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Published by Polity in Cambridge, UK, Malden, MA .
Written in English


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Explores the latest historical research on the development of the earth"s climate, showing how even minor changes in the climate could result in major social, political, and religious upheavals.

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StatementWolfgang Behringer ; translated by Patrick Camiller
Classifications
LC ClassificationsGF71 .B4413 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 295 p. :
Number of Pages295
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24528807M
ISBN 100745645283, 0745645291
ISBN 109780745645285, 9780745645292
LC Control Number2010481028
OCLC/WorldCa317453586

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A Cultural History of English Weather, Author: Vladimir Janković; Publisher: Manchester University Press ISBN: Category: England Page: View: DOWNLOAD NOW» This is a study of the 18th-century engagements with the climate, showing how people and scientists made their way in an environment of inclement weather and how . Full Description: "Charting innovative directions in the environmental humanities, this book examines the cultural history of climate change under three broad headings: history, writing and politics. Climate change compels us to rethink many of our traditional means of historical understanding, and demands new ways of relating human knowledge, action and .   Geographical "Behringer's cultural history of climate shows that today's concern with global warming is only the latest example of humankind's preoccupation with weather and climate. He provides a careful and realistic view of the /5(95).   The author of A Cultural History of Climate, German historian Wolfgang Behringer, could hardly have foreseen this latest turn in the story of climate change. The book was originally published in German as Kulturgeschichte des Klimas in , but has only recently been translated into English.

Wolfgang Behringer (born J in Munich) is a German historian specialising in the witchcraft beliefs of Early Modern has worked at both the University of Munich and the University of Bonn as well as published multiple books. He is the author of the book Shaman of Oberstdorf. He also authored A Cultural History of published in German in , Authority control: BIBSYS: , . Charting innovative directions in the environmental humanities, this book examines the cultural history of climate change under three broad headings: history, writing and politics. Climate change compels us to rethink many of our traditional means of . ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xix, pages: illustrations ; 25 cm. Contents: Climates of history, cultures of climate / Tom Bristow and Thomas H. Ford --Voices of endurance: climate and the power of oral history / Deb Anderson --Rethinking seasons: changing climate, changing time / Chris O'Brien - . About this book. Charting innovative directions in the environmental humanities, A Cultural History of Climate Change examines the cultural history of climate change under three broad headings: history, writing and politics. Climate change compels us to rethink many of our traditional means of historical understanding, and demands new ways of relating human .