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

ISBN-10: 0231112092

ISBN-13: 9780231112093

Edition: 2000

Authors: Roderick J. McIntosh, Joseph A. Tainter, Susan Keech McIntosh

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This text takes a holistic look at environmental problems by examining them from the context of political, social, and cultural viewpoints it includes articles on Chinese attitudes towards climate, and civilisation's view of the environment.
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List price: $46.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 8/24/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

Roderick J. McIntosh is professor of anthropology at Rice University.Joseph A. Tainter is project leader of Cultural Heritage Research at the Rocky Mountain Research Station.Susan Keech McIntosh is professor of anthropology at Rice University and the director of Scientia: an institute for the history of science and culture.

List of Illustrations
List of Tables
Notes on the Contributors
Climate, History, and Human Action
Climate, Environment, and Human Action
Climate Variability During the Holocene: An Update
Complexity Theory and Sociocultural Change in the American Southwest
Social Memory
Environmental Perception and Human Responses in History and Prehistory
Social Memory in Mande
Memories, Abstractions, and Conceptualization of Ecological Crisis in the Mande World
From Garden to Globe: Linking Time and Space with Meaning and Memory
Chinese Attitudes Toward Climate
Cultural Responses to Climate Change
Three Rivers: Subregional Variations in Earth System Impacts in the Southwestern Maya Lowlands (Candelaria, Usumacinta, and Champoton Watersheds)
The Lowland Maya Civilization: Historical Consciousness and Environment
Social Responses to Climate Change Among the Chumash Indians of South-Central California
History and Contemporary Affairs
Global Change, History, and Sustainability
Land Degradation as a Socionatural Process
Index