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A history of the Medieval Warm period, from c. 800 to 1200 CE, emphasizing that the greatest danger from global warming is drought.
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1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus, by Charles Mann.
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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.
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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.
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Dear apocafic writers: Start here. Dear post-apocalypse movie directors, sf writers, horror writers: You, too.
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The original rollerskate tour of the impact of disease on world history. One of the books that has influenced my thinking the most.
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Good on archaeology, soul-searingly good on the colonial era, the only significant gap is that there is little about Islam.
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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.
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The book that set the standard for in the study of commodities in human history and thought.
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