Synopses & Reviews
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.
Reissued and updated ten years after its original publication, a dazzlingly original bookfar ahead of its timeexplains how the worlds best-known climate event affect ed the rise and fall of civilizations
About the Author
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.