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Brian M. Fagan
Brian Fagan was born in England and studied archaeology at Pembroke College, Cambridge. He was Keeper of Prehistory at the Livingstone Museum, Zambia, from 1959-1965. During six years in Zambia and one in East Africa, he was deeply involved in fieldwork on multidisciplinary African history and in... show more

Brian Fagan was born in England and studied archaeology at Pembroke College, Cambridge. He was Keeper of Prehistory at the Livingstone Museum, Zambia, from 1959-1965. During six years in Zambia and one in East Africa, he was deeply involved in fieldwork on multidisciplinary African history and in monuments conservation. He came to the United States in 1966 and was Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, from 1967 to 2004, when he became Emeritus. Since coming to Santa Barbara, Brian has specialized in communicating archaeology to general audiences through lecturing, writing, and other media. He is regarded as one of the world's leading archaeological and historical writers and is widely respected popular lecturer about the past. His many books include three volumes for the National Geographic Society, including the bestselling Adventure of Archaeology. Other works include The Rape of the Nile, a classic history of archaeologists and tourists along the Nile, and four books on ancient climate change and human societies, Floods, Famines, and Emperors (on El Niños), The Little Ice Age, and The Long Summer, an account of warming and humanity since the Great Ice Age. His most recent climatic work describes the Medieval Warm Period: The Great Warming: Climate Change and the Rise and Fall of Civilizations. His other books include Chaco Canyon: Archaeologists Explore the Lives of an Ancient Society and Fish on Friday: Feasting, Fasting, and the Discovery of the New World and Cro-Magnon: How the Ice Age gave birth to the First Modern Humans. His recently published Elixir: A History of Water and Humankind extends his climatic research to the most vital of all resources for humanity.Brian has been sailing since he was eight years old and learnt his cruising in the English Channel and North Sea. He has sailed thousands of miles in European waters, across the Atlantic, and in the Pacific. He is author of the Cruising Guide to Central and Southern California, which has been a widely used set of sailing directions since 1979. An ardent bicyclist, he lives in Santa Barbara with his life Lesley and daughter Ana.
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Elentarri's Book Blog rated it 2 years ago
TITLE: The Intimate Bond: How Animals Shaped Human History AUTHOR: Brian M. Fagan DATE PUBLISHED: 2015 FORMAT: Hardcover ISBN-13: 9781620405727 _____________________ DESCRIPTION: "Animals, and our ever-changing relationship with them, have left an indelible mark on human history. F...
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Elentarri's Book Blog rated it 3 years ago
TITLE: The Attacking Ocean AUTHOR: Brian Fagan DATE PUBLISHED: 2013 FORMAT: ebook ISBN-13: 9781608196951 ________________________ In this book, Brian Fagan takes a look at the changing sea levels over the entire span of human civilization, from the end of the Ice Age to our current ...
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This is an interesting survey of the impact of climate change on man in the last 18,000 or so years (since the last ice age). Fagan knows his material, as he is a distinguished anthropologist. However, in reading the material on effects of climate change in the historical era, I think he sometime...
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Chris' Fish Place rated it 8 years ago
I quite honestly didn’t think I would enjoy this book quite as much as I did. This was really fascinating, so fascinating that it was totally absorbing. While accessible to the common reader, Fagan’s book is one that students could use, so it can, at times, be technical. Still fascinating. Thoug...
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BOOKWRAITHS REVIEWS rated it 8 years ago
The premise of this book seemed interesting: how extreme weather patterns influenced the rise and fall of civilizations through history. Climate change is in the news almost daily these days, and I've watched the people on the Weather Channel explain El Nino before so I thought "Hey, this might be...
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