Summary: "An illuminating work of environmental history that chronicles the great climate crisis of the 1600s, which transformed the social and political fabric of Europe. Although hints of a crisis appeared as early as the 1570s, the temperature by the end of thesixteenth century plummeted so drastically that Mediterranean harbors were covered with ice, birds literally dropped out of the sky, and...
Publisher / Publication Date: Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company 2019
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Summary: The twentieth century was born not in the trenches of the Somme, but rather in the fifteen years preceding World War I. In this short span of time, a new world order was emerging in ultimately tragic contradiction to the old. The major topics of the day: terrorism, globalization, immigration, consumerism, the collapse of moral values, and the rivalry of superpowers. These were the years in...
Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2008