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The Long Summer: How Climate Changed Civilization

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By: Brian Fagan

284 pages, B/w illus, maps

Basic Books

Hardback | Dec 2004 | #147671 | ISBN: 0465022812
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Analyses the interaction of climate and history, a complex dance of challenge and response involving changing ecosystems, technologies and cultural and social systems. Fagan shows that the entire history of civilisation has been a continual process of trading up - of accepting vulnerability to large climate stresses in exchange for resistance to smaller ones.

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