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ISBN-13: 978-0415127349 ISBN-10: 0415127343 Edition: 2nd

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 2 edition (August 16, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415127343
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415127349
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.4 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,746,715 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From reviews of the first edition:

. . . written in a popular style that allows the book to be effectively used by readers not formally trained in the atmospheric sciences. Geographers across the discipline will be comfortable with the technical level used throughout the book.
Economic Geography

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uL This fascinating book builds upon a lifetime of study of past climates. . . . The book is strongly recommended to all who need to assess the significance of climatic change.
Australian Meteorological Magazine

Any book from the prolific pen of Professor Hubert Lamb is always welcome, as one knows that it will be entertaining, wide-ranging and full of good sense. The present work is no exception.
International Journal of Environmental Studies

Climate, History and the Modern World will join that list of very important books which achieve a wide readership, perhaps fuel a next stage of thinking about the subject . . ..
Progress in Human Geography

About the Author

H. H. Lamb is Emeritus Professor in the School of Environmental Sciences and was the founder and first director of the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia.

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28 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Pamela Cook on October 8, 2000
Format: Paperback
I used this book as a reference to write a position paper on global warming for a graduate course in Environmental Science. Professor Lamb's book is a fascinating account of how climate has impacted human history. Originally published in 1982 the new edition (1995) includes material on global warming, atmospheric pollution, population growth, and implications for future climatic fluctuations. This is a one stop reference.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By William C. Foster on December 30, 2008
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Lamb's subject is global and his coverage reflects it. It is his lack of balance that bothers me. His origial work all but ignored North America; this was .corrected somewhat in the second edition. But there is substantial evidence of the Medieval Warm Period and the Little Ice Age in archeological studies and in 16th and 17th century diaries and journals of European expeitions in North America that Lamb ignors. Still, no one else has focused on the available information in any systematic way that has been published to my knowledge...so five stars...there simply is nothing better on North America to date.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Frank Watlington on May 22, 2013
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Lamb's exhaustive survey is not only dated but flawed by his anglo-eurocentric perspective. South America and the Caribean are left out and virtually ignored (except for the Mayan realm). No mention is made of the El Niño phenomenon although the subject was well established by the date of his second edition. Even Columbus went unmentioned, as well as a vast scientific literature in Spanish.
Francisco Watlington, Ph.D
Professor of Geography
University of Puerto Rico
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