The history of climate change and the solutions communities opted for are critical to tackling the current global warming issue. Howe explores the historical contribution captured by people who were first to notice global warming to ask readers to form their own opinions on the matter. To elaborate, the subsequent chapters include the biographies of the prominent researchers in this area of study and their critical findings and conclusions. For instance, the first chapter embarks on the first scientists who studied the temperatures of the globe, providing an in-depth overview of their works. The piece provides extensive information and research on global warming, which is easy to comprehend and enjoyable to read.
Komnene portrays her admiration for the history and why it is crucial to preserve the memories of the past and not forget its meaning. It is undoubtedly her primary reason for writing the story of her father’s life, which aims to recollect his accomplishments and great deeds. Overall, the author’s writing is exceptionally informative, but the descriptive techniques that are employed make this piece gripping. Besides, as the teller of the story is the daughter of this man, her narrative is perceived as reliable and accurate.
Franz Rosenthal argues the ignorance of people who do not put effort into finding the truth in history. Most authors either state the generally-known facts about a certain period of the past, while others seek to add their contribution by modifying the information and adding their own opinions on the matters. The author opposes such questionable writing with arguments on how it shapes history to the point when it is unrecognizable.
In her piece, Carol Symes strongly judges the current tendency to modernize everything, especially history. It is evident from her way of writing that she feels pessimistic about this tendency and describes how everything “un-Modern” is turned into fashionable to satisfy new generations. According to the author’s perspective, popular culture is ignorant of admiring “un-Modern” mythology, history, and the other settings of their everyday lives.
Le Roy Ladurie presents an intriguing history of a southern French village, Montaillou. The author explores the daily life of the community in the village and mountain pastures. What is more, the in-depth description is evident throughout the whole piece, when the behavior, social mentality, and demography of peasants and shepherds are explored further. Magnificent writing makes this story not dry but beautiful and, at times, tragic.
This piece raises an important question about the notion of privilege existing in historical documents and stories in general. The author argues that the prejudice towards the authentic evidence that focuses on a few individuals is less valuable than a story of a community or nation. This work is based not on questionable facts but on many examples from the writer’s life, which so easily captures readers’ attention.
Chakrabarty explores the way history is modeled to be presented and why the methods to achieve this representation are so unjust and flawed. Even though the writer agrees with the reasonability of the discipline of history authorizing the knowledge in one particular way, he still passionately disputes it as some experiences cannot be captured the same as others. The author discovers many reasons for people to either support this way of preserving the past or, on the contrary, deny its righteousness. Still, Chakrabarty chooses not to give his own opinions but information for readers to think about and interpret, which makes this piece even more valuable and exquisite.