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The Palgrave Handbook of Climate History

Editors: White, Sam, Pfister, Christian, Mauelshagen, Franz (Eds.)

  • Responds to current global warming concerns and explores the history of climate changes
  • Explores both weather and climate history in its relationship with human history
  • Brings together scholars from the humanities and the sciences to explore climate history
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eBook £40.99
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  • Due: January 21, 2018
  • ISBN 978-1-137-43020-5
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Hardcover £135.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • Due: January 21, 2018
  • ISBN 978-1-137-43019-9
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About this book


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.


About the authors

Sam White is Associate Professor of Environmental History at the Ohio State University, USA and author of the award-winning book The Climate of Rebellion in the Early Modern Ottoman Empire (2011), among other publications.  He is also co-founder and director of the Climate History Network.

 

Christian Pfister is Professor Emeritus and Senior Researcher at the Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research at the University of Bern, Switzerland. He has published 11 books and more than 200 articles. He is co-founder of the European Society for Environmental History (ESEH).

 

Franz Mauelshagen is a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies in Potsdam, Germany. He has published several books, including the award-winning Wunderkammer auf Papier (A Cabinet of Curiosities on Paper, 2011), and more than 50 articles on the history of science, disasters, climate, and the Anthropocene. 

Buy this book

eBook £40.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • Due: January 21, 2018
  • ISBN 978-1-137-43020-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover £135.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • Due: January 21, 2018
  • ISBN 978-1-137-43019-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Palgrave Handbook of Climate History
Editors
  • Sam White
  • Christian Pfister
  • Franz Mauelshagen
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-43020-5
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-43020-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-43019-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IV, 608
Number of Illustrations and Tables
17 b/w illustrations, 57 illustrations in colour
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