Cultural consequences of the "Little Ice Age"


Author: W. Behringer

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 9783525358641

Category: Social Science

Page: 514

View: 8022

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.

Ice age

das ultimative Buch für Fans ; [Teil 1 + 2]


Author: Glenn Dakin,Wiebke Krabbe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783831008827


Page: 45

View: 8150

Auch im 2. Band kann man die bereits bekannten Helden auf ihren Abenteuern begleiten und noch mehr über das Leben in der Eiszeit erfahren. Vgl. Kinofilm.

Ice Age


Author: Robert Anderson

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820335142

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 3470

The ten stories in Robert Anderson's debut collection are an inventive and daring foray into the world of the absurd. Leading us across a wide range of settings, from rural Texas to 1930s Spain to a Gulf War field hospital, Anderson shifts our view of the world to incorporate a set of characters slightly off-center and intriguing in their eccentricity. As we are tossed from one bizarre circumstance to the next, Anderson's sophisticated, sometimes playful prose combines the concrete with the surreal to convince us that we know very little about the world we complacently inhabit.

After the Ice Age

The Return of Life to Glaciated North America


Author: E. C. Pielou

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226668093

Category: Science

Page: 376

View: 6250

The fascinating story of how a harsh terrain that resembled modern Antarctica has been transformed gradually into the forests, grasslands, and wetlands we know today. "One of the best scientific books published in the last ten years."—Ottowa Journal "A valuable new synthesis of facts and ideas about climate, geography, and life during the past 20,000 years. More important, the book conveys an intimate appreciation of the rich variety of nature through time."—S. David Webb,Science

Ice Age


Author: Brian Freemantle

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453226591

Category: Fiction

Page: 444

View: 1072

A mysterious disease emerges from the Antarctic, threatening the survival of mankind As the polar ice caps melt, scientists prepare for slowly rising sea levels. But there is a far more urgent threat, hitherto unimaginable, which in a matter of months—not decades—may destroy civilization as we know it. A polar research station has gone quiet, and the crew that investigates finds four corpses—their bones arthritic, their skin withered, their hair reduced to tattered wisps. They are the bodies of the four scientists manning the station—none of them over forty-five years old. A terrifying virus, which causes adults to race to old age, has emerged from the ice where it has been locked since prehistoric times. Against such an ancient illness man has no immunity, and unless someone can stop it, the Earth is about to be swept clean by history’s deadliest plague. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Brian Freemantle including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.

Ice Age Extinction

Cause and Human Consequences


Author: Jim Snook

Publisher: Algora Publishing

ISBN: 0875865585

Category: Science

Page: 191

View: 7915

Journey Through the Ice Age


Author: Paul G. Bahn,Paul G.. Bahn,Jean Vertut

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520213067

Category: Art

Page: 240

View: 1996

Some of the oldest art in the world is the subject of this riveting and beautiful book. Paul Bahn and Jean Vertut explore carved objects and wall art discoveries from the Ice Age, covering the period from 300,000 B.P. to 10,000 B.P., and their collaboration marks a signal event for archaeologists and lay readers alike. Utilizing the most modern analytical techniques in archaeology, Bahn presents new accounts of Russian caves only recently opened to foreign specialists; the latest discoveries from China and Brazil; European cave finds at Cosquer, Chauvet, and Covaciella; and the recently discovered sites in Australia. He also studies sites in Africa, India, and the Far East. Included are the only photographic images of many caves that are now closed to protect their fragile environments. A separate chapter in the book examines art fakes and forgeries and relates how such deceptions have been exposed. The beliefs and preoccupations of Paleolithic peoples resonate throughout this book: the importance of the hunt and the magic and shamanism surrounding it, the recording of the seasons, the rituals of sex and fertility, the cosmology and associated myths. Yet enigmas and mysteries emerge as well, particularly as new analytical techniques raise new questions and cast doubt on our earlier suppositions. A comprehensive, up-to-date analysis of all that has been discovered about Ice Age art, Bahn and Vertut's book offers a visually rich link with the past.

Ice Age Giants of the South


Author: Judy Cutchins,Ginny Johnston

Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc

ISBN: 9781561641956

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 7193

Chronicles recent archaeological discoveries of fossils in the Southern States.

Along Wisconsin's Ice Age Trail


Author: Bart Smith,Eric Sherman,Andrew Hanson

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299226640

Category: Photography

Page: 104

View: 9807

Essays by notable writers--including journalists, scientists, poets, and others--add depth to the stunning images in a collection of photographs that were captured as the photographer hiked the Ice Age National Scenic Trail over the course of the four seasons. Original.

Journey to the Ice Age

Discovering an Ancient World


Author: Peter L. Storck

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 0774841273

Category: Social Science

Page: 376

View: 4513

At the end of the Ice Age, small groups of hunter-gatherers crossed from Siberia to Alaska and began the last chapter in the human settlement of the earth. Many left little or no trace. But one group, the Early Paleo-Indians, exploded onto the archaeological record about 11,500 radiocarbon years ago and expanded rapidly throughout North America, sending splinter groups into Central and perhaps South America as well. Journey to the Ice Age explores the challenges faced by the Early Paleo-Indians of northeastern North America. A revealing, autobiographical account, this is at once a captivating record of Storck's discoveries and an introduction to the practice, challenges, and spirit of archaeology.

