Floods, Famines, and Emperors: El Nino and the Fate of Civilizations

Author(s): Brian Fagan

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In 1999, few people had thought to examine the effects of climate on civilization. Now, due in part to the groundbreaking work of archaeologist Brian Fagan, climate change is a central issue. Revised and updated ten years after its first publication, Floods, Famines and Emperors remains the definitive account of how the worlds best-known climate event had an indelible impact on history.


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Brian Fagan is Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. A former Guggenheim Fellow, he has written many internationally acclaimed books of popular archaeology, including The Great Warming, The Rape of the Nile, The Little Ice Age, and The Long Summer. He lives in Santa Barbara. www.brianfagan.com

General Fields

  • : 9780465005307
  • : The Perseus Books Group
  • : Basic Books
  • : January 2009
  • : 203mm X 135mm X 30mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Illustrations, maps
  • : 368
  • : 363.3492
  • : Revised edition
  • : Paperback
  • : Brian Fagan