Climate change in human history : prehistory to the present / Benjamin Lieberman and Elizabeth Gordon.
Contributor(s): Gordon, Elizabeth (Elizabeth S.) [author.].Material type: BookPublisher: London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2018.Description: 236 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781472598493; 1472598490; 1472598504; 9781472598509.Subject(s): CLIMATIC CHANGES | SOCIAL ASPECTS | HISTORY | HUMAN FACTORS | CLIMATE | HUMAN ECOLOGYHoldings: GRETA POINT: 551.583 LIE
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-224) and index.
1. A fragile start -- 2. The rise of farming -- 3. The rise and fall of civilizations -- 4. Climate and civilizations of the Middle Ages -- 5. The Little Ice Age -- 6. Humans take over -- 7. The future is now -- 8. Climate change controversies.
Climate Change in Human History provides an up-to-date and concise introduction to the relationship between human beings and climate change throughout history.
Starting with periods hundreds of thousands of years ago and continuing up to the present day, the book illustrates how natural climate variability affected early human societies, and how humans are now altering climate drastically within much shorter periods of time. For each major period of time, the book will explain how climate change has created opportunities as well as risks and challenges for human societies.
GRETA POINT: 551.583 LIE