Ice Age Earth

Late Quaternary Geology and Climate


Author: Alastair G. Dawson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135853630

Category: Science

Page: 316

View: 6741

Ice Age Earth provides the first detailed review of global environmental change in the Late Quaternary. Significant geological and climatic events are analysed within a review of glacial and periglacial history. The melting history of the last ice sheets reveals that complex, dynamic and catastrophic change occurred, change which affected the circulation of the atmosphere and oceans and the stability of the Earth's crust.

Adventures in the Ice Age


Author: Linda Bailey,Bill Slavin

Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd

ISBN: 9781553375036

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 1709

Square Dancing in the Ice Age


Author: Abbie Hoffman

Publisher: South End Press

ISBN: 9780896081949

Category: Fiction

Page: 242

View: 7550

A book from the U.S. underground, covering Abbie--in disguise--interviewing people, touring the FBI building, and organizing a campaign to save the St. Lawrence River. The articles are creative, funny, nervy, and political.

Humans at the End of the Ice Age

The Archaeology of the Pleistocene—Holocene Transition


Author: Lawrence Guy Straus,Berit Valentin Eriksen,Jon M. Erlandson,David R. Yesner

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461311454

Category: Social Science

Page: 380

View: 9103

Humans at the End of the Ice Age chronicles and explores the significance of the variety of cultural responses to the global environmental changes at the last glacial-interglacial boundary. Contributions address the nature and consequences of the global climate changes accompanying the end of the Pleistocene epoch-detailing the nature, speed, and magnitude of the human adaptations that culminated in the development of food production in many parts of the world. The text is aided by vital maps, chronological tables, and charts.

Resolving the Late Paleozoic Ice Age in Time and Space


Author: Christopher R. Fielding,Tracy D. Frank,John L. Isbell

Publisher: Geological Society of America

ISBN: 0813724414

Category: Science

Page: 354

View: 2465

"This volume summarizes new developments in understanding the longest-lived icehouse period in Phanerozoic Earth history, the late Paleozoic ice age. Resolving the Late Paleozoic Ice Age in Time and Space provides summaries of existing and new data from the various Gondwanan continental relics, and also reviews stratigraphic successions from the paleotropical and temperate regions of Laurussia that preserve an indirect record of glaciation. It addresses the extent to which records of glaciation indicate protracted, long-term climatic austerity, as opposed to fluctuating, more dynamic climate, and provides new constraints on the timing of glaciation. Additionally, it tackles questions of synchroneity of glaciation across the various Gondwanan continental relics, and timing relationships between near-field and far-field records at greater levels of resolution than has been possible previously. Results point toward a dynamic icehouse regime that is comparable to the Cenozoic icehouse, and away from traditional interpretations of the late Paleozoic ice age as a single, protracted event that involved stable, long-lived ice centers."--Publisher's website.

The Great Ice Age

Climate Change and Life


Author: J.A. Chapman,S.A. all at The Open University Drury,R.C.L. Wilson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134640331

Category: Science

Page: 288

View: 4544

The Great Ice Age documents and explains the natural climatic and palaeoecologic changes that have occurred during the past 2.6 million years, outlining the emergence and global impact of our species during this period. Exploring a wide range of records of climate change, the authors demonstrate the interconnectivity of the components of the Earths climate system, show how the evidence for such change is obtained, and explain some of the problems in collecting and dating proxy climate data. One of the most dramatic aspects of humanity's rise is that it coincided with the beginnings of major environmental changes and a mass extinction that has the pace, and maybe magnitude, of those in the far-off past that stemmed from climate, geological and occasionally extraterrestrial events. This book reveals that anthropogenic effects on the world are not merely modern matters but date back perhaps a million years or more.

The Ice Age: A Very Short Introduction


Author: Jamie Woodward

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191664642

Category: History

Page: 160

View: 2301

The study of the Quaternary ice age has revolutionized ideas about Earth system change and the pace of landscape and ecosystem dynamics. The Ice Age: A Very Short Introduction looks at evidence from the continents, the oceans, and the ice core records, and the human stories behind it all. Jamie Woodward examines the remarkable environmental shifts that took place during the Great Ice Age of the Quaternary Period. He explores the evolution of ideas, evaluates the contributions of the leading players in the great debates, and presents some of the ingenious methods that have been used to retrieve information about the recent geological past. In an era of warming climate, the study of the ice age past is now more important than ever. This book examines the wonders of the Quaternary ice age - to show how ice age landscapes and ecosystems were repeatedly and rapidly transformed as plants, animals, and humans reorganized their worlds. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Ice age


Author: John R. Gribbin,Mary Gribbin

Publisher: Allan Lane


Category: History

Page: 104

View: 9101

For years scientists refused to believe that ice ages existed. In fact the idea that the Earth could once have been covered with ice only emerged in the 1830s. And even then the idea was seen as extremely eccentric. It was not until the mid-1970s until ice ages were fully understood. John and Mary Gribbin tell this 140-year story, focussing on the bizarre personalities involved, all working in the face of public adversity - including a Glaswegian janitor who was able to use the Andersonian Museum library to do his own amateur research.

Little Ice Ages

Ancient and Modern


Author: Jean M. Grove

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415334235

Category: Nature

Page: 718

View: 6670

Ideas for the Ice Age

Studies in a Revolutionary Era


Author: Max Lerner

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412825795

Category: Political Science

Page: 432

View: 7751