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Geoffrey Parker: "El siglo maldito. Climas, guerras y catástrofes en el siglo XVII". Pdf descargable ▶️ https://bit.ly/2yhqqaX #libros #historiauniversal #sigloxvii #librosdescargables #lecturasdeverano #geoffreyparker

New book.

I've been challenging myself to get further and further away from subjects I've studied, researched, or read about, in the past.
Environmental history and indigenous history has held my attention for a while but I feel like a phase shift and this book seems to be what I need.

The 17th century interests me as a period that's bracketed by the Renaissance and the rise of Europe's empires and with that globalization.

It marks the transition between medieval economics and the earliest forms of capitalism.

Much of the world suffered environmental, political and religious turmoil. A super state that nobody has heard of (Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth) collapsed. The world was embroiled in more wars than in any other era until the 1940s. Evidence suggests up to 30% of the world's population may have perished from disease, starvation or conflict
I'm excited to see how Parker structures his approach in this massive book.
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Apocalypse Now, Then, and Yet to Come
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This edition of #booksinthrees is basically screaming about the end of the world. Global Crisis focuses not on what we did ― the 17th century experienced a global cooling period due to few solar flares and lots of volcanic activity ― but how it took a long time to stop doing things that made it worse.
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Perpetual war between empires was one thing, and they consumed every empire from the New World to the Far East. But war is pretty much a topic that Friedman’s keen to avoid, particularly when it comes to a certain red-white-and-blue empire. But the effects are no less clear: displacement, conflict, suffering. Friedman also likes the notion of impersonal forces, but most are related to tech ― and he urges us to adapt, because the self-multiplying tech leviathan has already been released. But it’s about the environment, too. =
Nature will go on, even if we go away. Both Thank you for being late and The world without us dwell on the idea of nature as a powerful, adaptive force that will easily get over our self-destruction. World takes it for granted that we’re gone, but Thank you tries to convince us that hope lies in local, decentralized attempts to cope and survive: a nostalgic view of family, community and old time religion. Global Crisis preaches the opposite: it’s only large-scale, nationwide efforts that helped create a more just, if far from perfect, society. And the only hope we have in the face of climate-related disasters that still may spell our doom.
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Any apocalyptic page-turners on your shelves? =
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⚜️Sochi Backgammon World Series⚜️
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💥DAY 1!💥
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New tournament, new trophies, the start of a new tradition!!!👌🏻🎲🏆 #SochiBackgammonWorldSeries #sochibgws #backgammonworldseries

Geoffrey Parker
Snakeskin/Swarovski Backgammon
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Bound in exotic turquoise & navy Water Snake leather
Trimmed with Swarvorski crystals
Leather & nickel giant Doubling cube
Nickel locks & a hand stitched solid leather carrying handle
Precision dice
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Due to high demand we’ve had to increase our lead time to 16 weeks minimum⠀

If you'd like to purchase & have a date you need the product for, please order early and let us know so we can help in any way we can! #geoffreyParker #luxury #handmade #Bespoke #monopoly#poker #exclusive #designer #worthwaitingfor #exclusivelifestyle #bespokedesign #madeinengland #shoplocal #supportbritish #england #workmanship #craftsman #craft #yacht #luxuryhotel #yachtlife

Our American girl CYO decided to spend some time reading 📖. Love how the hand bound midget version Robert Burn’s poem matches our normal sized one! Now if they are both green...#americangirldoll #americangirldolls #americangirlbrand #dollphotography #createyourownag #robertburns #goodreads #geoffreyparker #heritagepress

Erdhi pranvera plot Elegance! •

Një numër kushtuar ngjyrave, luleve, gurëve të çmuar dhe modës.
Shumë udhëtime, life style, arkitekturë, interior, kuzhinë, art e libra.
Me personazhe si @manent18 , @anisallmuca , @brisisbijoux .
Pasion për punimet e lëkurës, në një intervistë me @goldenhandsartstudio .
Modelet e angazhuara përtej fotografisë, @elena_lika dhe @meggluka .
Nërkaq jemi munduar të zbulojmë më shumë rreth gazetares së kulturës @leontinanika , me 10 pyetjet tona pikante.
Pesë ditë kushtuar stilit me @lindadido__
Stil dhe personalitet nga bukuroshja @kristasblog
Për të mos u humbur intervista me diplomatin artist Geoffrey Parker. •

Për këto dhe një pafundësi sugjerimesh rreth fashion, modës dhe tendencës numri i ri rezervon shumë surpriza.
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TGIF 💛 UNION and MAIN is obsessed with these gorgeous backgammon sets. It’s the perfect luxury gift @geoffreyparker_

Global Crisis: War, Climate Change & Catastrophe in the 17th Century - Geoffrey Parker
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This book was breathtaking ― particulaly if you read it in bed like I did. It weighs about a kilo and half, runs 700 large-format pages (not including endnotes), and will tell you everything you never thought to ask about a period you might not know much about: the General Crisis of the 17th century.
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A century-long combination of almost no solar flares (which normally warm the planet), El Nino activity (which screws up global monsoon cycles), and intense volcanic activity (which blots out the sun) meant the global temperature dropped by 1.5 degrees C for most of the century. If that doesn’t sound like much, Parker’s so good at is showing precisely how disastrous it is: a global mean means much higher temperature drops at even slight increases in altitude. The result? Famine after bad harvest after famine. And mass death, with perhaps ⅓ of the the world population dying off. No, it wasn’t man-made climate change, but ruling men made it almost universally worse: disastrous wars across the world (from the Thirty Years’ War in central Europe, to the English Revolution, to the Manchu invasion, etc. etc.) funded by impossible tax increases on the poor and middle classes. Which led to bloody revolt almost everywhere. -
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The organization is brilliant: Parker gives you both facts/dates/chronologies and big picture themes, and layer upon layer builds a rich picture of a miserable era. The last section analyzes how humans emerged from the crisis even when the colder climate stubbornly persisted (hint: it’s easier to rule when you have ⅓ less mouths to feed). But it’s also a story of hope ― how most governments woke up to the idea of public works and welfare to help those in need manage the crisis.
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His conclusion pokes the finger at today’s governments: whatever the cause we should be much more prepared for inevitable climate-induced disasters. They will come, he says. They will kill. You’ve had 400 years of warning. You can, and should, do something about it. With welfare and relief after, of course, but also prevention: which they say is worth at least a kilo and a half of cure.

It's the last day of the Nordic Backgammon Championship! The winner will be the owner of this gorgeous Geoffrey Parker board, handmade in our workshop in England.
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We're getting ready for our Easter break! Please be aware our offices will be closed on Friday 30th and we will re-open on the 3rd of April.
To all of our international clients, we'd like to apologise for any inconvenience and wish all our customers a wonderful weekend. #easter #backgammon #luxurygames #geoffreyparker #handmade #craftsman #england #british #english #design #designer #bespoke #custom #luxurymade #luxury #luxurydesign #beautiful #exclusive #happy #dreamhome #interiordesign #interiordesigner #design

Coming to see your games made by hand at our workshops can be a truly magical experience! #snow #snowy #snowydrive #enterance #workshops #workshop #luxury #luxurygames #geoffreyparker #countryside #gamesroom #ultimateluxury #bespoke #designer #games #boardgames

We’ve experienced another day of snow with yet more to come! We’re lucky to be based on the Essex countryside but when it snows it feels very remote! .
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