Instantly download your eBooks and Audiobooks as soon as your purchase is completed. Save your ebooks and audiobooks onto any device as many times as you need. Automatic instant delivery 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The Fate of Rome: Climate, Disease, and the End of an Empire by Kyle Harper pdf
Here is the monumental retelling of one of the most consequential chapters of human history: the fall of the Roman Empire. The Fate of Rome is the first book to examine the catastrophic role that climate change and infectious diseases played in the collapse of Rome’s power—a story of nature’s triumph over human ambition.
Interweaving a grand historical narrative with cutting-edge climate science and genetic discoveries, Kyle Harper traces how the fate of Rome was decided not just by emperors, soldiers, and barbarians but also by volcanic eruptions, solar cycles, climate instability, and devastating viruses and bacteria. He takes readers from Rome’s pinnacle in the second century, when the empire seemed an invincible superpower, to its unraveling by the seventh century, when Rome was politically fragmented and materially depleted. Harper describes how the Romans were resilient in the face of enormous environmental stress, until the besieged empire could no longer withstand the combined challenges of a “little ice age” and recurrent outbreaks of bubonic plague.
A poignant reflection on humanity’s intimate relationship with the environment, The Fate of Romeprovides a sweeping account of how one of history’s greatest civilizations encountered and endured, yet ultimately succumbed to the cumulative burden of nature’s violence. The example of Rome is a timely reminder that climate change and germ evolution have shaped the world we inhabit—in ways that are surprising and profound.
HOW IT WORKS
- Shop and place all of your items in cart.
- Complete checkout and payment.
- You will be given a private download link for each item.
- Download and transfer items to whichever device you choose.
You can buy as many ebooks and audiobooks as you need in one order, once your payment is completed you will be taken to the order page where you will be given access to download all of your items all at once or one by one, you are free to come back and re download your items as many times as you need.
*Note, this item is a Digital Download and not a physically shipped product, this item is sold as is, sale is final once completed. This policy has been established to combat against fraudulent returns along with non-refundable licensing fees and charges that are incurred from each sale. Please see our terms and conditions page for complete details thanks