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World History and Cultural Events Book Group

January 12, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Plaut Room

The World History and Cultural Events Book Group welcomes you to join in to discuss this month’s book The Long Summer: How Climate Changed Civilization by Brian Fagan.  For more than a century we’ve known that much of human evolution occurred in an Ice Age. Starting about 15,000 years ago, temperatures began to rise, the glaciers receded, and sea levels rose. The rise of human civilization and all of recorded history occurred in this warm period, known as the Holocene. Until very recently we had no detailed record of climate changes during the Holocene. Now we do. In this engrossing and captivating look at the human effects of climate variability, Brian Fagan shows how climate functioned as what the historian Paul Kennedy described as one of the “deeper transformations” of history — a more important historical factor than we understand.

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Brian Murray Fagan (born 1 August 1936[1]) is a prolific British author of popular archaeology books and a professor emeritus of Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

 

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Date:
January 12, 2022
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Plaut Room
151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Phone:
2035945003