The Year Without Summer
1816 and the Volcano That Darkened the World and Changed HistoryBook - 2013
As a result of a volcanic eruption in Indonesia in 1815, weather patterns were disrupted worldwide for months and in the U.S., the extraordinary weather produced food shortages, religious revivals, and extensive migration. In Europe, the cold and wet summer led to famine, food riots, transformation of stable communities into bands of wandering beggars, and one of the worst typhus epidemics in history.
Publisher: New York : St Martin's Press, 2013
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 338 p. ; 25 cm
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