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The Resource A cold welcome : the Little Ice Age and Europe's encounter with North America, Sam White

A cold welcome : the Little Ice Age and Europe's encounter with North America, Sam White

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A cold welcome : the Little Ice Age and Europe's encounter with North America
Title
A cold welcome
Title remainder
the Little Ice Age and Europe's encounter with North America
Statement of responsibility
Sam White
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
When Europeans first arrived in North America, they found an often harsh and unfamiliar land in the grip of the coldest age for millennia: the "Little Ice Age." Spanish, French, and English alike faced a century of disasters, setbacks, and failures on the way to their first enduring footholds on the continent. All the while, the vagaries and extremes of North America's Little Ice Age climate posed new threats and challenges, shaping the course of colonial history. A Cold Welcome tells the fascinating and often forgotten tale of Europe's first encounters with a new continent, and the first settlements of the US and Canada. Drawing on wide-ranging interdisciplinary research in many languages, Sam White brings together the parallel histories of the Spanish, French, and English in North America, and the Native Americans they encountered, from the earliest expeditions to the perilous first winters at Jamestown, Quebec, and Santa Fe. A Cold Welcome weaves together evidence from climatology, archaeology, and human history to tell a new story of America's colonial beginnings--one both novel and yet relevant and familiar for a world now facing an uncertain future of environmental and climatic change.--
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1980-
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White, Sam
Dewey number
970.01
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E46
LC item number
.W48 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Europeans
  • Indians of North America
  • Human beings
  • Archaeology and history
  • North America
  • North America
Label
A cold welcome : the Little Ice Age and Europe's encounter with North America, Sam White
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-349) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Where everything must be burning -- Such great snows we thought we were dead men -- The land itself would wage war -- Bitter remedies -- We had changed summer with winter -- Destroyed with cruel disease -- Our former hopes were frozen to death -- Winter for eight months and hell for four -- Death follows us everywhere -- Such wonders of afflictions -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn981979728
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 361 pages
Isbn
9780674971929
Lccn
2017016539
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027526039
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
A cold welcome : the Little Ice Age and Europe's encounter with North America, Sam White
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-349) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Where everything must be burning -- Such great snows we thought we were dead men -- The land itself would wage war -- Bitter remedies -- We had changed summer with winter -- Destroyed with cruel disease -- Our former hopes were frozen to death -- Winter for eight months and hell for four -- Death follows us everywhere -- Such wonders of afflictions -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn981979728
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 361 pages
Isbn
9780674971929
Lccn
2017016539
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027526039
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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