About this book
Parker's demonstration of the link between climate change and worldwide catastrophe 350 years ago is a major historical achievement, and the contemporary implications of his study are equally important.
The calamities of the mid-seventeenth century were not only unprecedented, they were agonisingly widespread. The author examines first-hand accounts of men and women throughout the world describing what they saw and suffered during a sequence of political, economic and social crises that stretched from 1618 to the 1680s.
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