Cultural consequences of the "Little Ice Age"

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

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.

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: 8922


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

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 Giants of the South

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.

The Ice Age

Author: Dr. Jürgen Ehlers,Dr. Philip Hughes,Philip L. Gibbard

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118507819

Category: Science

Page: 560

View: 3424


This book provides a new look at the climatic history of the last 2.6 million years during the ice age, a time of extreme climatic fluctuations that have not yet ended. This period also coincides with important phases of human development from Neanderthals to modern humans, both of whom existed side by side during the last cold stage of the ice age. The ice age has seen dramatic expansions of glaciers and ice sheets, although this has been interspersed with relatively short warmer intervals like the one we live in today. The book focuses on the changing state of these glaciers and the effects of associated climate changes on a wide variety of environments (including mountains, rivers, deserts, oceans and seas) and also plants and animals. For example, at times the Sahara was green and colonized by humans, and Lake Chad covered 350,000 km2 – larger than the United Kingdom. What happened during the ice age can only be reconstructed from the traces that are left in the ground. The work of the geoscientist is similar to that of a detective who has to reconstruct the sequence of events from circumstantial evidence. The book draws on the specialisms and experience of the authors who are experts on the glacial history of the Earth. Readership: Undergraduate and postgraduate students studying the Quaternary, researchers, and anyone interested in climate change, environmental change and geology. The book provides a rich collection of illustrations and photographs to help the readers at all levels visualise the dramatic consequences of glacier expansions during the Ice Age.

The Ice Age

A Very Short Introduction

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.

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,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.