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Scientists call it the Little Ice Age but its impact was anything but small. From 1300 to 1850, a period of cataclysmic cold caused havoc. It froze Viking colonists in Greenland, accelerated the Black Death in Europe, decimated the Spanish Armada, and helped trigger the French Revolution. The Little...

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Corporate Authors: History Channel (Television network) (Producer), Actuality Productions. (Producer), New Video Group.
Other Authors: Nelson, Ron (Producer), Herrmann, Edward, 1943-2014. (Narrator), Cambou, Don. (Producer)
Format: Video DVD
Language:English
Published: [New York, N.Y.] : A & E Television Networks : Marketed and distributed in the U.S. by New Video, 2005, c2002.
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Summary:Scientists call it the Little Ice Age but its impact was anything but small. From 1300 to 1850, a period of cataclysmic cold caused havoc. It froze Viking colonists in Greenland, accelerated the Black Death in Europe, decimated the Spanish Armada, and helped trigger the French Revolution. The Little Ice Age reshaped the world in ways that now seem the stuff of fantasy: New York Harbor froze and people walked from Manhattan to Staten Island, Eskimos sailed kayaks as far south as Scotland, and "the year without a summer" saw two feet of snow fell on New England one June and July. Could there be another catastrophic cold snap strike in the 21st century? Leading climatologists offer the latest theories, and scholars and historians recreate the history that could be a glimpse of things to come. Face the cold, hard truth of the past--an era that may be a window to our future.
Item Description:Originally broadcast on television as a segment of History Sunday.
Physical Description:1 videodisc (100 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Format:DVD.
Production Credits:Editor, Motoshi Wakabayashi ; camera, Frank DeMarco ... [et al.] ; executive producer, Don Cambou.
Access:FOR HOME USE ONLY.