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The Way the Wind Blows: Climate Change, History, and Human Action


McIntosh, Roderick J., Tainter, Joseph A., McIntosh, Susan Keech, eds. 2000. The Way the Wind Blows: Climate Change, History, and Human Action. New York ; Chichester: Columbia University Press. 448 p.

Scientists and policymakers are beginning to understand in ever-increasing detail that environmental problems cannot be understood solely through the biophysical sciences. Environmental issues are fundamentally human issues and must be set in the context of social, political, cultural, and economic knowledge. The need both to understand how human beings in the past responded to climatic and other environmental changes and to synthesize the implications of these historical patterns for present-day sustainability spurred a conference of the world´s leading scholars on the topic. The Way the Wind Blows is the rich result of that conference.

Articles discuss the dynamics of climate, human perceptions of and responses to the environment, and issues of sustainability and resiliency. These themes are illustrated through discussions of human societies around the world and throughout history.

Please Note: This publication is only available for purchase from the Columbia University Press Web site.
The Way the Wind Blows: Climate, History, and Human Action:
http://www.columbia.edu/cu/cup/catalog/data/023111/0231112084.HTM

Hardbound: ISBN 0231112084
Paperback: ISBN 0231112092


Title: RMRS Other Publications: The Way the Wind Blows: Climate Change, History, and Human Action
Electronic Publish Date: May 14, 2004
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May 14, 2004

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