The Year Without Summer

The Year Without Summer
Publisher St. Martin's Press
Release Date
Category History
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9781250012067
Rating 2.5/5 from 4 reviews
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Like Winchester's Krakatoa, The Year Without Summer reveals a year of dramatic global change long forgotten by history In the tradition of Krakatoa, The World Without Us, and Guns, Germs and Steel comes a sweeping history of the year that became known as 18-hundred-and-froze-to-death. 1816 was a remarkable year—mostly for the fact that there was no summer. As a result of a volcanic eruption in Indonesia, weather patterns were disrupted worldwide for months, allowing for excessive rain, frost, and snowfall through much of the Northeastern U.S. and Europe in the summer of 1816. In the U.S., the extraordinary weather produced food shortages, religious revivals, and extensive migration from New England to the Midwest. In Europe, the cold and wet summer led to famine, food riots, the transformation of stable communities into wandering beggars, and one of the worst typhus epidemics in history. 1816 was the year Frankenstein was written. It was also the year Turner painted his fiery sunsets. All of these things are linked to global climate change—something we are quite aware of now, but that was utterly mysterious to people in the nineteenth century, who concocted all sorts of reasons for such an ungenial season. Making use of a wealth of source material and employing a compelling narrative approach featuring peasants and royalty, politicians, writers, and scientists, The Year Without Summer by William K. Klingaman and Nicholas P. Klingaman examines not only the climate change engendered by this event, but also its effects on politics, the economy, the arts, and social structures.

The Year Without Summer
  • Author : William K. Klingaman,Nicholas P. Klingaman
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2013-02-26

Like Winchester's Krakatoa, The Year Without Summer reveals a year of dramatic global change long forgotten by history In the tradition of Krakatoa, The World Without Us, and Guns, Germs and Steel comes a sweeping history of the year that became known as 18-hundred-and-froze-to-death. 1816 was a remarkable year—mostly for

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The Year of No Summer
  • Author : Rachel Lebowitz
  • Publisher : Biblioasis
  • Release Date : 2018-03-20

On April 10th, 1815, Indonesia’s Mount Tambora erupted. Th e resulting build-up of ash in the stratosphere altered weather pat-terns and led, in 1816, to a year without summer. Instead, there were June snowstorms, food shortages, epidemics, inventions, and the proliferation of new cults and religious revivals. Hauntingly meaningful in today’

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The Year Without Summer
  • Author : Guinevere Glasfurd
  • Publisher : Two Roads
  • Release Date : 2020-02-06

'VIVID, VIBRANT, HARD TO PUT DOWN' Hilary Spurling, author of Matisse the Master 'ASTONISHING, RIVETING, MASTERFUL, POETIC' Emily Rapp, author of The Still Point of the Turning World 'A WORLDWIDE CANVAS BROUGHT TO LIFE IN VIVID, HEARTBREAKING DETAIL' Marianne Kavanagh, author of For Once In My Life 1815, Sumbawa Island, Indonesia

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The Year Without Summer
  • Author : William K. Klingaman,Nicholas P. Klingaman
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Release Date : 2014-03-11

Like Winchester's Krakatoa, The Year Without Summer reveals a year of dramatic global change long forgotten by history In the tradition of Krakatoa, The World Without Us, and Guns, Germs and Steel comes a sweeping history of the year that became known as 18-hundred-and-froze-to-death. 1816 was a remarkable year—mostly for

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Tambora and the Year without a Summer
  • Author : Wolfgang Behringer
  • Publisher : Polity
  • Release Date : 2019-07-01

In 1816, the climate went berserk. The winter brought extreme cold, and torrential rains unleashed massive flooding in Asia. Western Europe and North America experienced a ‘year without a summer’, while failed harvests in 1817 led to the ‘year of famine’. At the time, nobody knew that all these disturbances were the

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Jane and the Year without a Summer
  • Author : Stephanie Barron
  • Publisher : Soho Press
  • Release Date : 2022-02-08

"If you have a Jane Austen-would-have-been-my-best-friend complex, look no further . . . [Barron] has painstakingly sifted through the famed author's letters and writings, as well as extensive biographical information, to create a finely detailed portrait of Austen's life—with a dash of fictional murder . . . Some of the most enjoyable, well-written fanfic ever

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The Summer That Never Was
  • Author : Peter Robinson
  • Publisher : Inspector Banks series
  • Release Date : 2021-05-27

Alan Banks must return home and face the greatest fear of his childhood. The Summer That Never Was is Peter Robinson's thirteenth novel in the Inspector Banks series, which inspired the major British ITV drama DCI Banks.

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The Vampyre
  • Author : John William Polidori
  • Publisher : Graphic Arts Books
  • Release Date : 2021-03-09

When Aubrey, a young Englishman, meets a mysterious man from London high society, Lord Ruthven, they become unlikely friends. Shortly after, Aubrey decides to accompany the noble on a trip to Rome. However, when a moral disagreement arises between the two, Aubrey decides to leave Ruthven in Rome, and goes

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iGen
  • Author : Jean M. Twenge
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-08-22

As seen in Time, USA TODAY, The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, and on CBS This Morning, BBC, PBS, CNN, and NPR, iGen is crucial reading to understand how the children, teens, and young adults born in the mid-1990s and later are vastly different from their Millennial predecessors, and

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Volcano Weather
  • Author : Henry M. Stommel,Elizabeth Stommel
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1983

Examines the influence of the eruption of the Indonesian volcano, Mount Tambora, on the weather conditions in Europe and New England.

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Silent Spring
  • Author : Rachel Carson
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2002

Discusses the reckless annihilation of fish and birds by the use of pesticides and warns of the possible genetic effects on humans.

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The Alchemist
  • Author : Paulo Coelho
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2015-02-24

A special 25th anniversary edition of the extraordinary international bestseller, including a new Foreword by Paulo Coelho. Combining magic, mysticism, wisdom and wonder into an inspiring tale of self-discovery, The Alchemist has become a modern classic, selling millions of copies around the world and transforming the lives of countless readers

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • Author : J.K. Rowling
  • Publisher : Pottermore Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-12-08

'There is a plot, Harry Potter. A plot to make most terrible things happen at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry this year.' Harry Potter's summer has included the worst birthday ever, doomy warnings from a house-elf called Dobby, and rescue from the Dursleys by his friend Ron Weasley

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The Year Without a Summer
  • Author : Charles River Editors
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 2017-11-17

*Includes pictures *Includes contemporary accounts of the eruption and the environmental effects *Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading "On my trip towards the western part of the island, I passed through nearly the whole of Dompo and a considerable part of Bima. The extreme misery to which

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The Summer Called Angel
  • Author : Sola Olu
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Pub
  • Release Date : 2012-11-01

The Summer Called Angel -a story of hope on the journey through Prematurity” is a powerful and inspiring story about the author; Sola Olu's experience with preeclampsia and prematurity.Premature birth remains the number one killer of newborns in the United States. In fact, with approximately 1 in 8 pregnancies resulting in

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