Experts in a variety of disciplines in the natural and social sciencesincluding geology, climatology, history, and anthropologyconsider such topics as the dynamics of climate, human perceptions of and responses to the environment, and issues of sustainability and resiliency.
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. . . . This book defines and occupies new ground...[and] will mark a turning point in the way scholars and students from a variety of disciplines study and understand the interaction of people and their environments.