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The Complete Ice Age How Climate Change Shaped the World

by Brian Fagan

The Complete Ice Age How Climate Change Shaped the World Synopsis

In this book, four leading scientists present the most up-to-date discoveries in the different fields of Ice Age Research. They reveal how the epoch was discovered, the profound climatic fluctuations it generated as ice sheets waxed and waned, and the myriad ways in which humans and animals coped with the changing world they lived in. The final chapter issues a stark warning about the future of our planet and the consequences of our profligate lifestyles. Magnificently illustrated with dramatic photography, explanatory diagrams and reconstruction scenes, The Complete Ice Age shows above all the fragility of our climate system and the power of humans to adapt to the most extreme environmental challenges.

The Complete Ice Age How Climate Change Shaped the World Press Reviews

'A visually pleasing and interesting introduction to the subject for the non-specialist and a useful text at the first-year student level' - Geological Magazine 'Colourful, concise and with lots of up-to-date science, this book hits the spot' - BBC Focus

Book Information

ISBN: 9780500051610
Publication date: 12th October 2009
Author: Brian Fagan
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 240 pages
Categories: Ancient history: to c 500 CE,

About Brian Fagan

Brian Fagan is Emeritus Professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His many books include The First North Americans, Discovery!, and The Complete Ice Age.

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