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Tag Archives: world history
Book of January 3, 2010
A history of the Medieval Warm period, from c. 800 to 1200 CE, emphasizing that the greatest danger from global warming is drought.
Book of December 30, 2009
1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus, by Charles Mann.
Book of December 14, 2009
My children learned more world history from Gonick’s series than I knew until after college. In a just world, it would be the basis of every high school history curriculum.
Book of December 7, 2009
Which languages have grown and spread? Which have changed, and which get cultivated as “classical” fossils? A rollerskate tour of history with a somewhat different take than the usual.
Book of December 3, 2009
Dear apocafic writers: Start here. Dear post-apocalypse movie directors, sf writers, horror writers: You, too.
Book of November 29, 2009
The original rollerskate tour of the impact of disease on world history. One of the books that has influenced my thinking the most.
Book of November 14, 2009
Good on archaeology, soul-searingly good on the colonial era, the only significant gap is that there is little about Islam.
Book of November 10, 2009
The book that made Paul Krugman want to be a psychohistorian when he grew up. I wanted to either be a psychohistorian, or to just be Isaac Asimov.
Book of October 4, 2009
The book that set the standard for in the study of commodities in human history and thought.