By William Rosen
In may possibly 1315, it began to rain. For the seven disastrous years that undefined, Europeans will be visited through a chain of curses unseen because the 3rd booklet of Exodus: floods, ice, disasters of vegetation and farm animals, and epidemics not only of ailment, yet of pike, sword, and spear. All advised, six million lives—one-eighth of Europe’s overall population—would be lost.
With a category-defying wisdom of technology and historical past, William Rosen tells the beautiful tale of the oft-overlooked nice Famine with wit and drama and demonstrates what all of it capacity for today’s discussions of weather change.
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