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The Resource The fate of Rome : climate, disease, and the end of an empire, Kyle Harper, (SOUND RECORDING)

The fate of Rome : climate, disease, and the end of an empire, Kyle Harper, (SOUND RECORDING)

Label
The fate of Rome : climate, disease, and the end of an empire
Title
The fate of Rome
Title remainder
climate, disease, and the end of an empire
Statement of responsibility
Kyle Harper
Creator
Contributor
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 Rome provides a sweeping account of how one of history's greatest civilizations encountered, endured, yet ultimately succumbed to the cumulative burden of nature's violence
Cataloging source
RECBX
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1979-
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Harper, Kyle
Dewey number
937/.06
Form of composition
not applicable
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not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
history
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Narrated by Andrew Garman
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Garman, Andrew
  • Recorded Books, Inc
Series statement
ITK audio
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  • Diseases
  • Climatic changes
  • Rome
  • Rome
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Label
The fate of Rome : climate, disease, and the end of an empire, Kyle Harper, (SOUND RECORDING)
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Publication
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  • Title from container
  • Compact disc
  • In container (17 cm.)
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1011476212
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
13 audio discs (15 hr., 25 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781501975653
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
C05008
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)1011476212
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The fate of Rome : climate, disease, and the end of an empire, Kyle Harper, (SOUND RECORDING)
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Compact disc
  • In container (17 cm.)
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1011476212
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
13 audio discs (15 hr., 25 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781501975653
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
C05008
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)1011476212
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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