Climate Change in Prehistory
The End of the Reign of Chaos
By (author) William James Burroughs
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Climate Change in Prehistory by William James Burroughs
Book DescriptionHow did humankind deal with the extreme challenges of the last Ice Age? How have the relatively benign post-Ice Age conditions affected the evolution and spread of humanity across the globe? By setting our genetic history in the context of climate change during prehistory, the origin of many features of our modern world are identified and presented in this illuminating book. It reviews the aspects of our physiology and intellectual development that have been influenced by climatic factors, and how features of our lives - diet, language and the domestication of animals - are also the product of the climate in which we evolved. In short: climate change in prehistory has in many ways made us what we are today. Climate Change in Prehistory weaves together studies of the climate with anthropological, archaeological and historical studies, and will fascinate all those interested in the effects of climate on human development and history.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521070102
(229mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 31-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author William James Burroughs
Climate Change, Paperback (November 2007)
Updated textbook on climate change for courses in meteorology, oceanography, environmental science, earth science and geography.
Does the Weather Really Matter?, Paperback (October 2005)
This book provides an analysis of the current debate on climatic change, and its possible past and future impacts on all aspects of human society.
Climate Change in Prehistory, Hardback (June 2005)
Weaves together climate research with anthropological and archaeological studies showing how climate change has made us who we are today.
Weather Cycles, Paperback (December 2003)» View all books by William James Burroughs
Completely updated new edition exploring weather cycles for student and expert alike.
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Author Biography - William James Burroughs
Formerly a researcher of atmospheric physics at the UK National Physical Laboratory and a scientific advisor to both UK and US Governments, he is now a professional science writer. This is his tenth book on weather and climate.
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