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Nature's Mutiny - by Philipp Blom (Hardcover)

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Specifications

Number of Pages: 352

Genre: History

Sub-Genre: Europe

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Liveright Publishing Corporation

Book theme: General

Author: Philipp Blom

Language: English

Street Date: February 19, 2019
TCIN: 54289632
UPC: 9781631494048
Item Number (DPCI): 248-47-6384

Description

Although hints of a crisis appeared as early as the 1570s, the temperature by the end of the sixteenth century plummeted so drastically that Mediterranean harbors were covered with ice, birds literally dropped out of the sky, and "frost fairs" were erected on a frozen Thames--with kiosks, taverns, and even brothels that become a semi-permanent part of the city.

Recounting the deep legacy and far-ranging consequences of this "Little Ice Age," acclaimed historian Philipp Blom reveals how the European landscape had suddenly, but ineradicably, changed by the mid-seventeenth century. While apocalyptic weather patterns destroyed entire harvests and incited mass migrations, they gave rise to the growth of European cities, the emergence of early capitalism, and the vigorous stirrings of the Enlightenment. A timely examination of how a society responds to profound and unexpected change, Nature's Mutiny will transform the way we think about climate change in the twenty-first century and beyond.

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