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Author LinkBrooke, John L.,1953-
Title LinkClimate change and the course of global history : a rough journey / John Brooke.
Distribution New York : Cambridge University Press, [2014]
Description xxi, 631 pages ; 24 cm.
Type of Material Book
Series ( Studies in environment and history )
Series ( Studies in environment and history.)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Contents: Introduction: growth, punctuation, and human well-being -- Part I. Evolution and earth systems -- Geological time: the court jester on the platform of life -- Human emergence -- Part II: Domestication, agriculture, and the rise of the state -- Agricultural revolutions -- The mid-holocene, the late neolithic, and the urban-state revolution -- Human well-being from the paleolithic to the rise of the state -- Part III: Ancient and medieval agrarian societies -- Stasis and growth in the epoch of agrarian empires -- Optimum and crisis in early civilizations, 3000-500 BC -- A global antiquity, 500 BC-AD 542 -- The global dark and middle ages, AD 542-1350 -- Part IV: Into the modern condition -- Climate, demography, economy, and polity in the late medieval-early modern world, 1350-1700 -- Global transformations: Atlantic origins, 1700-1870 -- Launching modern growth: 1870-1945 -- Growth beyond limits: 1945-present -- Coda: A rough journey into an uncertain future.
Subject LinkClimatic changes -- History.
LinkNature -- Effect of human beings on.
LinkHuman beings -- Effect of climate on.
LinkWorld history.

System Number 000680466
ISBN Link9780521871648 (hardback)
Link0521871646 (hardback)
Link9780521692182 (paperback)
Link0521692180 (paperback)

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