Magazine article Geographical

Top Ten Writer's Read

Magazine article Geographical

Top Ten Writer's Read

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Brian Fagan is an archaeological writer whose numerous books on the past include four works on ancient climate change. His latest (edited) book, The Complete Ice Age, is out now

1. STORMS OF MY GRANDCHILDREN by James Hansen (BLOOMSBURY, 18.99 [pounds sterling])

A thought-provoking and accessible description of what the climatic future holds for us by a world authority

2. EUROPE BETWEEN THE OCEANS: 9000 BC TO AD 1000 by Barry Cunliffe (YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS, 30 [pounds sterling])

Why was Europe so special in ancient times? Cunliffe's masterly analysis melds archaeology with other sources

3. HMS SURPRISE by Patrick O'Brian (WW NORTON, 7.99 [pounds sterling])

The Aubrey/Maturin books have a special place in my heart. Brilliantly written and researched, and wonderfully evocative

4. MARTIN'S HUNDRED by Ivor Noel Hume. Rev. ed. (UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA PRESS, 9.95 [pounds sterling])

Consummate archaeological and historical detective work as Hume reconstructs a colonial American village

5. HITLER: A BIOGRAPHY by Ian Kershaw (PENGUIN, 12.99 [pounds sterling])

The anarchy and hubris of Nazi Germany revealed in a definitive biography for this generation

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