Book Reievsw El Niño, Catastrophism, a Nd Cultur E Cha Ng E iN aNC iENt a mEri Ca Edited by Daniel H. Sandweiss and Jeffrey Quilter, 2009, 438 pp., $55.00, hardbound, Harvard University Press/Dumbarton Oaks, ISBN 978-0-88402-353-1 his edited volume is a collection of 10 contribu- including basic mechanisms, and teleconnection tions originally presented during a symposium regions in the Western Hemisphere. This article was T of the same title at Dunbarton Oaks in October nicely illustrated and included several color figures, 2002. In the preface, Joanne Pillsbur y states that but was limited to discussion of variabilit y over “[t]his volume is concerned with questions of climate the last 40 years. Inclusion of some cha nge, resu lting catastrophes, a nd t he cu ltura l discussion of longer historical and responses to them.” In the introduction, the editors other proxy records would have been define the volume’s purpose further by suggesting that welcome. Sadly, these are the only it “. . . teaches that neither a simplistic return to cata- two contributions in the volume that strophism nor a complete denial of the role of natural focus specifically on climate studies. forces in the affairs of humans
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