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New Light on the Black Death: The Cosmic Connection

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Over the years doubts have been expressed about the accepted view that the Black Death was caused by bubonic plague. By looking at the evidence of tree-rings and ice cores, the author has identified a series of natural catastrophes at the beginning of the fourteenth century, caused by meteor strikes.
Paperback, 192 pages
Published September 15th 2006 by Tempus (first published 2006)
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Baillie does a great job of compiling historical accounts of plagues and pestilence, and a good job of presenting mythological accounts. While the tree-ring data is interesting and seems sound, the later chapters on ammonium, etc. are flimsy. Useful bibliography.
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