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The Curse of Akkad: Climate Upheavals That Rocked Human History

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Dramatic accounts of turbulent natural forces that shaped civilizations.

When Sargon of Akkad created the world's first empire 4,000 years ago, he thought none could conquer his powerful kingdom. He was wrong. A disastrous drought in Mesopotamia helped topple the Akkadian civilization.

Similar climate-related events rocked other civilizations. Ancient Rome experienced a catastrophic 18 months of darkness, possibly from a volcanic eruption half a world away. Mayan society in Mexico began to crumble when fresh water became scarce. And both ancient Egypt and ancient China were transformed by failed crops and starving citizens.

While many wonder how today's warming climate will affect our future, The Curse of Akkad explores capricious climate shifts of the past. From an ice age that gave humans an evolutionary leg up to an El Ni-o that frustrated the battle plans of Hitler, author Peter Christie shows that the prevailing weather of a place is not simply a backdrop to important events, but often a critical player.

The Curse of Akkad is an acclaimed writer's exciting and enlightening look at climate's frequent place at the helm of human history.

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Climate has long affected civilization. Drought helped topple the first empire in Akkad, Mesopotamia 4000 years ago, and similar events rocked the Mayan and Roman empires. This book explores the effect of climate shifts, from the Ice Age to the present.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781554511181
Author:
Christie, Peter
Publisher:
Annick Press
Subject:
Science & Nature - Environmental Science & Eco Logy
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Climatic changes
Subject:
Climatic changes -- History.
Subject:
Climate and civilization - History
Subject:
Childrens Science
Publication Date:
20080331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8.02x5.87x.35 in. .40 lbs.
Age Level:
11-17

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"Synopsis" by , Climate has long affected civilization. Drought helped topple the first empire in Akkad, Mesopotamia 4000 years ago, and similar events rocked the Mayan and Roman empires. This book explores the effect of climate shifts, from the Ice Age to the present.
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