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Floods, famines, and emperors : El Niño and the fate of civilizations, Brian Fagan

Label
Floods, famines, and emperors : El Niño and the fate of civilizations
Title
Floods, famines, and emperors
Title remainder
El Niño and the fate of civilizations
Statement of responsibility
Brian Fagan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • This volume examines the social effects of El Niño and other powerful weather phenomena. The author provides examples of how cultures have adapted to stressful weather and the ways in which climatic alterations have changed the course of history. From droughts in ancient Egypt to monsoons in India, the far-reaching effects of meteorology's tantrums have deeply affected the way humans live in the world. He explains El Niños "discovery" and includes useful maps and diagrams and simple and historical treatments of topics such as monsoons, ENSO, and the North Atlantic Oscillation
  • In this dazzlingly original new book, archaeologist Brian Fagan shows that short-term climate shifts have been a major--and hitherto unrecogonized--force in history. El Nino-driven droughts have brought on the collapse of dynasties in Egypt; El Nino monsoon failures have caused historic famines in India; and El Nino floods have destroyed whole civilizations in Peru. Other short-term climate changes may have caused the mysterious abandonment of the Anasizi dwellings of the American Southwest and the collapse of the ancient Maya empire, as well as changed the course of European history
Cataloging source
OCoLC-P
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fagan, Brian M
Dewey number
363.34/92
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GC296.8.E4
LC item number
F34 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • El Niño Current
  • Climatic changes
  • Climate and civilization
  • Human beings
  • Climat
  • Homme
  • El Niño, Courant
  • Climate and civilization
  • Climatic changes
  • Human beings
  • Pacific Ocean
  • Klimaatveranderingen
  • Menselijk bestaan
  • Wereldgeschiedenis
Label
Floods, famines, and emperors : El Niño and the fate of civilizations, Brian Fagan
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0831/99215189-d.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-275) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
[pt. 1:] The Christmas Child. The great visitation -- Guano happens -- ENSO -- The North Atlantic oscillation -- [pt. 2:] El Niños in antiquity. A time of warming -- Pharaohs in crisis -- The Moche Lords -- The classic Maya collapse -- The ancient ones -- [pt. 3:] Climate change and the stream of time. The little ice age -- "Drought follows the plow" -- El Niños that shook the world -- The fate of civilizations
Control code
ocm40743181
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xix, 284 pages
Isbn
9780465011209
Lccn
99215189
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o40743181
  • (OCoLC)40743181
Label
Floods, famines, and emperors : El Niño and the fate of civilizations, Brian Fagan
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0831/99215189-d.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-275) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
[pt. 1:] The Christmas Child. The great visitation -- Guano happens -- ENSO -- The North Atlantic oscillation -- [pt. 2:] El Niños in antiquity. A time of warming -- Pharaohs in crisis -- The Moche Lords -- The classic Maya collapse -- The ancient ones -- [pt. 3:] Climate change and the stream of time. The little ice age -- "Drought follows the plow" -- El Niños that shook the world -- The fate of civilizations
Control code
ocm40743181
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xix, 284 pages
Isbn
9780465011209
Lccn
99215189
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o40743181
  • (OCoLC)40743181

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