has established itself as one of the most innovative and important new approaches to history, one that bridges the human and natural world, the humanities and the sciences. With the current trend towards internationalizing history, environmental history is perhaps the quintessential approach to studying subjects outside the nation-state model, with pollution, global warming, and other issues affecting the earth not stopping at national borders. With 25 essays, this Handbook is global in scope and innovative in organization, looking at the field thematically through such categories as climate, disease, oceans, the body, energy, consumerism, and international relations.


Klimageschichte Mitteleuropas

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ISBN: 3863123506
Release Date: 2013-01
Number of pages: 264
Author: Rüdiger Glaser
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