The Year Without Summer

1816 and the Volcano That Darkened the World and Changed History

Author: William K. Klingaman,Nicholas P. Klingaman

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250012066

Category: History

Page: 352

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Like Winchester's Krakatoa, The Year Without Summer reveals a year of dramatic global change long forgotten by history In the tradition of Krakatoa, The World Without Us, and Guns, Germs and Steel comes a sweeping history of the year that became known as 18-hundred-and-froze-to-death. 1816 was a remarkable year—mostly for the fact that there was no summer. As a result of a volcanic eruption in Indonesia, weather patterns were disrupted worldwide for months, allowing for excessive rain, frost, and snowfall through much of the Northeastern U.S. and Europe in the summer of 1816. In the U.S., the extraordinary weather produced food shortages, religious revivals, and extensive migration from New England to the Midwest. In Europe, the cold and wet summer led to famine, food riots, the transformation of stable communities into wandering beggars, and one of the worst typhus epidemics in history. 1816 was the year Frankenstein was written. It was also the year Turner painted his fiery sunsets. All of these things are linked to global climate change—something we are quite aware of now, but that was utterly mysterious to people in the nineteenth century, who concocted all sorts of reasons for such an ungenial season. Making use of a wealth of source material and employing a compelling narrative approach featuring peasants and royalty, politicians, writers, and scientists, The Year Without Summer by William K. Klingaman and Nicholas P. Klingaman examines not only the climate change engendered by this event, but also its effects on politics, the economy, the arts, and social structures.
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Exam Prep for: The Year Without Summer 1816 and the Volcano ...

Author: David Mason

Publisher: Rico Publications

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 800

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5,600 Exam Prep questions and answers. Ebooks, Textbooks, Courses, Books Simplified as questions and answers by Rico Publications. Very effective study tools especially when you only have a limited amount of time. They work with your textbook or without a textbook and can help you to review and learn essential terms, people, places, events, and key concepts.
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Tambora and the Year without a Summer

How a Volcano Plunged the World into Crisis

Author: Wolfgang Behringer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1509525521

Category: History

Page: 350

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In 1816, the climate went berserk. The winter brought extreme cold, and torrential rains unleashed massive flooding in Asia. Western Europe and North America experienced a ‘year without a summer’, while failed harvests in 1817 led to the ‘year of famine’. At the time, nobody knew that all these disturbances were the result of a single event: the eruption of Mount Tambora in what is now Indonesia – the greatest volcanic eruption in recorded history. In this book, leading climate historian Wolfgang Behringer provides the first globally comprehensive account of a climate catastrophe that would cast the world into political and social crises for years to come. Concentrating on the period between 1815 and 1820, Behringer shows how this natural occurrence led to worldwide unrest. Analysing events as diverse as the persecution of Jews in Germany, the Peterloo Massacre in the United Kingdom, witch hunts in South Africa and anti-colonial uprisings in Asia, Behringer demonstrates that no region on earth was untouched by the effects of the eruption. Drawing parallels with our world today, Tambora and its aftermath become a case study for how societies and individuals respond to climate change, what risks emerge and how they might be overcome. This comprehensive account of the impact of one of the greatest environmental disasters in human history will be of interest to a wide readership and to anyone seeking to understand better how we might mitigate the effects of climate change.
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The Palgrave Handbook of Climate History

Author: Sam White,Christian Pfister,Franz Mauelshagen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137430206

Category: Science

Page: 656

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This handbook offers the first comprehensive, state-of-the-field guide to past weather and climate and their role in human societies. Bringing together dozens of international specialists from the sciences and humanities, this volume describes the methods, sources, and major findings of historical climate reconstruction and impact research. Its chapters take the reader through each key source of past climate and weather information and each technique of analysis; through each historical period and region of the world; through the major topics of climate and history and core case studies; and finally through the history of climate ideas and science. Using clear, non-technical language, The Palgrave Handbook of Climate History serves as a textbook for students, a reference guide for specialists and an introduction to climate history for scholars and interested readers.
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Cultural Dynamics of Climate Change and the Environment in Northern America

Author: N.A

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004300716

Category: Political Science

Page: 448

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In Cultural Dynamics of Climate Change and the Environment in Northern America academics from various fields such as anthropology, art history, cultural studies, environmental science, history, political science, and sociology explore society–nature interactions in – culturally as well as ecologically – one of the most diverse regions of the world.
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Essentials of Modern Geology

An Environmental Approach

Author: Graham R. Thompson,Jonathan Turk

Publisher: Saunders College Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 407

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A text for the one-term course in physical or combined physical/historical geology.
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Contemporary Authors

Author: Gale Group

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9780787646004

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

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Your students and users will find biographical information on approximately 300 modern writers in this volume of Contemporary Authors® .
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Earth

Past and Present : an Environmental Approach

Author: Graham R. Thompson,Jonathan Turk,Harold Leonard Levin

Publisher: Harcourt College Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 723

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This text combines physical geology topics with historical geology topics into a unified text appropriate for a one-semester course. This introductory level text includes exciting 'Geology and the Environment' boxes as well as interviews with important geologists.
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