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The way the wind blows : climate, history, and human action

Author: Roderick J McIntosh
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 2012.
Series: The historical ecology series
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [Digital printing]View all editions and formats

Experts in a variety of disciplines in the natural and social sciences--including geology, climatology, history, and anthropology--consider such topics as the dynamics of climate, human perceptions  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roderick J McIntosh
ISBN: 9780231112086 0231112084 9780231112093 0231112092
OCLC Number: 920010894
Notes: Urspr. ersch. 2000.
Description: 413 Seiten : Illustrationen.
Contents: List of Illustrations List of Tables Notes on the Contributors 1. Climate, History, and Human Action, by Roderick J. McIntosh, Joseph A. Tainter, and Susan Keech Mc Intosh 1. Climate, Environment, and Human Action 2. Climate Variability During the Holocene: An Update, by Robert B. Dunbar 3. Complexity Theory and Sociocultural Change in the American Southwest, by Jeffrey S. Dean 2. Social Memory 4. Environmental Perception and Human Responses in History and Prehistory, by Fekri Hassan 5. Social Memory in Mande, by Roderick J. McIntosh 6. Memories, Abstractions, and Conceptualization of Ecological Crisis in the Mande World, by Tereba Togola 7. From Garden to Globe: Linking Time and Space with Meaning and Memory, by Carole L. Crumley 8. Chinese Attitudes Toward Climate, by Cho-yun Hsu 3. Cultural Responses to Climate Change 9. Three Rivers: Subregional Variations in Earth System Impacts in the Southwestern Maya Lowlands (Candelaria, Usumacinta, and Champoton Watersheds), by Joel D. Gunn and William J. Folan 10. The Lowland Maya Civilization: Historical Consciousness and Environment, by David Freidel and Justine Shaw 11. Social Responses to Climate Change Among the Chumash Indians of South Central California, by John R. Johnson 4. History and Contemporary Affairs 12. Global Change, History and Sustainability, by Joseph A. Tainter 13. Land Degradation as a Socionatural Process, by S.E. van der Leeuw and the ARCHAEOMEDES Research Team Index
Series Title: The historical ecology series
Responsibility: ed. by Roderick J. McIntosh [und weitere].


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This book not only represents the 'state of the art' of current discussions, but it also sets the agenda for future thinking and research on how humans produce and respond to climate change. . . . Read more...

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