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Lamb's subject is global and his coverage reflects it. It is his lack of balance that bothers me. His origial work all but ignored North America; this was .corrected somewhat in the second edition. But there is substantial evidence of the Medieval Warm Period and the Little Ice Age in archeological studies and in 16th and 17th century diaries and journals of European expeitions in North America that Lamb ignors. Still, no one else has focused on the available information in any systematic way that has been published to my knowledge...so five stars...there simply is nothing better on North America to date.
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Hubert Horace Lamb (22 September 1913 in Bedford – 28 June 1997 in Holt, Norfolk) was an English climatologist who founded the Climatic Research Unit in 1972 in the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia.
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