Global Crisis: War, Climate Change and Catastrophe in the Seventeenth Century (Paperback)
  • Global Crisis: War, Climate Change and Catastrophe in the Seventeenth Century (Paperback)
zoom

Global Crisis: War, Climate Change and Catastrophe in the Seventeenth Century (Paperback)

(author)
1 Review Sign in to write a review
£15.99
Paperback 672 Pages
Published: 06/06/2017
  • 5+ in stock

Usually dispatched within 2-3 working days

  • This item has been added to your basket

An accessible synthesis of the prescient best seller exploring seventeenth-century catastrophe and the impact of climate change

First published in 2013, Geoffrey Parker’s prize-winning best seller Global Crisis analyzes the unprecedented calamities—revolutions, droughts, famines, invasions, wars, and regicides—that befell the mid-seventeenth-century world and wiped out as much as one-third of the global population, and reveals climate change to be the root cause. Examining firsthand accounts of the crises and scrutinizing the prevailing weather patterns during the 1640s and 1650s—longer and harsher winters, and cooler and wetter summers—Parker reveals evidence of disrupted growing seasons causing malnutrition, disease, a higher death toll, and fewer births.
 
This new abridged edition distills the original book’s prodigious research for a broader audience while retaining and indeed emphasizing Parker’s extraordinary historical achievement: his dazzling demonstration of the link between climate change and worldwide catastrophe 350 years ago. Yet, the contemporary implications of his study are equally important: are we prepared today for the catastrophes that climate change could bring tomorrow? At half the original length, this user-friendly abridgment is ideal for students and general readers seeking a rapid handle on the key issues.

Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300219364
Number of pages: 672
Weight: 590 g

You may also be interested in...

Femina
Added to basket
£12.99   £10.99
Paperback
Colditz
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Stasiland
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Challenger
Added to basket
£25.00   £21.99
Hardback
The World
Added to basket
£16.99
Paperback
Sapiens
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Emperor of Rome
Added to basket
£11.99   £9.99
Paperback
The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
Added to basket
Rubicon
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Great-Uncle Harry
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
The Blazing World
Added to basket
£12.99   £10.99
Paperback
Great-Uncle Harry
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Emperor of Rome
Added to basket
£30.00
Hardback
The Rest is History
Added to basket
£10.99   £9.49
Paperback
Chip War
Added to basket
£10.99   £9.49
Paperback
The Golden Road
Added to basket

“Super read..packed with information”

Densely packed with information/data, but written in such a manner as to not overwhelm the reader. Not a dry read (as history sometimes can be). I would have preferred the plates to be scattered through the text and... More

Hardback edition
Helpful? Upvote 28

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.

env: aptum
branch: