Cultural consequences of the "Little Ice Age"

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Author: W. Behringer

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 9783525358641

Category: Social Science

Page: 514

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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

The Essential Guide

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Author: Glenn Dakin

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9780756617479

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

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Presents in-depth character profiles and scenes from the animated movie.

The Ice Age

A Very Short Introduction

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Author: Jamie Woodward

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199580693

Category: History

Page: 163

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"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." --Publisher.

After the Ice Age

The Return of Life to Glaciated North America

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Author: E. C. Pielou

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226668093

Category: Science

Page: 376

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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

Along Wisconsin's Ice Age Trail

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Author: Bart Smith,Eric Sherman,Andrew Hanson

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299226640

Category: Photography

Page: 104

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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.

Ice Age Extinction

Cause and Human Consequences

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Author: Jim Snook

Publisher: Algora Publishing

ISBN: 0875865585

Category: Science

Page: 191

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Ice Age Giants of the South

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Author: Judy Cutchins,Ginny Johnston

Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc

ISBN: 9781561641956

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Chronicles recent archaeological discoveries of fossils in the Southern States.

Humans at the End of the Ice Age

The Archaeology of the Pleistocene-Holocene Transition

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

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306451775

Category: History

Page: 378

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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

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

Publisher: Geological Society of America

ISBN: 0813724414

Category: Science

Page: 354

View: 2004

"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.

Ice Age Earth

Late Quaternary Geology and Climate

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Author: Alastair G. Dawson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135853568

Category: Science

Page: 316

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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.